Worried about what to do with the leftovers you have from last night? The majority of the people, while making a meal, without understanding what quantities to cook, is left with a portion of the food left uneaten. Wasting the food which is not eaten is not an option. There are a number of things which you can do which will help you to deal with the leftovers you have stacked in your fridge.
#4 Creative Ways To Use Leftovers
Always keep this in mind that throwing away food is a big ‘No-No’. Many surveys have shown that people from all corners of the world, hardly realizes that there is an item in the fridge which is kept for weeks now. Hence, it is safe to say that you are not the only one who is facing the leftover problem.
If you have access to the world of web you can easily search for tips and tricks how to deal with leftovers. There is no reason for you to discard any food in the container which is stashed in the corner of your fridge, uneaten or unused for a considerable amount of time. Using the food you have purchased should be made use of, anyhow, due to various reasons such as financial, environmental as well as social. There are a whole lot of smart and creative techniques which you can implement in utilizing the leftovers you have at your disposal.
Creating leftovers for useful purposes
Take time off to think how can you reuse the items you have brought or cooked later on and go for only those items which will serve you a purpose in the future. Try buying more vegetables and fruits so that once you use up the quantity you need for making a meal, if more are still left, you can use it after a few days to make vegetable soup or put them in pasta or noodles. Fruits which are left in your fruit basket or fridge can be used in making fruit salads and also yummy fruit custards.
If you have items which are not raw and already cooked, then, there are ways through which you can implement them into making other dishes which will save you time and are great to eat as well. Roasted chicken or cooked cottage cheese can be used as the stuffing to make delicious sandwiches, which you can have for breakfast or carry as home-cooked lunch.
Carefully store leftovers to reuse them
Just make sure that you keep the leftovers properly, in air tight containers, and refrigerate it so that it doesn’t rot. If you do not keep leftovers which are already cooked there are chances they will be spoilt if kept out. The best way to preserve leftover food for future use is by keeping them in containers which is made of glass, in the fridge. Hence, they can be easily spotted whenever you open the fridge, reminding you to use them soon.
Also, you can store dry food items in zip pouch containers and write down the date you purchased the item kept inside it so that you know exactly how many days it is lying in the fridge.
Set aside a dinner meal in a week for leftovers
This is a very simple yet effective way to get rid of all the leftovers you have been accumulating all week long. You can take out all the leftovers and check out recipes of dishes on the web so that you can cook one or two items using the items of your leftovers. This can be fun too if you have your family and friends helping you in preparing the meals together.
Use easy techniques to use the leftovers
Some of the easy yet innovative techniques to use leftovers are
- Using the leftovers thinking they are ingredients for a new meal
- Preparing different kinds of soups and stir fry using the leftovers – challenging your creativity.
- Make space in your fridge for the leftovers and use them as tiffins to your office each day.
- Do some homework on new recipes you can make from leftovers online.