Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means your fridge is more than likely stuffed to the brim with leftovers. Instead of wasting that delicious cranberry sauce, we have some ideas that will help you put it to good use! Try out these tasty and healthy recipes we’ve rounded up from other bloggers to keep you from adding to unnecessary food waste.

01 Leftover Cranberry Sauce Parfait

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A parfait is a great healthy breakfast (or snack) option. These parfaits are made with non-fat Greek yogurt, leftover cranberry sauce, and granola. Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics to keep your digestive system regular — especially important this time of year. It’s also full of iodine which is important for proper thyroid function and a healthy metabolism. Click here to check out this recipe from Well Plated by Erin.

 

02 Spicy Cranberry Chicken Wings

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It’s still tailgate season down here in Alabama and chicken wings are a crowd favorite! These wings are perfect for all that post-Thanksgiving football watching. Give this recipe from the Bewitchin Kitchen a try! Pro-Tip: For a leaner meat, switch the wings for a chicken breast.

 

03 Creamy Cranberry Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is a great way to start your day! Oats are an incredibly nutritious food packed with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, they’re higher in fiber and protein compared to other grains. Dress up your morning oats with this recipe from Veggie Inspired.

 

04 Cranberry Salad Dressing

This cranberry salad dressing is a great way to give any salad a holiday touch. With ingredients like apple cider vinegar, you’re adding health benefits to the mix too! Apple cider vinegar has proven to help lower blood sugar responses after meals, as well as increase the feeling of fullness, helping folks eat fewer calories! Try this easy and delicious recipe from Cook, Eat, Paleo.

 

05 Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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Wings are always a crowd favorite, but for those of us looking to keep things light, we’ve put a spin on traditional wings for delicious flavor and added health benefits. While these “wings” aren’t traditional, substituting cauliflower for chicken is an easy and healthy switch. Give this recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips a try.

 

06 Pomegranate-Cranberry Salad

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Looking for a healthy and delicious way to snack? Check out this pomegranate and cranberry salad! You can either eat it by itself or, if you’re feeling experimental, we suggest topping it off with some non-fat Greek yogurt. Click here for the recipe from Taste of Home.

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