Easy Ways to Use Your Leftovers

When you are meal prepping and planning, you will likely be making certain ingredients in bulk. Even though you have planned carefully, there may still be some leftovers that you don’t want to go to waste. You can use these for additional paleo meals and snacks in the following ways.

Chicken Stir-Fry

If you have either sliced chicken or some veggies lying around, you can easily put them together and make a stir-fry. There is no right or wrong way to stir-fry these ingredients. Even though the traditional stir-fry might call for certain veggies, you can add absolutely any of them you like. You can make a stir-fry similar to fajitas with onions and bell peppers, or you can add veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots to the pan. You can go with any veggies that you happen to have leftover and aren’t sure what to do with.

Make a Lettuce Wrap

Some of your leftovers might also go well in a lettuce wrap. Just about any type of meat or seafood leftovers can go in a wrap, including tuna for tuna salad, any type of fish or shrimp, beef, chicken, or even pork chops that you have sliced up. You can have just the meat inside the leaf lettuce if you’re looking for a quick meal, or you can add some veggies to it. You can also make up some cauliflower rice if you have extra cauliflower by the end of the week. This makes a wrapped burrito that is tasty and prevents you from wasting any food.


This is by far one of the best ways to use up your leftover ingredients. If by the end of the week, you have made your primary meals, but you have some veggies, eggs, or a little meat left, combine everything into a salad. If you have leftover eggs, boil them and slice them to add to a chef’s salad. You can include any meat leftover, such as ham luncheon meat or sliced chicken and steak, then add in whatever veggies you have on hand. Add a paleo-friendly dressing, such as oil and vinegar, and your salad is done.


Soup is very easy to make and all you really need is water or broth and some vegetables. You can make a vegetable soup by combining the veggies with your broth, or you can add a little meat to it as well. This can be similar to a minestrone or vegetable soup, but you aren’t adding any noodles.

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