Let's get real for a minute shall we?!.....I REALLY appreciate you. Like really, really for really realz. It's hard to be a coach, to be on point all the time, to be organized and to try to avoid those "scream/cry-into-my-pillow" moments.
Well, sometimes I'm disorganized, I do scream/cry into my pillow and I'm REALLY good at making typos but you're still here, and that just warms my heart to the absolute core. Since you're a Vixen like me, we're also very good at getting re-organized, meditating instead of pillow-screaming and spell checking our shit before it goes out lol! #liveavixen
Honestly, thank you for keeping me accountable, thank you for staying engaged and THANK YOU for holding me to the highest version of myself. I honestly couldn't do it without you. Moving on!
PROJECT LEFTOVER........ stop wasting food, use what you have and SAVE MONEY! Enjoy and share this with your friends!!
- Cook Once, Eat Twice
- When you’re cooking dinner, make sure to cook enough for that night AND another meal.
- Re-design the meat you cooked in salads, as wraps or chopped up in a skillet with fresh veggies.
- Thinking this way will add a bit more to your grocery list, but you’ll end up with delicious food for every meal!
- Know How Long Food Lasts
- Cooked meats and seafood -3 days.
- Cooked veggies, soups, and casseroles – 4 days.
- Hardboiled eggs- 7 days.
- Raw veggies- 7 days.
- Un-refrigerated fruits- 3 days (except apples, they last longer!).
- General rule of thumb: use your nose!
- Chillen Out
- Refrigerate or freeze within 2 hours if the food isn’t hot.
- Cool hot foods down uncovered before you store and refrigerate.
- Make sure your fridge is at lest 40 degrees (F).
- The freezer is your friend- try storing broth or berries in ice cube trays.
- Shallow containers are best for leftovers.
- Eliminate air and water from whatever storage container you’re using.
- Glass over plastic, ALWAYS.
- Reheat thoroughly, stovetop is best, avoid microwaving if possible. It’s less convenient but the nutrients/molecules in your food will stay intact.
- Add fat to the pan (EVOO, coconut oil, almond oil, ghee, duck fat, rendered pork lard).
- Rule of thumb: reheat to at least 160 degrees (F).
- Over-Ripened Fruit
- Make a smoothie and add some greens.
- Mash it up and make it into a coulis.
- Turn them into a salsa with fresh cilantro, lime and hot peppers (mmmm, pineapple salsa!).
- Make something baked- think breads, granola/protein bars.
- Leftover Meats and Fish
- Slice and dice, excellent with a dash of salt and pepper on their own.
- Use them in frittatas, omelets, on top of salads, turn into a casserole, soup or shepherds pie (I love me some leftover meat and kale soup!).
- Freeze for later in a Ziplock (remove all the air).
- Turn leftover fish into pan fried fish cakes.
- Leftover Veggies
- Do a simply re-heat on the stove and add some sliced or diced meat for a yummy skillet.
- Leftover veggies are amazing in frittatas!
- Make a soup and add the cooked veggies toward the end.
- If you have leftover raw veggies- PICKLE THEM.
- Mashed cauliflower makes an excellent topping for a shepherds pie.
- Cauliflower rice can be repurposed as Spanish rice, pilaf or in a veggie and meat skillet.
- Other Leftover Items
- Turn leftover mashed sweet potatoes into potato pancakes with green onion.
- Make deviled eggs from leftover hard boiled eggs.
- Leftover spaghetti sauce is awesome as a stuffed bell pepper topping.
- Spice It Up!
- Add fresh herbs, oregano and tarragon are my favorites.
- Use little fresh ground pepper and sea salt.
- Add some broth to create more moisture.
- Use your favorite hot sauce or add fresh jalapeños.
There you have it, I hope you enjoyed this post and please leave questions or comments below!
Live to Thrive,