What do you do with certain food you have left over? Or maybe you have certain food you don’t like but don’t want to throw it away…. here are 3 ideas which might help!
If you have muesli at home which you don’t like then you can make cookies/powerbars or even home made granola! The possibilities are endless when it comes to oatbased mueslies.
I decided to whip up a batch of matcha cookies and regular oat/raisin cookies from a mueslie i bought which i didn’t really like. I didn’t follow any recipe or measurements, but i thought i would share how i made them on here anyway. Just to inspire others 🙂
“An oat based muesli with nuts and dried fruit (or add your own!). Some flour to hold the cookies together. Melted margarine (I’m sure coconut oil works fine!). Sugar or sweetener. A little bit of water. And in half the batch i added matcha powder and vanilla. Form into small cookie shapes and bake in the oven c.a 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees.”
But you can even make raw/power bars by mixing dried fruit with the mueslie and adding some cacao nibs and coconut oil and making into bars or balls. Or why not make banana and oat cookies by mashing together the oat based muesli with bananas and form into cookies and baking in the oven c.a 15 minutes! These are a great snack for work or studying 🙂
Or of course you could make your own granola (i have a recipe in my Ebook HERE!).
And what happens during the evening when you are at home and craving something salty…. then you can make your own simple sweet potato crisps (works with other vegetables or regular white potato as well!) or roast some chickpeas with different seasoning!
The sweet potato crisps are sooo good and quick to make. The key is to slice them thinly…. i used a cheese slicer, but you can use a mandolin if you have them. Just cutting them won’t work as they will still be too thick.
Then you can drizzle over some oil and seasoning and into the oven at c.a 225 degrees celisus for 10-15 minutes. They might get a tiny bit burnt (which isn’t good when it comes to potatoes… but maybe just don’t eat those pieces.)
You can of course go the long way and bake them for c.a 2 hours at low heat… but i wanted something salty and crunch quick, so i went for the high heat and quick cook time! (You can also make them in the microwave if you want!)
Also remember to not overlap the pieces, they should be evenly spread out on the baking sheet!
The recipe for roasted chickpeas is HERE
And lastly… what do you do when you only have a few veggies, half a block of tofu and other leftovers to use up? Well aside from maybe making a wok, baking them or making some sort of stiry fry or soup…. you can make skewers out of them!
I must be honest, this advice is just to show the pictures i took of this meal because it was super yummy! All you do is chop up your choosen vegetables, place onto skewer sticks and then roast in the oven c.a 30 minutes at 200 degrees celsius! (Also add some oil and seasoning of choice.) Combine with some sauce and maybe rice or quinoa and you have a simple meal using lots of leftover vegetables!
^^This was one of my throw together/what do i have at home – meals, which led to a type of b**f stir fry!