Food is not just something we consume. Food is an emotion. It is something that has the ability to put us in a good mood or completely throw us off track. But it is also the one thing that we all neglect a lot. Instead of cooking, people simply choose to use an app like the FoodPanda clone to order something. Then there’s the matter of leftover food. We don’t pay attention to it, nor do we give it any kind of second thought.
While there are hundreds of people out there that are literally starving to death, there is a pretty large section of the population that blatantly wastes food. Why waste food when you can do so much more with it!
Let’s take a look at how you can reuse leftover food to save a lot of money, and frankly to save a lot of food in the world.
Envisage the Leftover food
Before you even start cooking, make a plan of what you will do with the leftovers. Say, for example, you have to leave for work early the next morning, so, you plan accordingly and cook a little extra rice for dinner. This rice can be spiced up in the morning by adding some spices and vegetables. Or you can give it a Mexican twist by mixing in some beans and corn in it.
Another thing that you can do for an early morning quick meal plan is to save some roast chicken and vegetables from previous night’s dinner. Just put it in between two layers of bread and you are done. A lunch sandwich is ready!
Dedicate a whole meal to leftovers
If you are in the habit of cooking a little extra, then you don’t necessarily have to finish it in the next meal. You can wait till you have 2 to 3 items that are left over and dedicate a whole meal to leftovers. Enjoy the taste of many small different cuisines while you eat your food.
Alternatively, if you are all up for fusion food, then go ahead and turn it Italian. Pasta is one of the most versatile food items in the world. Regardless of what you are eating, you can turn it into a pasta meal. Boil a little pasta and toss it with whatever leftover vegetables, lentils or meat you have. Add a dash of garlic and olive oil and voila! A perfect fusion meal is ready for you!
Soups are for every season and every reason!
Soups are just amazing. A warm bowl of soup that the power to warm your heart in the dead of winters while a chilled soup and bring some relief from the heat in summer months. Now, if you have prepared some meat or vegetables just add some chicken stock and tomatoes to it and bring it to a boil with some fresh basil and bay leaves. That’s it. Your perfect bowl of welcoming soup is ready for you!