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How to use up leftovers after Christmas lunch and dinner

December 26, 2018
Roasted dinner with meat and vegetables

Creating meals from Christmas leftovers

Christmas is well and truly over. Leftover food is abundant after the great feasts. Here are ideas about what to do with leftover Christmas food.

Toasted sandwiches
Toasted sandwiches
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Toasted Sandwiches

Roasted meats and vegetables are great fillings in toasted sandwiches. These could be made in a cafe-style sandwich press. Alternatively, jaffle makers create a sandwich that could hold everything in place.

Cold Sandwiches

Some holiday favourites, whether cooked or fresh, can be perfect in cool sandwiches. Classic ham can be great with mustard. Turkey is another meat that goes from platter to lunch box. Skip the butter and spread some cranberry sauce on the bread, before adding turkey.

Toasted and fresh sandwiches
Toasted and fresh sandwiches
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Salads

Particular holiday foods will be fantastic ingredients in salads. This is especially true for Boxing Day in warmer climates like Australia. Got plenty of roasted pumpkin? Mix it with spinach leaves and beetroot for a filling salad. It’s great as a lunch main or side. Did you cook beef during the seasonal spread? Slice up the meat and mix it into a Thai beef salad. Were some beans served on the side? These can be tossed into most kinds of salad.

Roasted salmon on a garden salad
Roasted salmon on a garden salad
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Wraps

Wraps are so beneficial. They can be more tidy than salads. The thinner bread feels lighter than sliced bread. Wrap up some leftover Christmas meal ingredients in tortillas or other wrap breads. for lunches on the go.

Tortilla wraps for lunch or dinnerTortilla wraps for lunch or dinner
Tortilla wraps for lunch or dinnerTortilla wraps for lunch or dinner
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