Training Myself to Eat Leftovers…

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If you don’t know this about me, I really struggle with eating leftovers- which makes it hard to eat healthy at work.  I try to bring leftovers for lunch once in a while but end up throwing them away because they just don’t taste good.  Not only am I wasting food and money, but I will end up eating something crappy from our kitchen in the back, or ordering lunch in which is rarely healthy.

I usually try to bring a salad for lunch, but I don’t like leftover chicken so my salads never have protein which means they don’t keep me full for the rest of the afternoon.  I like leftover pulled pork in my salads, but we don’t buy that very often.  You might be thinking I should just put beans in there for my protein, but I don’t care for beans either…I’m telling you, the lunch struggle is real!

Every now and then I can do leftover steak if it’s well marinated and seasoned, so I wanted to give it a try as I really want to find a lunch that will keep me full longer.

Last nights dinner consisted of pan-fried organic NY strip, green beans, arugula salad, and jasmine rice (which I wasn’t a fan of).  I wanted to try leftover steak in my lunch as well, so I also diced up and pan-fried an organic sirloin steak, and made quinoa to replace the jasmine rice.

leftovers, steak, quinoa, veggiesI understand that this picture doesn’t look very good, but I was impressed at how good it was!  The steak mixed with everything else was great, and it was so well seasoned that I couldn’t taste any “leftover” flavor (call me crazy)!  I do need to mention that I CANNOT eat re-heated meat, so I set the steak bites aside while I heated the quinoa and beans- then mixed it all up and voila!

The steak was pan-fried in butter, and seasoned with Montreal steak seasoning, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.

Question For You:

  1. Can you eat leftovers?
  2. What are your favorite lunches for work?

xoxo,
Amber

Loree Unleashed

Thank you so much for stopping by and welcome! Loree Unleashed is my health and lifestyle blog, which I have started as I begin my own journey back to happy and healthy.

Comments

  • Holly

    Looks good! I manage a kitchen in the summer months, and it’s a struggle to bring in my own food and not just eat what we have on the menu.
    I live by myself, so I’ve come to make myself enjoy leftovers. I’ve also become really good at cooking for one and not cooking too much at once!
    I eat a mostly plant-based diet, and I love veggies. For lunch, I generally do roasted veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, etc. I might throw some chickpeas or lentils in there for more calories and protein. And hummus! Hummus is a staple for me.

    Reply to Holly
    • Loree Unleashed

      It’s definitely hard to focus on clean eating when you work somewhere that is always preparing delicious food! I wish I liked beans and lentils more– I do intent to try to incorporate them more in a way where I can’t taste them too much! 🙂

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