Using Leftovers to Make Lunches

Bringing lunch to work doesn’t have to be boring. Pack up leftovers and you’ll be looking forward to this mid-day meal right after breakfast!

Once of my favorite kinds of lunches are comfort foods like sweet potato and beans. I baked up sweet potatoes for a dinner, then sliced up leftovers for a few lunches. I made a pot of black-eyed peas which make great leftovers, you can use canned if you don’t want to soak and cook the beans. Be sure to use BPA free canned beans such as Eden Farms.

Creamy avocado is a great addition to this meal for some healthy fats and extra protein along with protein from the beans.

Lunch-sweet potato-bean-avocado-picmonkey (517x640)

Other great leftover combinations:

  1. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew
  2. Leftover balsamic chicken with garlic-lime broccoli (Recipe in my E-cookbook!)
  3. Red Quinoa and Black-Eyed Pea Salad  – Recipe featured on
  4. Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna
  5. Espresso Roasted Pork with Brussels Sprouts

For a sweet treat try my No-Bake Cacao-Hemp Protein Balls!

What are your favorite leftovers to bring for lunch at the office?

Warm Rice Salad

This is a quick lunch I threw together in just a few minutes. I had leftover black rice so I heated that for a minute then topped it with hummus, salad greens, carrots, snap peas, zucchini strips, and a few pieces of papaya. This was a very satisfying and healthy lunch. I like to have cooked grains or beans in the fridge most of the time, this has been a huge time saver for me time and time again. I also like to have cooked kale on hand, in addition to fresh veggies. Dress with a little olive oil, dried or fresh spices, a little vinegar and you’ve got yourself a meal in no time!

warm rice salad