The festive season might be over, but there’s no need to throw away any of your leftovers! No one likes waste at Christmas and with over four million Christmas dinners thrown away every year the bin is definitely not the place for them!
Now that there are so many sites that offer great leftover recipes and tips from famous chefs like Jamie Oliver, food bloggers, as well as supermarkets such as Tesco, this gives us no reason to throw away such delicious food.
So for that reason, we picked out some quick and simple ways you can transform your leftovers into a meal of their own!
- Did you know cooked meat like turkey, chicken and ham can be frozen? Ensure your meat has cooled down before putting it in the freezer, then simply thaw it in the fridge the next day! There are endless ways to use up your leftover meat, which include making a turkey pie, a curry, meat stew or casserole!
- Any leftover vegetables? You can simply use them up by reheating them in the oven or making fried roasties! You can even use up your veggies by making tasty bubble and squeak, quick and easy right?
- You may be left with lots of different cheeses, but don’t worry you can turn them into a delicious mac and cheese or even a classic cauliflower cheese that everyone loves!
- Did you know around 17.2 million brussel sprouts are thrown away every Christmas! Reuse your sprouts by making soups, salads or stir-fries! Here are some great quick and easy recipes on BBC Good Food Â you can use to make a great dish with brussel sprouts!
If we all manage to reuse our leftovers this Christmas, we would be reducing food waste by 35% across all households in the UK, that’s about £64 million! Let’s do our part this Christmas to help our planet, happy holidays everyone!