The Power of Leftovers

Bolognese served over broccoli

Is it really only Tuesday??

These last few days have felt like a whirlwind. The good kind, but, still, the “get-home-around-8-PM-exhausted-after-being-gone-all-day-I-just-want-someone-to-rub-my-feet-and-feed-me-chocolate” kind of days.

It’s on evenings like this that I am thankful for the power of leftovers. When I cook my favorite recipes, I usually prepare about twice as much a Michel and I eat during dinner and either 1) Save the rest for leftover lunches or 2) Freeze the remainder for a leftover “emergency dinner.”

Tonight I’m thankful for the bolognese I froze a few weeks back. It’s one of my FAVORITE recipes ever, but it takes hours to prepare and simmer for optimal flavor. Fortunately, my recipe (which I’ll post soon) serves 8-10, so when I make it we enjoy two nights of it – served over zucchini pasta or steamed broccoli – and then I freeze the rest for nights like tonight.

Seriously, if you’re committed to saving money, eating healthfully, and avoiding takeout, whip up twice as much soup, stew, or healthy casserole as you normally would, and freeze it for a “rainy day.” When you come home stressed or worn out, you won’t be tempted to order pizza or binge on junk in your pantry, especially if it’s a healthy favorite.

How do you try to stay healthy after a long day away from home?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Power of Leftovers

  1. Great post and SO true!! Saving leftovers is always a good thing, especially after a looong day. You can just get it out and eat it!! Definitely helps to maintain healthy eating!!

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