Last nights dinner, creates todays lunch!

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.

Kim McKosker

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.

ENJOY! LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS!

Previous article

Zucchini Fritters 2

Fritters are a great way to use up any number of leftover 'bits and bobs' in the fridge.

Zucchini Fritters 2

Next article

Top 10 Summer power saving tips

Summer in Queensland can be long and hot. It is also peak demand time for our power supplies.

Top 10 Summer power saving tips

Related stories

How to teach your children to use less energy

Most kids love learning new things and relish the opportunity to be helpful around the house. When you explain the importance of saving energy, they'll be more than happy to do their bit. Here are a few tips on how to encourage kids to save energy.

33 Things to do before you're 3!

The information on this page has since been developed into an App called GROW with Nature Play. It's a practical play app for Grown-ups that features heaps of things-to-do, tips, hints, and all sorts of information about how and why playing in nature can benefit your baby. GROW with Nature Play is $2.99 with proceeds supporting Nature Play QLD's services, programs and resource development to benefit QLD children. It can be found on Apple Store and Google Play. Read more about GROW with Nature Play here.