How good containers can help saved food stay fresh
Leftovers suffer from a bad rap, especially holiday leftovers. Fridge-full-of-turkey jokes aside, there are a number of reasons to love your leftovers. Here are our top 5 reasons why.
REASON #1 TO LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS:
THEY FEED YOUR FAMILY
Home cooked leftovers are the gift that keeps giving. No kidding: delicious turkey, casseroles, dessert and so on are a boon to the tired new parents and hungry students in your extended family. Make sure to have extra TakeAlong containers in all sizes so you can send them home with them.
THEY SAVE COOKING TIME
Leftover turkey, roasts and chicken can be a shortcut to dishes as varied as soups and stews, tacos, lunch salads, sandwiches, quiches and more. So keep your leftover meat and set meal-size portions aside in Easy Find Lids family containers. They can stay in the fridge for three days; put them in the freezer if you want to save them longer.
THEY SAVE MONEY
Any time you use leftovers, you not only reduce food waste, you reduce your grocery bill, too!
SAVING CAN BE A BREEZE
Preserving leftover foods is easier than ever before, thanks to easy-to-stash Easy Find Lids family containers The containers stack and their lid organization feature mean no stress or frustration: just easy storing!
As mentioned in #2 and #3, using leftovers in “new” 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. Maximize 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.
- Reheat leftovers to 165 Fahrenheit or until hot and steaming.