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.
I 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:
- Can you eat leftovers?
- What are your favorite lunches for work?