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10 Meals with Perfect Leftovers for Lunch the Next Day

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A lot of times my husband takes leftovers from our dinner to lunch the next day. I also will eat leftovers from dinner for lunch at home. It is both economical and delicious to do this, nothing goes to waste and you get to enjoy a great meal one more time. I find that some meals reheat and make better leftover meals than others. I also have worked on the best ways to reheat certain things so they taste just as good the next day. Especially if they are being reheated at the office in a microwave. Here are some of the best meals for leftovers, I think, please share what you like!

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  • Lasagna Roll Ups 1 of 11
    Lasagna Roll Ups
    Leftover lasagna always makes a great lunch, but it is even better when they are roll ups and come in this compact size which are so portable.
    Make lasagna roll ups
  • Black Bean and Pepper Enchiladas 2 of 11
    Black Bean and Pepper Enchiladas
    Enchiladas are perfect for lunches because they are rolled up and compact! Reheat them slowly in the microwave to avoiding burning the cheese.
    Make black bean and pepper enchiladas
  • Cilantro Mint Chicken 3 of 11
    Cilantro Mint Chicken
    This light and flavorful chicken is a protein-packed choice for lunch. Pack a tortilla to make a wrap or use it top a salad.
    Make cilantro mint chicken
  • greek-pasta-salad 4 of 11
    greek-pasta-salad
  • Orzo with Cannellini Beans & Olives 5 of 11
    Orzo with Cannellini Beans & Olives
    This hearty salad requires no reheating and is best served cold. Store it in the refrigerator until eating.
    Make orzo with cannellini beans and olives
  • Tomato Soup Florentine 6 of 11
    Tomato Soup Florentine
    This classic tomato soup pairs perfectly with grilled cheese for dinner. For lunch pack a few slices of cheese and salty crackers to eat on the side.
    Make tomato soup florentine
  • Taco Pizza 7 of 11
    Taco Pizza
    Pizza is one of the best leftover meals. Some might say it is even better eaten cold! Wrap it plastic wrap and reheat it in a toaster oven, if possible. Or just eat it cold!
    Make taco pizza
  • white-chicken-chili-219×300 8 of 11
    white-chicken-chili-219x300
    This rich stew is a complete meal in one bowl and will hold you for the whole afternoon. Reheat it in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
    Make white chicken chili
  • Easy Beef Stew 9 of 11
    Easy Beef Stew
    Beef stew is a hearty dinner that reheats well. Allow it to cool to room temperature before storing in a container in the refrigerator. To reheat place it in the microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
    Make no bake Oreo cheesecake in a jar
  • Baked Walnut Chicken Strips 10 of 11
    Baked Walnut Chicken Strips
    These crispy chicken strips can be baked up for dinner and reheated the next day. Allow them to cool before wrapping them in plastic wrap and placing them in the refrigerator until lunch the next day.
    Make baked walnut chicken strips
  • Simple Vegetable Quiche 11 of 11
    Simple Vegetable Quiche
    Quiche can be a healthy dinner and a slice reheats well to make a healthy lunch. Serve it with a side of fruit for a complete, easy meal!
    Make simple vegetable quiche

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