Christmas Leftovers Ideas


The final couple of weeks of the year are two full of joy, frivolities and let’s face it excess. Excess that is generally widely accepted and never questioned. In a time full of fun and flare I wanted to share some light insights into food waste and more importantly some great infographics created by Insinkerator with ideas for using all of those leftovers we tend to find ourselves with.

So take a look, download the images and have a think about how you might jazz up some of those leftovers beyond the typical turkey sandwiches! You’ll be surprised at the savings you can make not only financially but environmentally through getting a little thrifty over the festive season.

Key findings from the UK survey conducted by Insinkerator found that:

  • 1 in 5 households across the UK don’t reuse Christmas dinner leftovers for later meals
  • £92,800,000 worth of leftovers will come from just 58% of the UK
  • 12% will throw leftovers in the rubbish bin
  • 32% of the UK will have more than half of their food left after sitting down for Christmas dinner

Questions & Stats from the Insinkerator study

After sitting down for Christmas dinner, how much of the food is typically left over?
  • None – 20%
  • 1 / 4 – 48%
  • 1 / 2 – 22%
  • 3 / 4 – 6%
  • More than 3 / 4 – 4%
What do you do with your Christmas dinner leftovers?
  • Throw them away – 12%
  • Eat the leftovers on Boxing day – 46%
  • Eat over the next week – 34%
  • Give them to the dog – 6%
  • Other – 2%
Approximately what would you usually spend per head on home cooked Christmas dinner food each year?
  • £5 or under – 18%
  • £7.50 – 24%
  • £10 – 22%
  • £15 – 16%
  • £20 – 8%
  • £30 – 2%
  • £40 – 6%
  • £50 or above – 4%

Christmas lefrovers recipe infographics for download

 

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