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5 top dinners and leftover ideas

Guides — Posted 01/10/13

Always planning to bring lunch into work but can never make it happen? Get inspired by these tasty meal ideas that make great leftover lunches.


Dinner: wholemeal spaghetti with beef mince, carrot, basil and tomato sauce.

Lunch: bulk up leftover mince sauce with kidney beans and spoon over brown rice. Top with fresh sliced chilli, diced tomato and sliced avocado for a Mexican-inspired lunch.


Dinner: grilled salmon fillet with wilted silverbeet and potato salad – grill an extra piece of salmon.

Lunch: flake left over salmon over potato salad, adding spinach leaves and a diced cucumber for a sustaining, protein-rich lunch.


Dinner: Roast beef with baked fennel and pumpkin, spinach and walnut salad

Lunch: Sliced roast beef on wholegrain bread with a spread of mustard, handful of spinach leaves and grated carrot.


Dinner: Mushroom, zucchini and leek omelette with steamed corn, wilted kale and baked sweet potato fries

Lunch: Wedge of omelette over a quinoa, tomato and kale salad with some crumbled low-fat feta.


Dinner: Chicken breast stirfry with broccoli, bean shoots and mushrooms over soba noodles (poach an extra chicken breast in some ginger, soy and onion)

Lunch: Shredded poached chicken and soba noodle salad with snow peas and asparagus.

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