Certainly a no-brainer as far as family budgets go, learning new ways to use up leftovers is also a great opportunity to expand the family meals you have on rotation. And with the news that Tesco generated 30,000 tonnes of food waste in the first six months of 2013 bringing the issue into focus, we've brought together some classic uses of leftovers as well as some left-field suggestions for you to try.
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With a dash of soy sauce and a hit of ginger, this stir fry is quick, cheap and waistband-friendly, and at only 15 minutes, it's among one the speediest ways to use up last night's leftovers. Experiment with different types of veg, depending on what you've got lying around.