Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Restaurant Leftovers for the Win!

Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments


  • Leftover Chicken Low Mein
  • Leftover Edamame
  • Yogurt Cup
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Water
  • Snack: Granola Bar (not pictured)

What Came Home?

School Lunch Ideas

I put the leftovers in his lunch in a moment of desperation and honestly I didn’t think he would eat them. The edamame? Yes. The noodles and chicken? No. Anytime I’ve tried in the past, they’ve always come home untouched.

Just goes to show, yet again, how fickle kids can be. Don’t underestimate them. :)

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    March 6, 2013

    Just curious, is your little boy able to warm his lunch? Reply


    March 6, 2013

    No, which is why I stay away from a lot of leftovers but low mien is pretty yummy cold. I tried it. :) Reply

    Ashley @ Quasichick

    March 7, 2013

    Gosh I love leftovers!! It is worked into my menu plan each week! I heat my girls' lunches very warm and then put them in an insulated thermos. It works great and they can eat leftovers for their lunch. I realize this wouldn't work with your bento box set up though :( Reply