Recipes are ways to reduce $293 million food waste estimated to be generated this Thanksgiving
Each year, Market Watch estimates $293 million in food waste is generated as a result of Thanksgiving dinners and celebrations. As more families spend Thanksgiving at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is only set to increase this year. Savor aims to put these leftovers to use – and give families more opportunities to connect through cooking – by offering five new uses of Thanksgiving foods.
“Thanksgiving is the time year when we celebrate all that we’re thankful for by cooking delicious meals,“ said Savor's Diya Basu. “But with the bountiful meals, comes a surplus of leftovers that all too often go to waste. By creating these new uses, we’re able to help reduce the food waste generated while increasing the opportunities to connect as a family through memorable, at-home experiences during these challenging times.”
Savor said these “five simple-to-make, easy-to-enjoy uses of Thanksgiving leftovers leverage popular holiday dishes alongside common household ingredients, making cold turkey and mayo sandwiches a thing of the past”:
√ Nacho average nacho: Leave no leftover behind and make a loaded nacho plate inclusive of all last night’s fixings, including turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables.
√ Be a roll model: Turn your leftover dinner rolls into croutons leverage those leftover greens to make a light salad topped with a yogurt-based dressing.
√ Stay toasty: Toast up a leftover dinner roll and add a healthy spread of cream cheese and cranberry sauce for a satisfyingly sweet bagel alternative. We're always finding new ways to toast.
√ Souper hero: Give your cheddar broccoli soup some extra love by tossing in any leftover vegetables that you have and topping with shredded turkey.
√ Take a dip: Swap chicken for last night’s centerpiece and make a spicy Buffalo turkey dip that’s perfect for any leftover vegetables or rolls.
A press release said, “Savor provides inspirational, yet attainable recipes for busy families all year round. From trying easy-to-make stuffed french toast on a Sunday morning to new takes on classic comfort foods and holiday baking inspiration, Savor is a place for people of all cooking and baking experience to get fresh ideas. A full list of recipes and more can be found at SavorRecipes.com.”