12 Feb, 2018

Last nights dinner, creates today's lunch!


No one likes to see good food go to waste.

Get inspired. Transform leftovers into quick and tasty meals. Learn simple and fun ways to make the most of your shopping budget.

Queen of easy (and tasty) cooking, Kim McCosker, and the 4 Ingredients team have come on board as campaign partners to support Living Smarts, ‘Love your Leftovers’ campaign.

“Several years ago I read an article about food waste, and I was astounded to read that in Australia one in five bags of groceries bought will end up in the bin,” Ms McCosker said.

“I quickly translated that to $20 from every $100 spent on groceries was going to waste. Soon after I wrote 4 Ingredients Menu Planning to help busy families simplify the task of planning before they shop”.

Here at Living Smart we are thrilled to have Kim and the 4 Ingredients team partner with our ‘Love you Leftover’s’ campaign and to share some of her delicious recipes and tips in reducing food waste.

Chicken & Apricot Sandwich

As children, everyone I knew loved the classic Aussie dinner “Apricot Chicken”. Well now you can enjoy it in your lunchbox too, using leftover roast chicken.

Makes 2

* 1 cup shredded leftover roast chicken

* 4 dried apricots, finely chopped

* 2 tbsp. mayonnaise

* 4 slices multi-grain bread

In a bowl, mix together the chicken, apricots and mayonnaise.

Use as a sandwich filling.

Slice before serving or wrap tightly and pop it into a lunchbox.

Optional: If you are making this sandwich ahead of time and don’t want it to turn soggy, consider adding a layer of lettuce as a barrier between the bread and the chicken, just make sure the lettuce is nice and dry first.


Campaign partnership

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