WIAW: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Wednesday!! It’s always lovely to see ya. Last night, my friends from company and I were moping over how it was ONLY Tuesday. I think that’s how weeks tend to go by right after a break— nice and slowwwwww. At least there’s Christmas to look forward to!

For this edition of WIAW, I’ll be showing you what I ate the day after our Thanksgiving feast. Unlike other people who were full for the rest of the weekend after Turkey Day, I still had my appetite on Friday morning! Last year, I might have tried to ignore my hunger, thinking that I’d already eaten way too much the night before. I would hold back for the rest of the weekend and try to amp up the workouts in order to compensate. After reflecting on how my Thanksgiving went this year, I realized that it went a lot like Clare’s— much more enjoyable.

I also ended up cooking just as much on Friday as I did on Thursday since I wanted to jazz up some leftovers. I think I spent a good three hours making new dishes, which amounted to only two. I’m a painfully slow chef (“chef”), but I love cooking whenever I have the chance! Alright, I’m done rambling. Here’s what I ate on Friday:

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Thanks for hosting, Jenn!

Breakfast

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Pumpkin seed raisin bread with cherry butter toffee peanut butter, apple, Korean pear, strawberries + glass o’ milk

Lunch/Snacks

I kinda just munched here and there throughout the afternoon…

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More Korean pear + apple slices

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A slice of Thanksgiving Leftovers Frittata

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A piece of leftover cornbread

I also had a bite of my mom’s turkey congee— YUM. I probably had more snacks that I didn’t photograph.

Dinner

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The rest of the quinoa stuffing and some more frittata

Dessert

THE BEST.

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The last of the berry crumb pie a la mode

Thanksgiving leftovers are seriously just as good (if not, better) than the actual turkey dinner. *Sigh* I’m gonna miss that pie.

Happy hump day :)

So tell me: What did you eat the day after Thanksgiving? Were you still full or did you have an appetite?

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16 thoughts on “WIAW: Thanksgiving Leftovers

  1. cherry butter toffee peanut butter… now where might I find this delicious nut butter??? The day after Thanksgiving I felt normal. I never find myself indulging on Thanksgiving Day. To be honest, I’m not really a huge fan of Thanksgiving foods.

  2. I definately woke up on Friday just as hungry or even more so that usual!! Everyone was like “I’m still stuffed from yesterday” what????! I’m over here like “feed me!”😳🙈
    By the way you are killing me with that corn bread 😭😉
    Hope you’re having a great day!

  3. Hey Alison! This post was delish. Just wanted to letcha know how much I’ve been loving your blog as of late. I’m a freshman in college, and it’s always real inspiring to read stuff by fellow health fiends, like you, who’ve managed to figure out so much about maintaining a fit, nutritious, happy lifestyle at our age. You’re truly wise beyond your years, girl, as I’m sure you’ve heard before. I also went through a phase where I was heavily restricting my caloric intake and overexercising, then snapped myself out of it similarly to how you have, thanks a lot in part to blogs like yours that showed me how silly I was being. You keep me motivated, keep me realizing the importance of treating my mind and body with respect. So keep up the good work! You’re the bomb.

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