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Tags | How To Use Leftovers, Leftover Meal Ideas, Reduce Food Waste, Saving Money

Don’t Waste Food! Create New Leftover Meals

Posted on 12 July 2013 by noelskitchen


Having a leftover night each week, helps reduce food waste and make the most of what you have, thus saving money. When I share my Busy Mom’s Menu Plan with my subscribers, I plan the menus with a leftover night every Saturday. We like to enjoy our Saturdays out of the house, going to the Farmer’s Market, going on a family drive, or simply spending the day at the lake. Leftovers make for an easy dinner and saves us money by reducing food waste.

We love leftovers and usually have no trouble using them up since we often eat them for lunch too! And just because you’re having a leftover night for dinner, doesn’t mean you have to have the same meal you had on Tuesday. Leftovers are usually pretty quick to fix and take no time at all to get on the table.

Leftovers in refrigerator


Some ways to incorporate those leftovers into your menu:

  • You’ve heard of Taco Bar Night right? How about having a leftover bar night? Heat the leftovers and place them on the dinner table and your family can choose which leftover to eat. Maybe it’s a little of everything.
  • Have left over chicken or meat? Marinate and toss with some fresh veggies for a stir-fry dish. Serve a little rice as a side dish.

Turn your leftovers into a great tasting new dish like the one we’re serving this week off the Busy Mom’s Menu Plan. It takes spaghetti to a whole new level.

 photo via:meal solutions




So, what did you think of this week’s leftover meal idea? Share your comments below.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Amy Says:

    Great idea,I hate wasting of food.Usually I keep Friday as my leftover day.My most favorite recipes are fried rice and different soups,coz I am able to use most of leftover veggies/meat in these dishes….
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  2. noelskitchen Says:

    That’s great Amy! You can make a lot of delicious “new” meals from leftovers. Happy cooking!

  3. Billy Says:

    I love the idea of conserving. My wife and I take our own tupperwares when we go to eat out. Then we can bring the leftovers home and save a throw away container!
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