Three Recipes For Christmas Leftovers To Help You Avoid Food Waste

Christmas is a time for getting together with family and friends, and no matter how many people we’re with we always seem to eat way more than we thought possible! Yet there is always food that inevitably gets left at the end of the day.
In the UK, a staggering four million Christmas dinners are wasted each year. So we’ve put together 3 recipes using Christmas leftovers to help you avoid food waste this season.

1. Cranberry Sauce Frozen Cocktail

Get even merrier this year with this frozen cocktail made from cranberry sauce.
Ingredients:
Lemonade
Ice cubes
25ml Amaretto
Tsp leftover cranberry sauce
Method:
Simply add all your ingredients together and blend. Voila!

 Cranberry sauce

2. Turkey Salad

After eating so much on the big day, sometimes all you want is something light and fresh. Try this Turkey salad with leftover stuffing 'croutons' and cranberry sauce vinaigrette for a quick and easy meal option.
Ingredients:
Leftover roast turkey
Lettuce
Red onion
Tomatoes
Leftover stuffing
x2 Tsp leftover cranberry sauce
Tsp Dijon mustard
x2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
x4 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
Method:
Crumble the leftover stuffing onto a baking tray and place under the grill on medium heat for 5-8 mins to toast. Add washed and shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and red onions, and turkey to a large salad bowl. In a blender mix together the cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until smooth. Then drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, sprinkle the stuffing 'croutons' and enjoy!

Leftover turkey salad

3. Veggie Stir Fry

Stir fries are always a great way to use up leftover vegetables. This stir fry will be a welcome change for your taste buds from all the hearty Christmas food.
Ingredients:
Leftover vegetables (brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage, etc.)
Beansprouts
Noodles
Hoisin sauce
Method:
In a wok, add the leftover vegetables and beansprouts. Allow them to golden slightly, then add the noodles and hoisin sauce, cook for a further 5 mins stirring continuously.  

Vegetable Stir Fry 

If you try any of these recipes, let us know in the comments below. Or let us know how you tackle food waste during the festive period. Merry Christmas!

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