Like a lot of people, I woke up this morning with a massive food hangover. Whilst I didn’t really overeat yesterday, the food that I ate was much richer than my normal diet. Opening the fridge today and seeing all the leftovers just waiting to be devoured over the next few days was enough to make my stomach turn.
As we had quite a few leftover veggies, and I needed to make some more food for baby Aiden, I mixed together our leftovers with some cooked quinoa as well as some feta and seeds in an attempt to return to our healthy eating ways. It tasted great, and we didn’t need a huge amount to fill us up for lunch (I did leave room for some trifle though!).
For Aiden’s puree, I picked out 10 or so baby spinach leaves from the salad mix we had and lightly steamed them, before adding to the quinoa and veggie mix and blitzing for around 20 seconds with a stick mixer. Our little man loved his lunch – lucky as he will be also having it for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow!
You can use any leftover veggies that you may have, and you could also add any left over meat (e.g. chicken, turkey). I used:
Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato (approx 500g)
2 roasted carrots
2 corn cobs (kernals removed)
1 cup of cooked peas
1/2 cup of fetta cheese crumbled
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
* Cook quinoa as per instructions on packet, add vegetables, seeds and fetta and stir to combine – Serve
To make the baby puree – I steamed approx 10 baby spinach leaves in the microwave for 20 seconds, added to the quinoa and vegetables (no seeds) and blitzed with a stick mixer for approx 20 seconds.
What are you doing with your Christmas leftovers?