I eat the leftovers for the next day or 2 whether they are from a restaurant or a meal we made larger than needed, it means less frequent cooking and easy to grab and go meals. I do occasionally grab leftovers the same day, especially if it's pasta, but I find I usually regret it. Hoping to get better about having a more varied diet
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I always automatically put aside right off half the portions since the "American way" is supersize and we are clueless on portion size. From there I just eat what I do have as leftovers for the meals the next day or two. I am use to eating the same thing for a couple days in a row since I go on food runs - helps burn out those cravings that hit. And since we do pay for this meal to begin with - might as well take advantage of it (and if I don't eat it, my partner does).
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I handle leftovers as my lunch/treat for the next day. I get home, put it into my lunchware... (I'm a gay guy we have items for different occasions. hehehehehe) and put it in the fridge. If I look at the food with desire before the morning, I remind myself of the trouble I have to go through to make a new lunch and since it's all done now I can sleep in a bit longer in the morning. Helps me and talks me out of eating the leftovers and at work I have a wonderful lunch while everyone is ordering out.
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Well, i am working elsewhere tomorrow, so i won't run in to her until later this week. But we did find out that we go to the same yoga studio, and that we've both been slacking. If nothing else, i now have a new yoga buddy!
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When i go out to eat with friends, or order out at lunch, i usually eat about half the food, and then wrap the rest up for later. Only problem is that sometimes i wind up eating it as soon as i get home! I could avoid this by not taking the leftovers home, but I hate letting good food go to waste.
Tonight i went to a great Ethiopian restaurant, and of course took home the leftovers. But i have a very silly reason for saving them until tomorrow: I freelance and i know i'll be working with a girl i have a huuuuge crush on. In my head, i am imagining that my yummy leftovers would be a great conversation starter... we'll see, i guess!
Anyway, what are your opinions on (and strategies for) leftovers?
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