Got Leftovers? Smart tips to ensure you actually use them.
Many of us struggle with reusing leftovers. They do have a tendency to be lost in the back of the fridge and then by the time they are re-discovered, they are quickly disposed of with a feeling of food waste shame.
Here are our tips on how to master the leftovers game:
We like to use transparent storage jars so we can see what’s inside. Extra bonus points for using dry erase markers to identify the food and also add a packing date.
- Think “ingredients” not “leftovers”.
That roast chicken breast can be turned into a delicious sandwich or become a base of hearty chicken soup. Roasted veggie leftovers can be transformed into a healthy satisfying rice salad.
- Turn dinner into lunch.
Not just at home, but also a packed lunch. Think of all the money savings!
- Make your leftovers look appetizing.
We like to divide them up into smaller portion sizes that look more attractive and are more approachable for healthy snacks or packed lunches.
- Location, Location, Location.
Place your food storage jars in a well lit and prominent space in the fridge, so you are reminded of their existence.
- Save those scraps.
Veggie scraps can be reused to make vegetable stock.
- Soup to the rescue.
And when in a last minute salvage panic - make soup!