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How to reduce food waste this Christmas

Christmas is all about celebrating with big family feasts with Christmas leftovers that last for days after. But if you've gone a little over the top with food, here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas. 

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:38 -- dani_57786

How to reduce food waste this Christmas

We understand that it's difficult to not over-cater at Christmas time. Our guide to how to reduce food waste this Christmas outlines ways to help reduce any waste after the last Christmas cracker has been pulled and the guests have all gone home.

Love your leftovers

Leftover pork, chicken, lamb or ham are the kind of leftovers we love. Here are a few ideas on what you can do with your leftover food to avoid Christmas food waste. 

  • Use leftover lamb in a Middle-Eastern style wrap with any leftover hummus. Add a squeeze of lemon for that extra zing. 
  • Add leftover roast pork or roast chicken to fresh Boxing Day salads. Crumble in any leftover cheeses from the Christmas day cheese board.
  • Ham is one of the most versatile leftovers. Add ham to tasty toasties with any leftover cheese from the cheeseboard. Bake into quick quiches or a ham, cheese and vegie slice (see recipe below).

Brownie points

After you cut the brownie stars in the 5-star Brownie Bites, you may have a few tasty scraps leftover. If you or your kids haven't already snaffled them up, here's how you can turn them into a treat:

  • Defrost a small tub of vanilla ice-cream until softened slightly and stir through chopped pieces of brownie. Refreeze. Serve the vanilla brownie ice-cream drizzled with melted dark chocolate and fresh seasonal berries. 

Use your loaf

If you have leftover sourdough bread from the roast pork stuffing, here's how you can turn it into delicious golden croutons to add to summer salads. 

  • Tear bread into small pieces and toss it into a bowl with melted butter and crushed garlic until the bread is coated in the butter mixture. Bake until crisp and golden.

Fabulous frittata

If by some chance you have any potatoes leftover from your potato wreath, use them up to make a Spanish-style potato frittata. 

  • Start by adding Western Star Spreadable to the pan to fry off the potatoes in an ovenproof frying pan, then pour over a mixture of egg, cream and cheese. Pop in the oven until golden. Serve with a green salad.

GET THE RECIPE: Crispy Rolled Pork with Easy Herb Stuffing

When you serve this generous Crispy Rolled Pork you'll be the envy of all your guests. That crackling... If by chance you do have leftovers, you can chop and add to fresh Boxing Day salads, or simply slice and serve it in hearty doorstep sandwiches.

**DISCLAIMER: Western Star is a contributing recipe partner at This feature includes a mix of content sourced from Western Star and our own opinions. Find out more about Western Star products.

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