Leftovers (it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Hi, guys!! How’s it shaken? Pretty great here!

The advantage of all the time I spent in the kitchen this past weekend……. lots and lots of leftovers; which make for an easy week of meals.


I started my day off the best way possible, with a cup of Coconut Mocha coffee. Instead of my usual two cups in the morning, I just had one. I’m starting the Conscious Cleanse on Monday and that means no coffee, so I need to start gradually weaning myself off of it. {oops….. I made up for the absence of two cups later}

coconut mocha coffee

For breakfast I had the last muffin from a batch that I made on Saturday. I’ll be sharing the muffin recipe with you tomorrow. You don’t want to miss this recipe…. there’s a secret ingredient! I had my muffin with Siggi’s vanilla yogurt and raspberries. This was my first time tasting Siggie’s yogurt and I have to say, I’m not giving up my Chobani for nothing!!

beet muffin

Before lunch, I snacked on some raw almonds and baby carrots…. nothing new with the snackage.


For lunch, I had my leftovers from Sunday night. It was a pasta recipe with shrimp, spinach and lots of other goodies. {recipe to come} This is one of those meals that’s better the next day, when the flavors really have a chance to meld together and intensify.


Lunch was really tasty, but unfortunately I don’t think I brought enough because I was still hungry. So, I followed lunch up with an orange. I can’t really say this did the trick to calm my rumbling tummy, but it helped.


Usually, I eat my apple after I’ve left work, but my tummy just couldn’t take it and I ate devoured it before leaving.


I’ll spare you the ugly photos of my leftover dinner, which was a wrap with the pictured Chopped Southwestern Tuna Salad, and share with you the photo that was approved for Foodgawker……yippee! I was so excited that this photo was accepted, as I’ve been declined quite a few times before. What’s funny is some of the ones that were declined were edited using Lightroom (when I had the free trial). My free trial ended, so I’m back to using PicMonkey until I’m ready to fork over the cash for Lightroom. PicMonkey makes for way quicker editing, too. I will tell you that I have the purchased options and I use Curves under advanced effects to edit. By the way, this is the best tuna salad you’ll ever taste and if you don’t like tuna, sub in chicken or chickpeas!


Venti iced coffee with three pumps sugar free vanilla, two stevia packets and a splash of soy = the perfect after dinner treat! I guess the one cup of coffee/day didn’t really happen…. oops…..

iced coffee

And that’s a wrap…. Head on over to Jenn’s blog to check out other What I Ate Wednesday posts!

Something to think about…..

How do you feel about leftovers? I personally love them, especially if I really enjoyed the meal the first time around!

What eat or drink have you been enjoying?

Do you have a favorite leftover? Soup and chili always tastes better the next day, to me. And, of course, nothing compares to Thanksgiving Dinner leftovers!!!!!!!

I’ve got tons of recipes to share with you, so join me back here tomorrow for one of them!


  1. Any dish that calls for a tuna is a winner in my book =)

  2. Congrats on Foodgawker, that’s great! I love leftovers. To be honest, my favorite leftovers are lasagna and pizza. I don’t make it that often, but if I do, I always spare something to enjoy the day after!
    Lucie WIAW#35 – #pumpkinobsessionMy Profile

  3. I adore leftovers! A lot of the time I find that food actually tastes better when it’s been allowed to mingle in the fridge for a day or two… And you’re right about Thanksgiving – nothing tastes better than cold leftover turkey, potatoes, corn, and cranberry sauce. Holy yum… Thank goodness it’s right around the corner!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . currently – september .My Profile

  4. I enjoy leftovers because it really does save money and they taste the same as the night before! Luckily, my husband loves leftovers too. :)
    Madison Tone-It-Up Tuesday: Full Body Interval WorkoutMy Profile

  5. Those coconut mocha k-cups are the BEST! I love them so much! I’m also a big fan of packing leftovers for lunch! It’s an easy way to save a few bucks!

  6. My weeks would be madness without leftovers!! I can cook every night– it would be great to find the time but lets be real!!
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama WIAW: I shouldn’t even tell you….My Profile

  7. Oh yum that tuna salad looks incredible – I’m going to have to try it!
    Generally with just cooking for 1 its not often that I have leftovers – but if I do I love incorporating them into other dishes!
    Natalie @ Lift,Sleep, Eat WIAW : Comfort FoodsMy Profile

  8. I’m pretty sure weaning off coffee sounds like the worst part of the cleanse ;)
    Leftovers are definitely my kind of meals. There was a time when I couldn’t hand anything leftover, but thankfully my palette has changed quite a bit from back then.
    I’m with you on the fact that chilis or soups once they’ve been leftover and all the flavors marinate together. So tasty.
    I feel like it’s even better when leftover sometimes.

  9. Your salad looks amazing – I like the tortillas in there :-)
    Juli @ 1000lovelythings What I ate Wednesday #7My Profile

  10. Woa- no coffee?!?! You are seriously a brave soul!
    I am fine with leftovers – less work for me in the kitchen ;)
    Quinoa with veggies is one of my stand by dishes and I usually make a big batch that lasts and lasts and lasts…
    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com Copycat (almost) “No Bake Almond Fudge Protein Bars”My Profile

  11. I don’t think I could ever give up my morning coffee! : / Im starting the paleo diet to help with my skin condition im having and I just cant give up my coffee and creamer!

    I loveeee left overs night!! I don’t tend to have many left overs as we always bring them for lunch the next day, but when we do it’s the best night ever! hehe Or I just have an egg night for dinner on my “don’t want to cook nights”!
    Heather @Pinkaholic Fitness Wordless Wednesday & Day 4 Smoothie ChallengeMy Profile

  12. Leftovers are the best! Italian leftovers and of course Thanksgiving leftovers are my favorites!
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves WIAW: Whole Foods TripMy Profile

  13. I LOVE leftovers!! Sometimes things taste even better the day after.
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee Gettin’ Figgy With It [WIAW 11]My Profile

  14. I love foods that taste better the day after! I make this Harvest Grain Salad almost every week and it lasts me through the week but I swear the last serving I eat is always the best!
    davida @ the healthy maven Sunflower Butter Carob BitesMy Profile

  15. I’m definitely a huge fan of leftovers. There are many leftovers eaten in this house, and that’s just how I like it. It’s often cheaper to cook in slightly larger batches, and I’m also kinda lazy… :)
    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers WIAW: Ugly Lunch Eaters Unite!My Profile

  16. Leftovers are the best! I love when they make for easy meal-prep. My favorite leftovers are definitely soup…it always tastes better a day or two later!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl WIAW: September 4, 2013My Profile

  17. Haha! Love the e-card! So true! Although I’m not actually a huge fan of left overs so I usually plan them for The Hubby and Love Nugget when I know I’m going to be gone. They don’t seem to mind :-)
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome If they ate it, why can’t I?My Profile

  18. I love leftovers, especially casseroles, soups, stews and pizza! Sometimes, I think leftovers taste better, because the flavors have a chance to blend together. I also love cooking a lot of food on the weekend and having it to eat throughout the week. It makes lunches and dinner time so much easier!
    Melissa @ Fit ‘n’ Well Mommy First Day Of Preschool and Our Visit With Good FriendsMy Profile

  19. Mmmm I love me some leftovers :) And congrats on the FoodGawker photo! It sure does look yummy, I “gawked” for quite a bit before scrolling past it to keep reading lol.
    Kelsey @ Blonder Side of Life Respect the Rest Day….Or Don’tMy Profile

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