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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 Hello Table, 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.

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Strawberry surprise

Vegetarian For children Quick and easy Low fat Good for leftovers

This drink is so thick and frothy it could be eaten as a dessert or snack.
3 mins preparation + 5 mins blending
Serves 1

Strawberry surprise

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • ½ cup low-fat strawberry yogurt
  • ½ punnet strawberries
  • pinch cinnamon


Utensils

  • Chopping board and knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Blender or food processor
  • Glasses to serve

Pour milk into a blender or food processor.
Wash strawberries and remove stalks.
Put the strawberries into a blender.
Add the strawberry yogurt.
Put the lid on the blender. Blend well until thick and frothy.
Pour into two glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon. You should drink your 'surprise' straight away.

Variation
Choose very red strawberries for the best flavour. You could also try making different flavoured surprises by using fruits such as peaches, apricots, bananas or pineapple or flavoured yogurts.

Recipe © State of Western Australia 2010, reproduced with permission.

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