Cooking at home and preparing leftovers for lunch the night before helps save money. It takes more time but can be healthier and will save you from spending $10 on lunch.
It also provides me with something productive to do at night knowing that I will eat healthier.
Turkey dinner is not just for special occasions. I cooked a turkey on the weekend and the biggest challenge with that festive meal is what to do with the leftovers. Here's a brilliant idea that uses up a lot of leftovers from your turkey dinner.
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
chopped turkey meat leftovers
leftover vegetable medley cooked
leftover mashed potatoes
I used medium glass containers to cook the Turkey Shepherd's pies in so they can go straight from the oven to the fridge and later to the microwave. Brilliantly convenient. In a glass square container I put the turkey on the bottom, next add the gravy and vegetables and lastly put the mashed potatoes on top. Cook in the oven at 325 degrees for 20-30 mins.
Great meal to heat up the next day in the microwave. In my lunch box above, I've portioned out a serving of the Turkey Shepherd's Pie with a side dish of saute spinach that was past the best before date but still had life to it.
That's one advantage of the split containers - it forces you to add a side of vegetables or salad.