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Ideas for Leftover Protein Foods

Food Hero Hearty Chicken and Homemade Noodle Soup

Ideas for Leftover Protein Foods

Add leftovers to a recipe and it will save you the time of preparing that ingredient from scratch.  The table below lists some common leftover ingredients and ideas for using them in tomorrow's meals.  On Food Hero, you can use the search bar or “Sort by main ingredient” category lists to find recipes with a certain ingredient. 

Leftover Ingredient Ideas for using in other dishes
Chicken Use leftover cooked chicken to make salads, sandwiches, soups, quesadillas, tacos or enchiladas.
Fish Use leftover white fish to make fish tacos or add to salads.
Meat Cook extra ground beef and freeze in small portions. Use later in casseroles, soups, spaghetti sauce, or other main dishes. Slice leftover roast and use to make fajitas or French dip sandwiches. Cube leftover steak and use to make barbecued sandwiches.


Last updated: 03/08/13