By Lauren Salathiel
Australian households are waking up today with fridges brimming to the seals with Christmas leftovers – salads, cold meats, seafood and sweets.
However, dealing with festive food fallout doesn’t mean eating ham sandwiches for every meal.
Provided you’ve stored your leftovers properly and are a little bit adventurous with your leftovers, you can eat like a king into next week…and maybe if you’ve got a good freezer, the next time you just can’t be bothered cooking!
Oh happy day! In fact, Happy National Leftovers Day!
Today is a day for us to put our collective noggins together not just to dream up exotic things to cook with yesterday’s Christmas leftovers, but also to pledge to make better use of our leftovers.
(For those who like stats, Aussie households throw out 345 kg of edible food per year – enough to fill the average household fridge three times! Most of this edible food is wasted because we have overcooked, we don’t know how to use leftovers, or we mistakenly throw things away before the used-by date.)
To get the creative juices flowing, here are a few tidbits to think about:
Don’t stop there, though! Let today be a day to feel inspired – check out foodwise.com.au/foodwaste/national-leftovers-day – and to venture into the world of slightly experimental and completely revolutionary leftovers cooking!