The healthiest people I know eat tons of leftovers. Why? Because, the healthiest people I know prep their foods on the weekends. The healthiest people I know are busy productive people who understand that an hour of prep on the weekend saves 3 hours of stress and frustration during the week. The healthiest people I know eat leftovers because its efficient! How to make leftovers your best friend:
Make a hearty soup on Sunday and serve it to your family on Wednesday
Cook your lean ground beef for tacos on Sunday so it cuts your Tuesday night dinner-prep time in half.
Pre-cook your brown rice for the week
Pre-cook your steel cut oats for the week and measure out 1 cup portions to store in your refrigerator
When you are making roasted veggies, kale chips, scrambled egg muffins, always make double so that you and your spouse can take the leftovers for lunch the next day.
If you make baked chicken, cook 2-3 extra. Then, dice the left over ones up for you and your spouse (or children) to toss in a salad the next for lunch