1) Save roasted vegetables for soups, stir-fry or an omelet in the morning.
2) Use leftover Cesar salad as topping on your sandwich to add some flavor and crunch
3) Buy good quality containers and thermoses to take leftovers from dinner in your lunch
4) A large roast can be shaved down and used as an alternative to lunch meat
5) Avocados will last longer in the fridge if you leave the pit in the half you don't use and wrap them with plastic wrap. Not too much longer but at least a day or so.
6) Cook a small roaster chicken for dinner, then shred the remaining meat into individual sandwich bags and freeze. You can now use these as quick additions to casserole, sandwiches or your lunch salad!
7) If you don't go through bread fast enough, split the loaf in half when you get home. Wrap half and put it in the freezer. These slices can then be used for toast and there will be little to no change in flavor. The rest can be used for your sandwiches.
8) Fresh herbs going south? Place them in a food processor with a little oil and blend them to a paste. Then pour into ice cube containers. You can then use these ice cubes from the freezer whenever you need that fresh herb flavor for your dishes.
9) If family sized packs of meat are on sale, make an arrangement with your friends or family in the area to split the package. That way you get the cost savings without the waste.
10) Have a meal exchange night with friends. Everyone cooks a favorite dish and packs it into smaller freezer containers. Then exchange with each other. Now you have a bigger variety of meals to get you through the week at no additional cost.