Tag: leftovers

Got Leftovers? Try These Creative Day-After-Thanksgiving Recipes

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014

Cranberry Muffins
There always seems to be a random selection of leftovers the day after the big feast. Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create scrumptious new dishes that will wow family and friends.
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How Long Will the Food in Your Refrigerator Last?

by in Food Safety, June 25, 2013

refrigerator
Go ahead, open your fridge. How long have most of the items been in there? You’re probably thinking to yourself, when should they be tossed? Since the sniff test or a quick eyeball over isn’t the best way to make that determination, take a look at the guidelines and then get ready to keep or toss ‘em.

The Guidelines
Your refrigerator and freezer are temporary storage facilities that can extend the shelf life of food. However, the food stored in your fridge and freezer can definitely spoil within a specific time frame. Here are guidelines for common foods but if you’re ever in doubt, toss the food out.

Baby Food

  • Leftover baby food (jarred or canned): 2 to 3 days (refrigerator)

Beverages

  • Opened canned juices: 5 to 7 days (refrigerator)
  • Fresh orange juice: 6 days (refrigerator) or 6 months (freezer)
  • Opened sodas or carbonated beverages: 2 to 3 days (refrigerator)
  • Soy or rice milk: 7 to 10 days (refrigerator); don’t freeze

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8 Ways to Use Leftovers

by in Healthy Recipes, January 31, 2013

macaroni and cheese
Whether it’s following a holiday celebration or just a regular weeknight, there’s leftover stuff in your fridge you don’t know what to do with. Instead of tossing it out, morph the remnants into new creations instead.

Marinara Sauce
Not enough sauce left for spaghetti and meatballs? Instead, use for homemade pizza, calzones or even soup. Combine chicken broth, diced butternut squash and marinara sauce – cook until squash is tender and puree for an amazingly flavorful lunch or dinner.

Recipe: Tomato-Basil Pizza

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Leftover Canned Pumpkin 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 27, 2011
canned pumpkin
It's not just for pie.

Did you buy too many cans of pumpkin this year? Don’t let them sit in the pantry and collect dust! Whip up any of these mouthwatering recipes.

Rice Pudding
This spin on traditional rice is both eye and belly pleasing for both kids and adults!
RECIPE: Pumpkin Rice Pudding
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5 Ingredients: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 27, 2009

turkey quesadilla
Now that the feast is over (believe it or not) it’s time to eat again! Here’s a simple, five-ingredient recipe that gives new life to your leftovers. We make lots of these in my house for snacks and light lunches over the holiday weekend.

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Weekly Bits: Tips for the Fall Harvest

by in Reader Tips & Comments, November 7, 2009

This week’s list of favorite user comments touch on cooking with cranberries, making use of that leftover chicken and healthy tailgating. Plus, some readers shared how they avoid caving to unhealthy snacks (and high prices) at the airport.

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In the Bag: Keep Your Packed Lunch Safe

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 27, 2009


When trying to trying to cut calories or costs, brown-bagging your lunch is a good option. But sometimes it’s not as easy as just tossing food in a sack and being on your merry way. Here are 4 main rules to remember.

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Spotlight Recipe: Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, December 29, 2008

With a coconut milk marinade and a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce, Ellie Krieger’s Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce is perfect for any party (like, say, New Year’s Eve). Plus, you can toss leftovers with pasta and steamed broccoli for a simple dinner.

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Leftovers Reinvented: 10 Healthy Tips

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, December 25, 2008

Don’t think you’ll ever be hungry for one more Christmas cookie? Think again!

Instead of tossing those holiday leftovers to avoid more over-indulging, use them to your advantage. Here are some practical tips and recipes to help you reduce food waste and space out the calories.

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