Got Leftovers? 3 School Lunch Ideas

Transform last night&s dinner into a tasty school lunch your kid will actually eat!
By Marge Perry
Mar 20, 2014

Ages

3-13


Mar 20, 2014

For leftover Chicken or Steak

Pack: Tacos

Chop up the meat and toss with a little salsa. Place in a corn tortilla with lettuce, tomato, corn, and sliced avocado. (To make it easy on yourself, prepare these right after dinner, before you even pack up the leftovers.)

Quick tip!
Wrap each taco individually in foil for easy toting (and eating).

For leftover Veggies

Pack: Mini Quiches

Scramble a few eggs with the cooked veggies (think: potato, zucchini, peppers, spinach, tomatoes) and a little shredded cheese. Pour into a greased muffin pan and bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes or until set.

Quick tip!
Freeze the extras and dole them out when you’re in a pinch. They’ll thaw by lunch.

For leftover Rice or Couscous

Pack: Moroccan Salad

Toss extra rice or couscous with beans or chickpeas, toasted nuts, cooked veggies, and diced fruits like raisins or apricots. Then mix with a sweet vinaigrette made from orange juice, olive oil, and rosemary.

Quick tip!
Make a big batch of a starch on Sunday night and use it all week long.

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