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Smart Ways to Transform Your Leftovers

  • Wrap it up! Use a whole grain tortilla or pita pocket to wrap up your leftovers. Use up those roasted vegetables, chopped veggies, diced tomatoes, extra greens, a little hummus, salsa or sliced avocado and include some leftover protein. No protein? Open a can of salmon, scramble an egg or use canned black beans.

  • Create a tasty power grain bowl or salad! Top your favorite greens, brown rice, quinoa, farrow, or barley with some baked salmon, a boiled egg, curry tofu or shrimp. Add extra flavour with a homemade dressing or tasty sauce. Make sure to add colour with cooked or raw veggies. Sprinkle with nuts/seeds, little dried fruit or handful berries. Protein Grain Bowl Recipes

  • Make a stir-fry! Clean out your fridge with those straggling veggies or reheat leftovers. Add a little sesame or peanut oil, garlic, ginger, chili sauce and dash of soy sauce. Add leftover meat, chicken or toss in some cubed tofu. Pull out and microwave some pre-cooked rice, quinoa or barley from your freezer.

  • Have a breakfast for dinner! Make a frittata or omelet with leftover veggies or sauteed peppers, onions, zucchini or add sun-dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with feta or another favorite cheese or a spoonful of pesto. Toss in spinach, cut-up chicken.

  • Throw it on pasta! Stir in some spicy marinara or tomato sauce, a little pesto, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Top with leftover protein and vegetables or a frozen meat sauce. Alternatives to pasta - try homemade zucchini noodles or baked spaghetti squash. Looking for other tasty sauces check out my "Heart Healthy Recipes - Tasty Dips, Sauces and Marinades".

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