Leftovers Into Lunches
are in you fridge right now? Turn your delicious leftovers into lunches for the next day. You'll find yourself making extra dinner so that everyone can take leftovers for lunch the following day.
The real advantages are:
1) You'll know what your family is eating, probably a lot healthier than what they can buy at school or work.
2) Think of the money that will be saved turning your leftovers into lunch. At work, my lunch usually runs anywhere between $5-$8 a day.
Here are some great ideas for turning leftovers into lunches:
Meatloaf - Slice it up and make sandwiches, or take a slice, crumble it up over some spaghetti and tomato sauce. When you're ready to eat, just put it in
Pot Roast - Some foods just taste better the next day. Pot Roast is definitely one of them. Slice it up, warm and put into an Italian roll and cover it with gravy for a nice hot sandwich.
Chicken - Chicken has to be one of the most versatile leftover foods ever. Of course, you can make sandwiches, but what about chicken salad, chicken wraps, or grill the leftovers for a great, grilled chicken salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pepers, and your favorite salad dressing.
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Soup or Stew - You don't have to do anything special for these leftovers. Just put them into a tight-sealed microwave bowl and go. You can warm it up at the office or school; if a microwave is not available, insert into a small big-mouth thermos. Warm it up in the morning, and it will be warm enough for your lunchtime meal.
Pasta Dishes - These dishes can be warmed up in a microwave container. You might want to add a little bit more sauce to keep the pasta dish from getting dry.
Steak and Pork Chops - Making a sandwich with these leftovers is too easy, try making a wrap with our favorite veggies and sauce.
I would suggest that you invest in some quality microwave containers with tight-fitting lids and a sturdy lunch bag. Think about how you would be throwing away good food and how much money you can save with leftover lunches.