When cooking larger amounts of food for dinner, I "serve" dinner to my leftover containers at the same time as our dinner plates. No easy second helpings if things are already put away in the fridge ready for future lunches or dinners!
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The perfect way to make sure leftovers get eaten -- schedule them in on the food planner when you add the original meal. It's easy! You can copy the food group directly over and, for me at least, I'm making my lazy work for me. I'd almost rather just eat the leftovers that I planned than remove all those foods and add in what I really ate. Double win: leftovers get eaten AND tracked!
Have you ever had leftovers that you weren't sure were OK to eat? I have and I have smelled them for the LAST time!!!To help me organize leftovers in the fridge,I started a new habit of labelling.It takes a couple minutes,but I never have to worry again! When I am storing leftovers in airtight...
containers,I want to know THE DATE when the food needs to be eaten,so I write on a strip of masking tape -'TO BE EATEN BY --and give the date. Also it's helpful to add the NAME OF THE FOOD just in case it's not recognizable! This way as I am cleaning my fridge ,I'll know if the leftovers are OK!
an almost free meal and many bites that did not go into your mouth.
Keep a zip-lock bag in the freezer to add even the smallest leftovers into. After several weeks transfer the content into a crock-pot adding leftovers from the refrigerator add rice seasonings, onions. The more varieties of leftovers like different meats and veggies the better. Bet you get compliments
Added benefits equal an almost free meal and many bites that did not go into your mouth.
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