By Emily McLaughlin
Yesterday, I was talking to a friend about the wonders of holiday desserts. We both share a love for baking and eating desserts… which is double the problem. Today the conversation switch from being about how delicious dessert were, to groaning about leftovers.
It’s hard to get back on that health bandwagon when you have a whole bunch of cookies and pastries lying around. What can we do about this? Pawn them off.
Things to do with holiday dessert leftovers:
1. Just eat them and immediately forget about it. Pretend it never happened.
2. Looking for a healthier option? Share with your roommates! I hate throwing perfectly good desserts away, but I also hate myself when I end up eating all of them. Whether you got sent home from your family party with tons of desserts, or you have some leftovers from your own baking… SHARE! Share with the people you live with… they’ll disappear faster.
3. Bring them to work — especially if you have some work meetings on the agenda or a break room to thrown them in. They will definitely get eaten either way.
4. Gift some! If you have some appetizing-looking, non-stale, yummy desserts left over and a holiday party on the horizon, put some desserts in cute gift bags and give them away. It’s a nice gesture and will do wonders to your waistline. ;)
In the time it took to write this post, I might have eaten 1.5 of my favorite Italian cookies. The bright side is that’s one less dessert in my apartment. Happy holidays, everyone!