15 Spiralized Meals That Make Great Lunch Leftovers

15 spiralized meals that make great lunch leftovers

15 spiralized meals that make great lunch leftovers

I used to dislike eating leftovers for lunch the next day. To me, every single meal is so precious, that I actually refer to every meal as a “credit” and treat each individual “credit” as an opportunity to try something new.

However, while it would be great to have a total food experience at each meal, that’s not always the case, as things like our schedules take control and we’re left scarfing down a slice of pizza or a protein bar on our way in between meetings.

The solution? LEFTOVERS.

Especially because I cook all the time for this blog, I always have leftovers. Lu used to get bummed out when he’d see something I posted on Instagram and then come home only to see that it wasn’t saved in the fridge. I would give it away to the doormen, thinking, “I don’t want to eat this again for dinner! I want something new!”

Now I’ve smartened up, or maybe I’ve just gotten busier and now appreciate leftovers. However, certain spiralized meals don’t make great leftovers. Have you seen my meal planning post?

These are meals that work well as dinners and can be saved (so make extras!) for lunch the next day, whether you’re bringing it into an office or reheating it at home.

15 Spiralized Meals That Make Great Lunch Leftovers

1. Instant Cup of Noodles with Spiralized Vegetables

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2. Mom’s Chicken over Spiralized Root Vegetables

Mom's Chicken over Spiralized Root Vegetables

3. One Pot Vegan Fajitas with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

One Pot Vegan Fajitas with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

4. Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower with Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower with Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles

5. Summer Chopped Chicken Salad with Spiralized Cucumber and Salsa Verde

Summer Chopped Chicken Salad with Spiralized Cucumber and Salsa Verde

6. Kung Pao Chicken and Snap Peas with Spiralized Onions

Kung Pao Chicken and Snap Peas wish Spiralized Onions

7. Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Thai Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle Salad

8. Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad

Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad

9. Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad with Green Yogurt-Herb Dressing

Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt-Herb Dressing

10. Spiralized Golden Beet Arroz Con Pollo

Spiralized Golden Beet Arroz Con Pollo

11. Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

12. Sweet Potato Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Corn

Sweet Potato Pasts with Chicken Sausage and Corn

13. Tahini Chicken and Carrot Noodle Bowl

Tahini Chicken and Carrot Noodle Bowl

14. Beef Picadillo with Spiralized Green Bell Peppers

Beef Picadillo with Spiralized Green Bell Peppers

15. Italian Zucchini Noodle Turkey Burger Patty

Italian Zucchini Noodle Turkey Burger Patty

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6 comments

Allison says:
Cheers to #5! I got a dinner and two lunches out of that a couple of weeks ago; I made it for my parents this past weekend as well, and they LOVED it! Sadly, I couldn't bring my spiralizer from NYC to CT, so I had to make cucumber ribbons with a peeler...amazing so tedious something like that is now. ;-)
April says:
I'd also add your al fresca zucchini pasta salad - it's one of my favorites and it keeps for a really long time! :-)
Elizabeth King says:
I made #11 recipe up last week & I loved it. I am finally trying to make more spiralled recipes. Not sure what has taken me so long. Somedsy I hope to have your inspiralizer but at present the Canadian $ is too low & my budget too tight!
Cincy says:
I think this is my favorite of your posts ever. I want to make everyone of these recipes tonight!!!
Shirley says:
I signed up for your emails. I did not get your Starter Guide.
Cassie says:
Everything here looks amazing, especially the vegan fajitas and buffalo cauliflower!

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cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you
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