Thursday, January 14, 2010

Budgetiing Tips #7 ~ Eat Leftovers

Sure this is not the most exciting tip. But do you find yourself throwing away leftover food? Eating leftovers will save money and time.

Here are some helpful tips:
• Make one night a week "Leftover night". Schedule this night in your meal plan. If you don't have enough leftovers then move it to another night but have it planned.

• Add something different to the meal. You can make a side dish such as noodles or bread to make the leftover night more appealing.

• You don't have to use your leftovers as the exact same meal. Use roast beef or pork to make BBQ sandwiches. Use leftover ham in omelets or a quiche.

• Freeze the leftovers. I do this a lot with chili or soups. Then you have an easy meal or an extra side dish on hand.

• You can spice up your brown bag lunch by adding some leftovers. This is especially easy if you have access to a microwave. Easy and you save money by not eating out.

• Do you really hate eating leftovers? Then downsize the portions that you are making for dinner. You can cut that roast into 2 portions and freeze half of it. Try cutting your recipes in half so you don't have any leftovers.


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