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Loving leftovers

How good containers can help saved food stay fresh….

Leftovers suffer from a bad rap, especially holiday leftovers. Fridge-full-of-leftovers jokes aside, there are a number of reasons to love your leftovers. Here are our top five reasons why.

REASON ONE TO LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS:
THEY FEED YOUR FAMILY

Festive holiday leftovers are the gift that keeps giving. No kidding: delicious roasts, potatoes, gravy, desserts and so on are a boon to the tired new parents and hungry students in your extended family.

REASON TWO:
THEY SAVE COOKING TIME

Pre-cooked meats can be a shortcut to dishes as varied as soups and stews, tacos, lunch salads, sandwiches, quiches and more. So carve your leftover roast and set meal-size portions aside in
Premier™ food storage containers. They can stay in the fridge for three days; put them in the freezer if you want to save them longer.

REASON THREE:
THEY SAVE MONEY

Any time you use leftovers, you not only reduce food waste, you reduce your grocery bill too!

REASON FOUR:
SAVING CAN BE A BREEZE

Preserving leftover foods is easier than ever before, thanks to easy-to-stash
food storage containers like Premier. The containers stack and their lid organisation feature mean no stress or frustration: just easy storing.

REASON FIVE:
SMART NUTRITION

As mentioned in reasons two and three, using leftovers in newly created dishes can save you time and money. They can also be healthier than the typical convenience foods many busy households rely on these days, many of which are heavily salted and high in saturated fat. Maximise the health benefits of your leftovers by following these key food-safety rules:

  • Foil bacteria by carving leftover meat into slices, and packing in food storage containers right after your meal. Smaller portions will cool faster in the fridge or freezer.

  • Don’t risk cross-contamination; always wash food storage containers in hot soapy water and make sure cooked dishes don’t come into contact with containers that held raw meat or basting sauce.

  • Pack leftover gravy in its own container (not on top of meat), and consume within two days.

  • Reheat leftovers to 75 °Celsius or until hot and steaming.

  • Eat leftover roasts and stuffing within three days.