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Food lover tip

Stir fries and frittatas are a great way to use up leftover veggies. Diane, Willoughby


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  • Wraps Vegetarian Quick and easy

    Wraps are great for snacks, school or work lunches or weekend picnics.
    10 mins preparation
    Serves 2

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Occasionally we have parts of meals that we couldn't finish and so end up with leftovers. Take this as an opportunity to create a 'Second Chance' meal.

To help you get started we're sharing some of our favourite leftover recipes that use common leftover ingredients such as chicken, pasta and veggies. The recipes have been provided by Cumberland Council from their Love Your Leftovers app and cookbook as well as Go for 2&5®.

Want to share your own recipe? Visit our Facebook page and let everyone know about your 'Second Chance' meal.

Cooking with your leftovers and ingredients you have at home are just two of the things we can do to reduce food waste. We can also plan our meals, write a shopping list, measure serving sizes and store food right to keep it fresh.

Special occasions
For children
Quick and easy
Food in season
Low GI
Low fat
Good for leftovers


1-9 out of 30 recipes

  • Crispy Salmon with Rocket Pesto Special occasions Good for leftovers

    A simple way to cook salmon that can be complemented by any vegetables you have on hand.

  • Easy chicken and corn soup Special occasions Good for leftovers

    Soup is great for dinner as well as lunch the next day.
    10 mins preparation + 15 mins cooking
    Serves 20

  • Easy vegetable loaf Vegetarian Good for leftovers

    An easy and delicious vegetable loaf that the whole family will enjoy.
    25 mins preparation + 45-55 mins cooking
    Makes 24 slices

  • Chicken and vegie pie Special occasions Good for leftovers

    A delicious pie that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
    20 mins preparation + 30 mins cooking
    Serves 4

  • Zucchini and sweet corn soup Vegetarian Quick and easy Good for leftovers

    A quick and easy soup that the whole family will enjoy.
    8 mins preparation + 10 mins cooking
    Serves 6

  • Apple scroll Vegetarian Special occasions

    Apple scrolls make a delicious weekend snack, or serve hot with custard as a special dessert.
    15 mins preparation + 25-35 mins cooking
    Serves 12

  • Creamy vegie pasta Quick and easy Low fat

    A great tasting lower fat version of a cream based pasta sauce.
    10 mins preparation + 10 mins cooking
    Serves 4

  • Microwave risotto Special occasions Good for leftovers

    There is no need to stir constantly with this recipe.
    10 mins preparation + 25 mins cooking (includes standing time)
    Serves 4

  • Chicken and vegie stir fry Good for leftovers

    A tasty way to ensure you get all your vegetables for the day.
    20 mins preparation + 10 mins cooking
    Serves 4


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