Leftover Flip Overs

Leftover Flip Overs

Did you know that the average Canadian wastes 20 per cent of their food every week? That's $28 of a $140 grocery bill.


Twenty-eight dollars can go a long way. Here are five common leftovers with some easy ways to make use of food you might otherwise toss to the curb.


Fresh Herbs

Mince or purée herbs then freeze them in an ice-cube tray. You can use the cubes later in soups and sauces. For a twist, mix with butter and melt on top of chops and fillets.



Instead of letting it grow moldy, grate half the cheese block and store in the freezer.  Or, melt several small nubs together for an impromptu fondue party.



Squishy fruit that's on its way out can be mashed and mixed with plain yogurt for a healthy sweet dessert.



Try blending cooked chicken in a food processor.  Add an egg, bread crumbs and pepper to taste - then mold into bite-size balls and bake on a tray.



There always seems to be too much rice! Luckily, it goes with everything. Fry extra rice with (leftover) veggies and chicken for a hot meal, or toss it into a salad.


What do you do with your leftovers? Send us your great ideas!


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