Certified Integrative Health Coach - Louisville KY
Let's be honest, no one jumps for joy when you hear your having leftovers...not around my house anyway. Here is how to re-purpose your leftovers and make it into a sparkling new one!
1. Inventory your ingredients and pick new ones to add. You want a carb and a protein, so if you have rice and sweet potatoes, you need a protein. If you have chicken, you need some carbs (think starch and veggies). Use at least 3 colors (white rice, orange sweet potatoes, green avocado).
2. Use a skillet, not the microwave! I realize this may take you a little extra time, but it will yield the results you actually want to eat. Start with the new ingredients first. For instance, I am reheating rice and sweet potatoes and turning it into a burrito bowl. I will start with some coconut oil, garlic and onion. Once that cooks for 3 minutes, add the leftovers. Then, add the spices, cilantro and cumin.
3. Remove from heat and add your cold ingredients: half an avocado, salsa and cheese. Be sure to add something you really love here! That is the icing on the cake.
Here are a few great ideas that I've concocted from leftovers in the past:
Have fun, always add some new ingredients, and PLEASE don't waste those leftovers. Final quick tip, if you really don't feel like eating them, put them in a freezer bag with the date and what it is...this is called a freezer meal that we spend $4 a piece buying at the store! Perfect for those lazy or crazy nights, when you don't have time to cook.
Eat and be well!
Hi, I'm Teresa. I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach who focuses on autoimmune diseases and building your immune system.