Ways to Enjoy Your Toddler’s Leftovers

I’m sure the last thing you want to do after a long day of cooking several meals for a toddler is to make another meal for yourself. Most of the time my little one enjoys the same meals as we do, but there are some side dishes gets bored of after a few days, and then I dread eating day after day. I’ve recently found a new favorite way to actually enjoy it.

Pictured is what I did with some leftover mushrooms. I added spinach, caramelized onions and some seasoning before wrapping it up empanada dough. The other empanada was made from leftover Coconut Curried Lentils. For most stews, hearty soups, and mashed fruits, an empanada is such a tasty option that it almost feels sinful. Here’s a simple recipe that I like to use. They keep well in an airtight container for a week. Not only is it super yums, but it is the perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t enjoy washing dishes. It’s my favorite life-hack at the moment.

For all the leftover cooked salmon and chicken, I usually make a pantry pasta, add it to my omelettes, or make some fried rice. It’s so simple that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. I think I was too tired to even think straight and ended up just eating random toddler mush for months! I started finding alternative ways to feed myself when I saw the look on my husbands face while i was “enjoying” avocado, salmon, and apple sauce together. Bleh

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