3 Quick Meals from Leftovers

Not feeling up to spending hours cooking dinner? Here are three quick healthy, and time saving meal ideas from last night's supper leftovers

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Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen or splurging on fancy ingredients. CF food editor LeeAnne Wright offers up three quick dinners you can make with leftovers you may have in your fridge

Leftovers: Grilled flank steak and roast potatoes

Next day: Hearty Beef, Potato and Barley Stew Bring a 900 mL carton of beef broth and ½ cup barley to a boil. Cover and reduce temperature to a high simmer until barley is tender. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with a few tablespoons cold water and stir into stock. Cut leftover steak and potatoes into bite-sized pieces and add to stock. Add 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables and simmer until warm. Serve with toasted whole wheat baguette and a salad.

Leftovers: Roast chicken and grilled vegetables

Next Day: Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Pizza Take remaining chicken meat off the bones. Spread barbecue sauce over whole-grain pizza crust. Top with chicken and chopped grilled vegetables. Cut fresh mozzarella balls into slices and arrange on top of pizza. Bake at 425°F in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden.

Leftovers: Pork chops and rice

Next Day: Sweet-and-Sour Pork with Pineapple Rice In a bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons each soy sauce and cornstarch. Add ¼ cup each pineapple juice, sugar and white vinegar. Chop pork into bite-sized pieces and sauté in a non-stick stir-fry pan. Mix in sauce and cook until thickened. Transfer to a serving dish, top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and keep warm. Warm the rice and add chopped pineapple. Serve with steamed broccoli.

One response to “3 Quick Meals from Leftovers”

  1. Dawn Moreno says:

    As a work-at-home mom, I like quick and easy in the kitchen and liked these meal idea. Also, using the Crockpot helps me a lot because you can toss in some many things together and just let it rock for 4 to 8 hours uninterrupted. You can get your work done, spend time with your children, and dinner is done without a lot of thought or planning. ;)

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