School is back in session and with it, new demanding fall schedules that mean less time to focus on bringing nutritious meals to the table. Eating leftovers for dinner eases time spent in the kitchen. But it doesn’t have to mean eating Monday’s meal on Tuesday and again on Wednesday! Finding new ways to reinvent and reuse leftover ingredients to create simple and delicious meals is another perfect way to save time while still eating healthy. Less time, with less mess, means less stress!
Leftover proteins can be turned into delicious soups and pasta dishes, while unused grains and starches can quickly be transformed into nourishing and satisfying stovetop or oven dishes.
Looking ahead and planning meals for the week will allow you to purposefully prepare extra ingredients (think strategic leftovers!) that can easily extend into another nutritious meal.
Chicken Fajita and White Bean Soup
Lentil and Shiitake Mushroom Potato Bake
Mediterranean Veggie Frittata with Basil Goat Cheese
Warm Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Dressing
Salmon and Snap Pea Rice Bowls with Avocado Nori Ranch Dressing