Planning dinners with leftovers for lunch

Last night's dinner isn't always your child's idea of exciting lunchtime eats, but its convenience can't be denied. However, all it takes is a few extra minutes and a couple of different ideas to transform dinner leftovers into a meal your kids can shout about. Here are a few of our favorite ideas, arranged by main ingredient.

Chicken for Dinner

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme

Roast Chicken with Tarragon

Roast Chicken with Herb Butter, Onions and Garlic


Chicken for Lunch

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Vegetables

Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Santa Fe Pizza



Turkey for Dinner

Turkey Breast Medallions with Tomato Jam

Spiced Turkey Breast with Red Cabbage Slaw

Turkey Cutlets with Cilantro-Almond Sauce


Turkey for Lunch

Turkey Wraps with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Turkey Cheddar Sandwiches with Honey Mustard

Turkey Burritos with Salsa and Cilantro


Veggies for Dinner

Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic-Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled Vegetables

Eggplant Parmesan


Veggies for Lunch

Herbed Goat Cheese and Roasted-Vegetable Sandwiches

Grilled Vegetable Hero

Eggplant Parmesan Heros




Beef for Dinner

Roast Beef for "Beef on Weck"

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Wasabi-Garlic Cream

Steak with Shallot-Merlot Sauce


Beef for Lunch

Roast Beef Wraps with Horseradish Coleslaw

Roast Beef and Avocado Finger Sandwiches

Steak and Onion Sandwiches with Horseradish Mayonnaise



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