10 Holiday Leftover Makeover Recipes

10 Holiday Leftover Makeover Recipes

If you haven't yet heard, FitCakes is in the midst of arecipe roundup-athon for the 12 days of Christmas!And I'm getting all the healthy food bloggers out there involved! I've been meeting all kinds of amazing people and finding sooo many great healthy recipes to try while helping you find the best recipes on the interweb for the holiday season!

 

Check out the countdown so far:

On the 12th day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 12 Healthy Small Bites Recipes

On the 11th Day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 11 Kid-Friendly Recipes!

There are just TEN days until Christmas.  Does that not blow your mind?  

I think I just heard an explosion - I'll take that as a yes.

From now until New Years, the days are sure to be filled with lots of parties, family/friends over for dinner, and neighborhood Iron-Chef competitions.  Right?  

Alright, the neighborhood Iron-Chef competitions aren't a thing.  Yet.  Still working on that... let me know if you're in the area, we'll totally make this happen.

Still, there is going to be - maybe there already is - more leftover food taking over the fridge than you imagined possible.  I always feel like somehow it multiplies on its own... I mean, I couldn't really have cooked all that in the last 24 hours, could I?  I'm sure at some point I would have realized there are only two people living in my house...

 

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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Currently, I’m reading another of Michael Pollan’s books, Cooked, in which he talks about one of my favorite subjects – you guessed it – cooking.  At the beginning of one of the chapters, he asks, rhetorically of course, “Is there anyone alive who actually enjoys chopping onions?”

And honestly, if anyone does… it isn’t me.  Oh, I’m okay with zoning out and getting a little “Zen” with my cooking, as he puts it – it’s not the drudgery of chopping that gets me.  It’s just that my poor eyeballs can’t stand it. 

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Chicken Pasta with Acorn Squash + Arugula

Chicken Pasta with Acorn Squash + Arugula

I must say, simple and delicious are two things I like in a recipe.  Bonus points if it looks good to me – extra bonus points if it makes the rest of the family want to eat it up.  And, call me crazy, but I also expect a good recipe to have some healthy virtues!

Does that sound like too much to ask?

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Pumpkin & Spaghetti Squash Tetrazzini

Pumpkin & Spaghetti Squash Tetrazzini

Go get your farmer’s market shopping on, people – and stock up on some squash!  If you haven’t made much besides jack-o-lanterns out of winter squash before, I suggest you try it out.  No… not next year – right now! 

You might already know this, but I always...

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