Leftovers and being healthy?

tenkides Posts: 151 Member
What can you do with leftovers? I usally have them every morning its rare for me not to have leftovers. I would like to reinvent my leftovers without eating to much? Please and thank you.


  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,874 Member
    I just eat my leftovers...I serve myself an appropriate portion of leftovers when I eat them.
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
    Same here. I just eat them.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,981 Member
    With leftover Pad Thai I add veggies (and chicken if the restaurant skimped on it). I get five servings from one order this way.

    What are examples of the leftovers you find problematic?
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    I often intentionally plan to end up with leftovers and bring them for lunch (often with a different veggie).
  • Kalikel
    Kalikel Posts: 9,626 Member
    About half the foods in existence are repurposed leftovers. Look for recipes that use what you have leftover or just start throwing things together and see how they work out.
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
    I prepare the amount I'm going to eat. Sometimes that means dinner for two days, but no leftovers.
  • bmchenry02
    bmchenry02 Posts: 233 Member
    What are your leftovers? If it's healthy then there's no problem. If it's always pizza and you can't resist the leftovers than there's your answer ;).

    I re use leftovers in a variety of ways but I love to incorporate them into breakfast. My favorite is making roasted veggies (zucchini, squash, mushrooms, red onion) for a dinner side dish and then added to omelette in the morning.

    Roasted sweet potatoes at dinner turns into a breakfast bowl of eggs and kale at breakfast.

    Leftover chicken, pork, turkey burgers gets tossed into salad or a bowl of lentils and cucumbers with red wine vinegar...

  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,426 Member
    I guess it depends on what you have for leftovers.
    Leftover meats could be put in a salad, sandwich, wrap, soup, casserole, eggs, stir fry, or on pizza. Leftover cooked vegetables might be good in a casserole, eggs, with pasta or added to soup. Leftover raw vegetables could be eaten alone, used in a salad or cooked.
    I use leftovers for breakfast or lunch but large amounts just go in the freezer for another meal.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
    Ok thanks you