Creative Ways To Use Leftover Food

Turn your leftovers into new and delicious meals.

How many times have you looked into the back of your refrigerator and discovered a plate of food from the previous night? If the food has not gone bad, there’s no reason to throw it away yet, right?Remember, we are all trying to move towards food practices that are sustainable. You can use your leftover food by tweaking it a little and in so many ways. They are not unhealthy and you don’t have to compromise on the taste as well. The leftover food in your fridge deserves as much love and probably more than the fresh ingredients. Here are a few ways you can use leftover food and turn them into wholesome meals.

Toss Your Leftovers Into A Salad

Almost any leftover can be turned into a healthy and delicious salad. You can use leftover enchiladas and tacos to make a taco salad. You can also you grilled food leftovers like corn into cob salad. Mix leftover vegetables into creating a salad of your own choice and you can also add leftover mushrooms, carrots, broccoli to it. Again, a leftover bread can be turned into croutons for your salad. Making salads is the best way to use your leftovers. This way you add a freshness to the leftover dish while also being able to use it to its full potential.

The Asian Inspired Stir Fried Leftover

Give your leftovers a little Asian touch by stir frying them with some fresh and old ingredients. They are delicious, exotic and extremely flavorful. If you have any leftover rice from the previous night, stir fry it in a pan with some veggies and your other choice of ingredients. You can also choose to sauté any leftover protein or vegetables. Just add it in a sizzling pan, mix it up with your favorite stir fry sauce and add some seasonings. You will have a brand new dish made from your leftovers and honestly, who can say no to some delicious Asian dishes!

Pickle The Vegetables

If you have leftover vegetables it is a good idea to pickle the,. This way you will also be able to preserve them for a longer period of time and add some zesty and tangy taste to them. You can use these pickle vegetables as an accessory to any dish you like depending on your mood and your cravings.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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