‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving leftovers! Although Thanksgiving might be a bit smaller this year, you still might be coming home with leftovers, or even extra food to enjoy during the week. Leftovers are a great vessel to create new, exciting meals; you can add put them to a taco or even make a pizza! If you’re looking for what to do with your leftovers, you’ve come to the right place. There’s so much on our site about leftovers and how to use them, so check out these links for some meal prep ideas, creative repurposing inspiration, and tips!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives for all your weekly meal plan needs!

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General:

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftovers Tacos With Cranberry Salsa

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These general leftovers are those that focus solely on using your specific Thanksgiving recipes to create another dish! For instance, you can take any of your Thanksgiving leftovers and put them into a taco and have it for lunch or dinner! YOu can also create a sandwich with them all and use Leftover Rice Bread by Namita Tiwari as the bread. You can even used leftover potatoes and put a spin on these Holiday Poutine Fries by Alexandra and Eian. There are so many different ways to enjoy your leftovers!

Potatoes:

Vegan Baked Mashed Potato Balls

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The best way to reuse potatoes is by adding them to another of your favorite dishes! You can even get creative with them; you can use them on top of shepherd’s pie, or even make these Baked Mashed Potato Balls by Nichole Harju!

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Roasted Veggies:

Vegan Green Bean Casserole Pizza

Source: Green Bean Casserole Pizza

Roasted vegetable might seem like a boring leftover, but you can make them into a whole new dish! Try out using them in this Roasted Vegetable Rainbow Hummus from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez or even create a Green Bean Casserole Pizza!

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Lentils:

Vegan Lentil Pot Pie with Biscuits

Source: Lentil Pot Pie with Biscuits

Lentils are a great leftover because they are so versitle. You can use them to make meatballs or you can even add leftover lentils to rice and have that be your meal! You can use them in sloppy joes, as well; don’t be afraid to get creative with your creations!

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Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Easy Churros

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

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