Inspiration for reusing food

Reusing products is one of the easiest ways to avoid waste. We help you on your way with some ideas.

You can often still eat leftover products just fine, but what do you do with them? First, give yourself and the team flexibility by adding a 'special' option to the menu. You can use this option to make a dish with leftovers that are different every day. 

We are happy to share some tips. Be inspired and, above all, be creative!

1. Give fresh fruit a second

  • Make banana bread from overripe bananas that are not pretty enough to sell. 
  • A fruit shake is always a hit, if fresh fruit is just not good to eat by itself.

2. Use bread efficiently

    • Make croutons from leftover (slices of) bread. Delicious as a snack or with a salad. 
    • Use stale bread as a base for French toast. 
    • (1)A bread pudding is also an option. Your base is bread in a mixture of egg, sugar and milk, baked in the oven. Combine this with sweets such as croissants, egg cakes or cake if there’s any left. For taste, you can add cinnamon and various types of dried fruits.

    3. Store your veggies

      • Mix different cold vegetables to serve as a side dish. 
      • Cut remaining chicory leaves into small pieces, mix with apple for a salad. 
      • Read our article on how to make vegetables last longer for more inspiration.

      4. Make use of cutting waste

        • By making broth from vegetable waste. 
        • Make healthy chips from vegetable peels. 
        • Make pesto from vegetable peels.
        • Cook pasta or rice in vegetable peels or meat/fish leftovers, for a flavour boost.

          5. Other tips

            • Use fried eggs from breakfast on a hamburger at lunch or dinner. 
            • Make an egg salad from boiled eggs. 
            • If you’ve cooked too much pasta or rice, turn it into a cold salad.

            We like to learn from practice and are, therefore, curious about your story. Do you have more tips or would you like to comment on the content of this article? Share your experience with us by sending an e-mail to

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