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Making the Most of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

This week on social media in food, we gave you some Cooking Light recipes to make use of all of those Thanksgiving leftovers.

First up was Cranberry-Hoisin Turkey Buns, a tasty take on a Chinese sandwich.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

Try making these Spicy Turkey Soft Tacos with homemade mole sauce.

Spicy Turkey Soft Tacos

 

Try using up your extra sides and turkey with Roasted Squash Soup with Turkey Croquettes.

Roasted Squash Soup with Turkey Croquettes

 

If you’re looking for something lighter for dinner tonight, try this Asian Turkey Salad with your leftovers.

Asian Turkey Salad

 

Make this Roast Turkey and Prosciutto Pizza with your leftovers instead of takeout tonight.

 Roast Turkey and Prosciutto Pizza

 

Try these Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa for a spicy leftover meal or snack.

Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

 

Make this hearty Turkey Mushroom Bread Pudding to use up the last of your holiday meal.

Turkey Mushroom Bread Pudding

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Healthy Thanksgiving

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.

Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy

 

And Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins to go inside.

Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins

 

If you want something that will wow your guests, make this Truffled Pommes Anna instead of mashed potatoes.

Truffled Pommes Anna

 

And try this light Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms that is only 173 calories.

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

 

 

Make these delicious Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes this holiday and skip the marshmallows.

Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

 

And whip up this Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider with ingredients you already have on hand.

Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider

 

Got leftovers? You can make this Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan with your leftovers and things in your pantry.

Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan

 

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.

Mexican Turkey Stew

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Thanksgiving Desserts

Healthier Thanksgiving Desserts

This week in food, we gave you healthy Thanksgiving desserts, with plenty of pumpkin, that will be perfect after your big meal, or all holiday season long. And don’t forget to check our Pinterest for more desserts  and Thanksgiving recipes.

First up, is Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies you can make ahead and keep on hand for the kids.

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Image and Recipe via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

 

Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake is a delicious holiday twist on a classic.

Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake

 

If pecan pie is your weakness, try this Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle to end your meal.

Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle

 

Try this Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze for a lighter pumpkin dessert fix than the traditional pie.

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

 

If you prefer cheesecake to pie, try making this No-Bake Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel for your holiday dessert.

No-Bake Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel

 

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving must. This year, try this lighter Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart.

Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart

 

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try serving it with this healthier Coconut Whipped Cream.

Coconut Whipped Cream

 

Make these decadent, individual Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings this season.

Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings

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Fighting COPD

National COPD Month

November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Month. We gave you info each day about the disease.

24 million Americans suffer from it and half remain undiagnosed. Learn more.

Are you at risk for? Find out now.

Do you think your loved one might be suffering from it? What should you say?

48% of patients don’t fully report their symptoms, and 35% their smoking history. Don’t risk your health, talk to your doctor.

So you think you or your loved one might be suffering from COPD. Now, it’s time to talk to your doctor.

For doctors, educating patients can be hard. Check out these tips for talking with patients about it.

So you know you have COPD. How can you treat and manage it? Check out these ways to breathe better.

American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

This month is American Diabetes Month, and this year is all about helping Americans get cooking to stop diabetes. We will give you more info each day this week.

Get Moving Mondays are all about getting you active and helping you keep a healthy lifestyle all week long.

And visit our health and wellness tool Rally or our Pinterest workout board to get active today!

Tasty Tip Tuesdays are about making sure that people can prevent diabetes with a healthy diet, and still eat delicious food.

And visit our Pinterest for healthy swap info and recipes.

What’s Cooking Wednesdays help you choose healthy recipes for your holiday meals to help prevent diabetes.

And visit our Pinterest Thanksgiving board for more healthy holiday recipes.

Get Together Thursdays are all about hosting events to cook to prevent diabetes with your friends and family, and make healthy choices together.

And find healthy recipes, cocktails and more on our Pinterest.

Fact Check Friday will challenge your knowledge about nutrition and diabetes with questions from the American Diabetes Association. Share them and spread the knowledge!

Weekend Challenge to Stop Diabetes is an opportunity to help raise funds to stop it. Visit the American Diabetes Association to find fun ways to help today.

Still feeling like you don’t know much about diabetes? Visit the American Diabetes Association (link below,) or find more resources on our Disease Management page.

Get more info on this weekly schedule!

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers for the Holidays

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

This week in food on social media, we gave you easy, delicious recipes for Thanksgiving appetizers to help you start planning your holiday menus.

First up was Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta, which you can prepare in advance of the big meal.

Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

 

Clams Casino with Pancetta is decadent and satisfying, but just 61 calories apiece.

Clams Casino with Pancetta

 

Ricotta, Gorgonzola, and Honey Spread is a perfect, easy appetizer for your holiday meal.

Ricotta, Gorgonzola, and Honey Spread

 

Guests can dip into luscious Warm Cranberry-Walnut Brie while you finish cooking.

Warm Cranberry-Walnut Brie

 

Make Loaded Sweet Potato Skins, a hearty holiday appetizer that could substitute for the classic side.

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Image and Recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Keep a basket of Honey-Almond Focaccia on the table as a tasty pre-meal snack.

Honey-Almond Focaccia

 

Potato-Apple Latkes are a perfect recipe for an appetizer or to save for Christmas breakfast.

Potato-Apple Latkes

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Alzheimer’s Disease Brain

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month, so on social media, we gave you more info on the disease each day.

In the U.S., there are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. Give these people a big thank you! And learn how to join in the raising awareness this month.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops it.

There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year from Alzheimer’s, and it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. These numbers could triple with the baby boomers unless we make breakthroughs to prevent or treat it.

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive condition in the nation. The cost to America in 2014 will be $214 billion. Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare dollars is spent on those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Almost 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. In her 60s, a woman is more like to develop it than breast cancer.

15.5 million caregivers provide 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care for Alzheimer’s victims. More than 60% of them are women.

Find a walk, other ways to help, or more info.