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Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers on Live. Work. Play.

Tired of the same leftovers after the holiday meal. Get creative and tasty ideas from Big Y on this edition of Live. Work. Play.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Leftovers are one of the best things about Thanksgiving. Enjoy them safely in new and creative ways!  

Remember, when packing up leftovers:

Refrigerate within 2 hours of being at room temperature.

Store in shallow containers and cut meats, like turkey, into smaller portions.

Consume leftovers within 3-4 days and re-heat to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Always remember – when in doubt, throw it out!

Here are with some new ways to utilize Thanksgiving leftovers:

Turkey and Zoodles Click here for the recipe.

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Stuffing Waffles with Roasted Turkey Click Here for Recipe.

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For other great ways to use holiday leftovers, check out these recipes on bigy.com:

Rustic Turkey Tart - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/11460

Turkey Waldorf Salad - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/10262

Thanksgiving Lettuce Cups - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/10249

Vegetable Bake - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/10251

Thanksgiving Muffins - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/8799

Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescents - https://www.bigy.com/rs/recipe/0/11475

For a listing of FREE Big Y virtual nutrition events with registered dietitians, visit www.bigy.com/LivingWell/GetSocial

Or email Big Y's dietitian team with nutrition questions at livingwell@bigy.com

This edition of Live. Work. Play. is sponsored by Big Y.

Credit: Big Y