Tip: One day a week, take the leftovers from the dinners, the snacks and the cooking and have a lunch or dinner leftovers night.
When it comes to making lunches, we’re always looking for things that are simple to make, that I can pull together in under fifteen minutes and that are going to make sure that the kids are full after finishing a meal. During every meal though, there’s likely to be leftovers. From the weekend we had leftover chicken strips, leftover salsa and leftover kung pao with spring rolls (one of our go to fast meals from the already put together meals at Costco).
Between the leftovers, and the extras that one of the kids brought home from the kids brought home from birthday party catering, it was easy to do leftover lunches on a Monday.
How to Make Leftover Lunches Work For You
– Stop throwing out the extras. If there is even a tiny bit extra that one of the kids will eat, I’ll save it for the leftovers lunch because it could be one of their favorite items, something they’ve decided to give an extra chance or something they will decide that they want to have.
– Choose some great glass containers that are going to work for your leftovers. Clear glass makes it easy to see what’s inside, and reminds you to eat it too. Some of our favorite glass containers are these ones from Costco, or from Weangreen.
– Start cooking a little extra when it comes to those meals that you know are even better the next day. You can save yourself some time when it comes to everyday lunches, and especially when it comes to leftover lunches.
– Make sure you choose a day for the leftovers lunch or dinner that is going to work with your schedule. Through the weekends we are eating more and more at-home, and so it makes sense for us to have it on a Monday. Not only does it make lunch simple, but it gives me the chance to get rid of some of the leftovers from the weekend, without wasting the food.
Try it, You’ll like it.