HOW TO REPURPOSE YOUR LEFTOVERS
It’s SUNDAY (at the original time of this post ;))!!!… a day which many people use for meal prepping and planning!
So, it got us thinking… how many times we’ ve looked at a recipe only to be deterred from trying it because we don’t know we’re going to do with all the leftover ingredients!
How many times this is happened to you?
Well, we just so happened to find this quick and accessible list of SIMPLE ways to repurpose your leftovers in our new 22 Minute Hard Corps program food plan… and because this is definitely another key strategy and sticking to your plan and reaching your goals…
Here it is for YOU:
Chicken, pork, beef, or fish can become tacos or wraps. Use lettuce or a large, very thin slice of jicama for the tortilla or wrapper.
LEFTOVER VEGETABLES AND COOKED PASTA
Pair with eggs to become frittatas. You can make individual frittatas by combining 6 eggs with ½ cup water. Add leftover veggies, cooked protein (like chopped turkey bacon), or cooked pasta. Fill sprayed muffin cups ¾ full. Bake at 375° F for 15 to 18 minutes. Refrigerate or freeze frittatas individually.
LEFTOVER HARD BOILED EGGS
Can be mixed with reduced fat Greek yogurt and curry powder to make curried egg salad.
VEGETABLES AND COOKED BROWN RICE
Combine cooked veggies and cooked brown rice plus protein to make “bowls.”
MAKE A HEALTHIER HOMEMADE VEGGIE PATTY
This can also use up leftover brown rice. Place 1 part cooked brown rice and 3 parts veggies (like chopped mushrooms, beans, chickpeas, or other favorite veggies) in a food processor; blend. Form into patties and grill or broil.
Can be added to a green salad, or mixed with nuts and dried fruits or cooked beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and feta to make quinoa salad.
CREATE A BREAKFAST QUINOA
Add what you would normally add to oatmeal (walnuts, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk) to cooked quinoa.
MAKE HOMEMADE HUMMUS
With leftover white beans or cooked red lentils. Flavor with fresh herbs.
MAKE A BREAKFAST BOWL
By substituting cooked grains (like barley, millet, or amaranth) for oatmeal. Sprinkle with stevia (if desired), half a banana, and sunflower seeds to make a healthy breakfast bowl.
USE LEFTOVER FRUITS TO MAKE A PARFAIT
Layer them with yogurt and nuts, seeds, and/or whole grain cereal.
RIPE BANANAS AND AVOCADOS
Can be added to smoothies, or individually frozen to make ice cream.
How do you like them apples, Game Changers? Do you have an ideas that you’d like to share or feedback on the ones above?
We’d love to hear from you! Please send us a message HERE or comment below… & get on with trying some new recipes and ideas to spice up your week!