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Use Your Leftovers!




It sounds silly, perhaps, but I wonder if we really know how much money we throw away with the leftovers each week. I started making a concerted effort to use every bit of food that is in the fridge. Whether restaurant or home leftovers and I found I was stretching 4 more meals, at least, by either reheating or using them in another way. I think we take how much food we have for granted sometimes.

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If you refuse to eat leftovers, then do your best to not cook more than you will eat or order more than you will eat. I found the appetizer menu is a great place for me to order from. With the size prepared by most restaurants, a salad or soup and an appetizer is plenty.

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  • I usually use leftovers for lunch. I really hate to throw food away because their are so many people who could be eating those leftovers. thanks for the tip - by ROOTIHAUSMAN
  • MEGABOX530
    I generally will eat left overs for lunches the next day, i'm lazy and if it's one less meal to cook all the better. My husband is one of those people that won't touch left overs unless there isn't anything else to eat, my goal is to get him to realize that somethings like, most pasta actually tastes better the next day. - by MEGABOX530
  • soup and pizza are a great way to use up leftovers! We have taco pizza the day after (of course!) taco night, and bbq chicken pizza after a night of grilled chicken. Also, when I notice I have veggies going bad, PIZZA it is! :) - by PODGIES
    I totally agree. I plan for my leftovers to be my lunches later that week or I freeze them to have for another meal in the future. I'm amazed at the number of people who say they just can't eat leftovers. It's such a waste of money and some things are even better the second time!! - by STORMTMB
  • Thanks for the reminder. Not only does it save money, but is a "greener" way of living! emoticon - by SPUNKYJOY77
  • So true! I feel guilty of what I sometimes throw away...and often it is veggies! I try to not buy too much perishable and then constantly look in the fridge of what needs to get used and plan meals around what is going to expire. - by LEASIM1231

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