Put Together Delicious Meals From Leftovers

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright July 14, 2014. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

If you want to save money on food, one of the easiest ways is by keeping your leftovers. If you wont get to eat the leftovers within a day or two, be sure to freeze them for later use. By not wasting these food items, you may have enough for one or two meals a week. You might even go so far as to create intentional leftovers. However you get them, use your leftovers to make a smoothie, to add to homemade pancakes or breads, or to make entire new meals.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Leftover chicken, the last of the shredded cheese, a couple of cucumber slices, and Paleo hamburger bun will combine well for a delicious sandwich.
  2. Two chicken legs, 1 cup leftover carrots, a russet potato, and half of a sweet potato, when combined with water, will make an excellent soup. Be sure to get as much meat off the bones as you can.
  3. A couple eggs, 1/2 cup cubed turkey, and a little diced tomato will make a good egg scramble.
  4. The last of the lettuce, 3 cherry tomatoes, and a couple sliced strawberries combined will give you a nice side salad.

Be creative when using leftovers. If you can’t think of an actual meal to make with what you have on hand, warm it all up and provide the family with a pot luck dinner.

What ideas can you come up with? Feel free to tell us in the comments for this post, or email me and shannonlbuck@gmail.com.

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.


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