Some Leftover Ideas

The funniest thing about this list is that I don't eat meat, but my little sister Savana is one of my favorite people and she’s the mom of my two nephews and is a nurse. She is super busy asked me to help her with some meal ideas. One of the things that I learned over the years is how to make cooking easier and how to use leftovers. Here is the list I made for my sister; so, the food preferences are geared towards things she eats. They are also all relatively inexpensive and quick ideas with similar ingredients. Nothing is fancy or meant as diet food, but it will feed a family and is better then fast food, just add a few healthy sides. We keep a lot of frozen veggies. I will start to add some simple recipes I use but feel free to message me if you want one. I hope it helps someone! If you have anything to add let me know. I am always down for new exciting ways to use leftovers!

Beans- Make a pot of beans in your instant pot

Chili        Bean Burritos     Chili Cheese Dogs             Tostadas


Roast- Make a Mississippi Roast and use leftovers for

French Dip           Loaded Baked Potatoes                 Enchiladas- Red Sauce

Open Faced Sandwiches                              


Chicken- All but the first one can be made using leftover chicken

Chicken in a Bag                Kahuna Burgers- Thighs or Shredded      

Buffalo Chicken Egg-rolls                Chicken Picada                 

Wonton Chicken Tacos   Green Enchiladas             Chinese Chicken Salad   

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches              Stir-fry Teriyaki Chicken


Hamburger meat- These can be cooked from frozen meat in emergencies

Spaghetti             White Enchiladas              Sloppy Joes        


Any meat leftovers can be made into- Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Quesadillas, Tacos, Burritos, Soups


Any Veggie leftovers can be thrown into a stir fry, soup or made into another side, like broccoli cheese rice.          

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