Learn to Love Your Leftovers

This guide offers simple planning, storage and reheating tips using plastics that will help make leftover foods safe and flavorful a second or even third time around.


Tired of the same old leftovers Monday through Wednesday? Try planning for delicious leftovers by making extra servings of your first meal. For example, buy a whole chicken for dinner on Monday and use the leftovers to create sandwiches, salads or anything else you can think of. For leftover transformations that last for days, try our recipe trios created by registered dietician and co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time! (Broadway Books), Liz Weiss, MS, RD.

Chicken
Day 1: Thyme Roasted Chicken
Day 2: Chicken & Squash Enchilada Casserole
Day 3: Chicken, Snow Pea & Almond Salad

Salmon
Day 1: Baked Salmon with Corn & Avocado Salsa
Day 2: Spinach & Salmon Frittata
Day 3: Simple Salmon Noodle Casserole

Pork
Day 1: Rosemary (or Asian) Marinated Pork
Day 2: Sloppy Pork & Pepper Sandwiches
Day 3: Sweet & Sour Broccoli Pork Noodles

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