Leftovers from dinner. Not that I minded 🙂
It’s actually easy to cook some extra food for dinner and use the leftovers for lunch, especially when making dishes like this chicken & veg in oyster sauce.
All part & parcel of the bento making process, being organised and such and of course it’s also less wasteful. According to Love Food, Hate Waste, around 15 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year in the UK (7 million from our homes)!!
I am not an overly “green conscious” person, ie we drive a car, don’t always turn off lights or unplug chargers or bring our own shopping bags. And yes, sometimes food ends up in the bin… but still… 15/7 million tonnes…wow that is one big waste mountain.
Anyway, I’m glad that my leftovers from dinner didn’t contribute to that mountain but ended up in my lunch today. Plus I used reusable containers 🙂
It was packed in the containers of my Zojirushi Ms Bento lunch jar – you can also see in use in this post here. No soup this time, instead the smallest container has some tomato salad.