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Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

family cookingAt the end of Thanksgiving, it is safe to say most people have an enormous amount of leftover food.  You could just reheat these leftovers and eat them for the next week, or you can work on your culinary creative skills and make them into something completely new.  Healthy Kids Today has complied a list of what to do with all that leftover food.  Try learning something new with all your leftover Thanksgiving food.

Turkey

  • Turkey Hash with Sunny Side Up Eggs – Using skinless turkey instead of traditional corned beef saves you 53 calories, 8 grams of fat and a whopping 606 milligrams of sodium per serving.
  • Turkey Cobb Sandwiches – For the salad only use white meat turkey and reduce the bacon and blue cheese by half.  For the dressing replace the mayo with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Curried Turkey Casserole – Reinvent leftover turkey by baking it with broccoli and a rich sauce seasoned with curry powder.  Day-old bread makes a golden, crunchy topping.
  • Quesadillas with Chutney and Brie – This simple, delicious preparation combines your holiday extras with melted brie and Dijon mustard.

Vegetables

  • Spicy Pickled Green Beans – Preserve your favorites to use all year long by pickling them in spicy brine.
  • Moroccan Carrot Soup – This simple spiced carrot soup gets added crunch from tasted pumpkin seeds and a mellow flavor from a drizzle of creamy yogurt.
  • Cranberry Tartlets – These bite-size pies sue leftover pastry dough and cranberry sauce.

Potato

What’s on the menu?

Let children help decide, such as choosing a vegetable side dish. Let them draw or write their choice to get them involved in meal planning.

Fourth Annual Live.Life.Healthy Health Fair

Create your own organic face maskStudent leaders of Live.Life.Healthy (LLH)—a Winter Park High School (WPHS) initiative designed to help inspire fellow students to live a healthier lifestyle—hosted their fourth annual health fair September 30, including a roving limbo station, a chance to test hand-washing skills and homemade face masks.

The health fair consisted of a variety of booths that touched on all aspects of a healthy lifestyle—including eating healthy foods, getting exercise, dental health, stress reduction, and taking steps to avoid skin cancer.

Students staffing each booth provided information and got students involved in related activities.

For example, at the stress reduction table, students were provided with information on healthy foods, physical activity, and other tips to help reduce their stress levels.  Students also received a free stress reduction ball.

Since hand washing is an important way to avoid illness, the LLH student leaders gave other students the chance to wash their hands and then used a special light and container to show how much dirt remained. Students received tips to help them do a better job next time.Stress reduction

At the Sugar Busters table, students were asked to guess how much sugar could be found in popular candies and then compare to the sugar in vegetables.

Also popular was the natural face mask booth where students learned how to create a homemade face mask with items commonly found in the home.

Other booths foMaking smoothiescused on the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan, a taste test between fat-free and regular ice cream, a juicing booth,  a smoothie bar, a make a better sandwich bar, and the necessity of good dental health.

LLH student leaders also used the occasion to continue to promote the bike share program which enables students to check out bicycles for free.  Additionally, LLH students used mobile technology to poll students about their happiness.  A follow up survey, based on the responses from this survey, will be conducted later in the year to identify common barriers and then brainstorm solutions to happiness.

LLH is a student-created and led initiative, founded and supported with grant funding from the Winter Park Health Foundation, to encourage all students to eat healthier and be more active.

Visit Live.Life.Healthy on Facebook or on Twitter for more information about the health fair and other healthy activities.

Holiday Makeover: Green Mash Potatoes

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Easy Vegetables: Roasted Butternut Squash

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Tangy Tomato Mango Salad

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Mediterranean Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

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Zesty Zucchini and Squash

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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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