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Detox Using Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (As Seen on ABC Chicago)

Now that the big event is over, how can you use up those leftovers while also getting back on track with your weight loss goals? Perhaps you’re thinking there’s no way you can use that feast food to your advantage? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour has good news for you! Watch this video and read the blog for more helpful detox tips!


If you’re like me, you always seem to find yourself with a fridge packed full of leftovers after Thanksgiving (or any other major holiday!). Many of my private weight loss clients worry that they won’t be able to get back to their goals until they’ve spent the following week eating up all those remaining celebratory dishes.

They don’t need to worry and neither do you! Here’s a few simple ways to put all that food to work, detox yourself, and avoid waste, starting with that star of Thanksgiving: the  turkey!

Shredded Turkey Salad

Start with a base of spinach and/or other mixed greens. Using your hands, shred a portion of leftover turkey meat and place it on top of the greens. Top this with a healthy salad dressing. My go-to is Primal Kitchen, their products are made with avocado oil, super yummy! If you’re local to the Chicago area you can find them for sale at Mariano’s or Jewel.

If you’re not really a salad person, try my low-carb twist on that usual post-thanksgiving staple: the turkey sandwich. Using large leafs of romaine lettuce, add some of your shredded turkey. Then top with a little avocado mayo, also available from Primal Kitchen, roll it up and enjoy guilt-free!

Green Bean Soup

Turn your green bean salad, or any other leftover cooked veggies, into a hearty, healthy soup! If you want to make a large batch throw it in the crockpot or in a big pot on the stove with some broth and spices. You can even add in some coconut milk and make it more like a thai curry soup, mmm!

Or you can make individual servings, one meal at a time! Need a quick lunch?  Just put your veggies in a bowl, top it with some Bru Broth, heat in the microwave, and enjoy!

Bru Broth is a doubly great option because it provides protein and it’s anti-inflammatory.

Quiche Me Quick

Got leftover pie crust? Crumble that delicious, flaky pastry into a non-stick muffin tin, crack an egg on top, add some veggies, herbs, and spices. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20min. These are wonderful because you can make a whole batch at a time, then store them to reheat for fast snacking throughout the week!

Here it is, folks, the ultimate hack: How to get back on track while eating pie for breakfast 😉

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

If you’re nuts about pumpkin pie then you’re going to love this one! Take your leftover pumpkin pie filling, about a tablespoon per smoothie. Blend it with some greek yogurt, water, and a handful of spinach for an absolutely delicious, but still healthy treat. Step it up further by adding in some protein powder and voila! You’ve got an amazing, detoxifying, protein-packed breakfast!

Once you’re all out of tempting leftovers, if you find yourself wishing for further guidance on what to eat, check out my helpful Meal Plan & Recipe Book.

Happy Holidays!


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Thanksgiving Detox (As Seen on Fox 32)

Fitness Expert & Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour shares ways to detox after the big Thanksgiving feast. Learn how to go from bloated to shrunk in no time at all with anti-inflammatory foods that support detox and weight loss.

Clients in my private weight loss program for women actually lose weight after big holiday meals! Surprised? It’s because motivation to do a detox is high after all that indulging, so while they’re cleansing their bodies to decrease the bloat and feel good, they’re also shedding the pounds at the same time.

Check out these quick and easy ways to detox after a big meal.

Four Easy Ways to Detox

Start with Juice

Give your body a rest with a morning juice detox! Buy juice at the store or make your own. The best juices have greens in them, so add spinach, kale or collard greens if you’re making your own. Green leafy vegetables help flush out toxins because they are anti-inflammatory.

Don’t forget to add seeds. You can use chia seeds, flax seeds, or even pumpkin seeds! Seeds provide fiber to help you feel fuller longer.

Think Lean, Lean, Lean

Thanksgiving was all about enjoying the breadings and the sauces, but now it’s time to look away and eat clean. Forget the breadcrumbs and fried yumminess, go for a plain steak or chicken breast with nothing extra added. Add some of the greens you use in your morning juice to your dinner meal and you’ll be golden!

Spice Things Up

Don’t worry. Eating clean and lean can still be delicious! Turmeric, ginger, and garlic are amazing spices because they have strong anti-inflammatory properties and speed up your metabolism (and they taste great too!). Remember to stay away from salt though! These spices will help flush out all the excess sodium in your body after Thanksgiving.

Mix up an olive oil and ginger-garlic dressing for your greens. Or, try chopping up garlic, ginger, or turmeric to add to a pan of veggies for roasting or to sauté in a skillet with other food.

Focus on Hydration

Drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day! Water supports your detox organs and helps them flush toxins and excess sodium out. Your urine should be nearly clear whenever you use the restroom.

Flavor up your water with a squeeze of fresh lemon, or add other fruits to a large pitcher to create an yummy infusion.

You can also try a special Detox Tea or take a Ginger Supplement to help you hydrate and flush your body.

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Day After Thanksgiving Detox As Seen on FOX Chicago

Feeling a little stuffed after Thanksgiving weekend? If you’re looking for ways to reset your system and lose the bloat after too much turkey and stuffing, you’re in the right place. Our Health & Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour shows us how with 5 easy ways to deflate like a balloon and shrink your waistline in 3 days or less.

1. Load up on the anti-inflammatory foods! Green leafy vegetables, COOKED vegetables (not raw – ditch the salads!) are the easiest for your body to digest and will help reduce bloat. Kale and spinach are great green, leafy vegetables.

2. Ginger & other healthy spices. Speed up your metabolism by getting things moving!

3. Next, drink plenty of water, sparkling water, or coconut water. If you MUST drink soda, have a sip and then pour the rest out. Drinking tea, like ginger tea, will also help with soothing the stomach. Adding some lemon to your water is another great addition to help detox.

4. Speaking of getting things moving, pick up a probiotic to help get things moving and improve your gut health. I like these probiotics. You want to get things moving on the inside to help clear out your system.

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