Easy Ways to Repurpose Leftover Food

Using up your leftovers is a great way to save money and reduce food waste.

But what do you make with leftover food?  Here are 12 ideas you can try to challenge yourself to use up those leftovers.

1.  Use leftovers in a casserole Get creative!  Throw together a casserole to put in the oven for an easy and tasty dinner time meal.

2.  Eat leftovers from another meal as a side dish for a different meal This works well when there aren't enough leftovers to feed your family a second time.

 3. Make sandwiches or wraps from your leftover meat Stretch your leftover meat and make a quick and easy meal with sandwiches.

 4.  Top a salad with leftover meat Another way to stretch a small amount of meat is to serve it on top of a bed of lettuce and vegetables.

5.  Turn it into fajitas, tacos or quesadillas Shred up leftover meat to enjoy to enjoy in a soft or hard taco shell.  If it's a smaller amount, throw it in some cheesey quesadillas.

6.  Use up your leftovers in a soup You can throw just about any leftovers into a soup to make it hearty.  The possibilities are endless.

Swipe up for more ways to repurpose your leftover food.  You can also grab a free meal planner printable to help you start eating at home more to save money!