Make Mealtime Magic with Leftovers

I love creating new delicious dishes from leftovers like roasted veggies, chicken and potatoes. Here are a few of my favorites.

Pasta Frittata with Chard, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Pasta Frittata with Chard, Bacon and Goat CheeseFall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time-and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here to help. Through mid-September we’re sharing our favorite pointers for mealtimes (including snacks!) from how to shop to how to prep, so you can get back on track with ease.

I have taste-bud fatigue at times, and no matter how delicious a meal was today, sometimes I’m not as excited to have the same thing tomorrow. (Curries are an exception. They are often even better the next day!)

Beef Taco Pizza

Beef Taco PizzaI certainly don’t want to waste good food, so I create a new delicious dish from those leftovers. Here are a few of my favorites:

I asked a handful of friends for their favorite leftover meals. Many of them revealed they put an egg on it! For example, when one friend makes enchiladas, she serves them for breakfast or brunch the next day with a fried egg on top. She does the same thing with leftover veggie burger patties like Southwest Veggie Burgers. opens in a new tab

Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach DipHere’s what else they recommend:

  • Pan-cooked or baked fish filets make great sandwiches the next day. Either flake into a tuna-salad type salad or serve with tartar sauce on a toasty bun.

  • Chicken Caesar salad can be turned into a wrap. Add bacon, if desired.

  • Roasted butternut squash for dinner becomes an add-in for whole grain hot cereal at breakfast.

  • Brisket opens in a new tab makes amazing tacos the following day.

What are your favorite new meals to make from leftovers? Share your tips in the comments below. 

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