Assess Your Leftovers
The key to managing leftovers is to be honest with yourself, says Desiree Nielsen, a Vancouver-based dietitian. “Will you get to leftover food before it spoils? If not, pop it in the freezer.” Store leftovers in clear containers so they’re easy to identify and keep track of. “Use glass for storing microwaveable food and plastic for foods you don’t reheat,” she says. Keep a sheet on the door of your fridge with a list of the ready-to-heat meals inside — and the dates you’ll need to use them by.