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Keep a list of expiry dates inside the pantry to see what to use. C.Coughlan, Surfside


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    Total time 30 minutes
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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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Vegetarian For children Good for leftovers

You can have frittata for a hot breakfast or part of a lunch or dinner meal.
15 mins preparation + 35 mins cooking
Serves 4-5



  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 cups cooked vegetables


  • Small mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Large frypan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Chop vegetables into small pieces.
Use a fork to beat the eggs.
Turn stove on. Put the margarine in a pan and melt over MEDIUM heat.
Stir in vegetables.
Add the beaten ages. Turn down the heat.
Cook gently over low heat until the egg mixture is firm.

It is a great way for you to use up leftover vegetables such as potato, onion, tomato, peas, broccoli, capsicum, pumpkin. If you don't have leftovers simply chop some of your favourite vegetables into small pieces and steam or microwave them first.

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

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  •  Pumpkin and Spinach Frittata For children Quick and easy Good for leftovers

    When the fridge is a little bare, this is a quick and healthy idea for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    Total time 35 minutes
    Serves 4

  • 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.

  • Vegie frittata Vegetarian Good for leftovers

    A versatile recipe that is great for lots of vegetables.
    15 mins preparation + 30 mins cooking
    Serves 4

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