Turn leftovers into brand-new meals
Having an abundance of leftovers is great at first, but when people get bored eating the same thing over and over again, resulting in waste. Chef Amos Watts of the Boulder, Colorado steakhouse Corrida said that the key with leftovers is getting creative.
“In my home, throwing away leftovers is the biggest waste of food," he said. "We make sure to plan a meal based around them. Making a plan, following it, and not over-preparing food is big for us.”
For example, he said that if you make a sausage and pepper dish one night, throw the leftovers into pasta a couple days later. Even before you start making dinner on Sunday, think about how you can repurpose that meal later.
We also love this tip from chef Avi Szapiro of New Haven, Connecticut’s ROÌA Restaurant. “If you have leftover vegetables, try a Creative Tortilla night. Scramble eggs, add veggies cooked low and slow, and melt a good cheese on top!” he said.