Posts tagged leftovers
Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

My weekly meal plan called for a crock pot chili.  However, it was 4pm and my husband and I had yet to start the crock pot.  Enter the 30 minute chili.  I had no idea how this would turn out, but it was perfect.  My toddler had 2 servings.  My favorite part was how flavorful this turned out without using any added salt. And with only two pots used, the clean up is relatively easy!

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Repurposing Meals

I love leftovers.  However, some members of my family (mainly my children) do not seem to feel the same way.  Sometimes my children may love a meal I prepare, but when I try to serve it the next day they don’t even want a taste.  As a pediatric dietitian who works with families that have more selective eaters, I typically recommend only offering the same food once every 2-3 days as able.  So, I have been spending some time thinking about how I can repurpose my meals.  I take leftover meals and change them somewhat, which has really helped with my daughter's intake.  Here are some of my favorite ways to repurpose leftovers:

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