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The Post Thanksgiving Day Feast

November 28, 2008

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now, what are you going to do with all of those leftovers? We realize that you’ve been cooking nonstop for several days, so here are some simple recipes that take little time and you won’t have to waste any food.

What to do with the leftover turkey:

Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 red onion, sliced into thin strips
1 bunch curly kale, sliced into thin ribbons
leftover turkey, sliced into bite-size chunks
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. Slowly sauté the onions in oil over medium low heat for 7-10 minutes, until they start to turn light brown.
2. Add kale and stir until wilted, about 3 minutes.
3. Add turkey and cook another 2 minutes until it is warm.
4. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

What to do with the leftover sweet potatoes:

If the sweet potatoes are feeling dry add a little olive oil. Sprinkle some rosemary and caraway seeds onto the sweet potatoes and warm in the oven to your satisfaction.

Finally, relax and enjoy all of your hard work. And if your family and friends are in town be sure to spend time with them.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.