Save these healthy Thanksgiving tips and recipes we shared on social media this week, and always be prepared. You can also find healthy recipes year-round on our Pinterest!
- Cooking fires double on Thanksgiving Day! Make sure you have a smoke alarm in your home, and that it is tested regularly.
- Make sure you thaw your turkey safely, in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in a microwave oven, to keep it out of the temperature range where it grows bacteria!
- If you’re baking things ahead, or making the bird on the big day, make sure you check on the oven regularly and use timers.
- Don’t leave the kitchen unattended while your burners are going, and avoid loose sleeves while over the stove.
- After your guests leave tonight, make sure you check the house to ensure all candles or fires are out. Start packing up leftovers within 2 hours.
- Make sure you removed all the stuffing from the inside of your turkey, and store the two separately.
- Don’t leave leftovers in their serving dishes with plastic wrap or foil coverings, transfer them to smaller, airtight containers.
- Leftovers in your fridge are good for 3 to 4 days. If you have a lot, freezing leftovers is a great option, and they will keep for 3 to 4 months.
First, we had a savory recipe for Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy.
And Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins to go inside.
If you want something that will wow your guests, make this Truffled Pommes Anna instead of mashed potatoes.
And try this light Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms that is only 173 calories.
Make these delicious Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes this holiday and skip the marshmallows.
And whip up this Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider with ingredients you already have on hand.
Got leftovers? You can make this Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan with your leftovers and things in your pantry.
You can never have too many recipes for your leftover turkey. Try this Mexican Turkey Stew that won’t remind you of your holiday meal.