Continuing on with this weeks Zero Waste theme, today I’m sharing a whole pile of lunches that included leftovers in one form or other.
I love using leftovers in my lunches, not only do they help avoid any waste, but they also make packing lunches quicker and easier than ever in the morning.
Because you can pack almost any food in a bento box, there’s no limit to the leftovers you can use up – from shredded roast meats and a couple of stray boiled potatoes to a spoonful of rice or a full portion of pasta bake, you never have to waste any food!
I used leftover giant couscous in this pretty ocean themed lunch. Click here to see full details.
I used a star shaped cutter to make some leftover pizza extra fun in this star themed lunch. Click here for full details.
This lunch took just minutes to prepare – with spaghetti and meatballs from dinner the night before. For full details of this lunch click here.
From party food to lunchbox food, the wraps and vegetable crisps in this lunch were leftovers from a family party, making lunch preparation the next day super fast! For full details click here.
This fun flower power lunch included shredded roast chicken and slices of beetroot leftover from a meal the day before. Click here to see full details of this lunch.
I used a couple of silicone cups and some leftover rice to make this rocket themed lunch. For full details click here.
Leftover boiled potatoes went beautifully in this sheep themed lunch. Click here for full details of this lunch
I used leftover pasta in this fun pink themed lunch. To see full details click here.
A new way to enjoy leftover pizza – make a pizza salad! Click here for full details of this lunch!
This circus themed lunch made good use of leftover roast potatoes and slices of leftover roast beef. For full details of this lunch click here.
I packed leftover homemade samosas with mango chutney and leftover mini poppadums for a tasty change from sandwiches. Click here for details.
I used leftover homemade pizza dough to make the pizza whirls for this lunch. To see full details click here.
This boat lunch using leftover jacket potatoes was fun to make! Click here for details of this lunch.
If you’d like even more leftover lunch ideas click here.
Do you pack leftovers for lunch? I hope this post may inspire you to look at your leftovers with new eyes!
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