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Recycling Leftovers, Keeping it Festive & New Year’s Resolutions – Fiber One on Thingamajig Tuesdays

Recycling Leftovers, Keeping it Festive & New Year’s Resolutions – Tacos, Christmas Tree Waffles and staying away from Falafels.

Lunch Ideas |

Hey guys! Welcome to another installment of Thingamajig Tuesdays, this is your host… ME!

As some of you already know, tomorrow I celebrate Christmas. It’s 2 weeks after most of you, but that is because our Church is still on God’s old calendar. We cool like dat.


I’m in the middle of a Holiday frenzy right now. It’s part of LIVING, and that is great, but I need a break. AND a taco.

Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham, I’m kind of over you.
BUT Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies? Um. We can hang out for a bit longer.

Leftover Chicken Tacos |

If you can recall, I always tell you about my pet peeve with throwing away food and how I creatively use up leftovers by packing up a “new” lunch for my husband. I even did a whole post with tips about how not to waste food.

Right. Okay. So.

Tacos were invented for leftovers. I mean, what better way to eat up the last of that slow cooked buffalo chicken, but to put it in a taco shell the next day and eat it up at your desk?

I like to prepare the tacos the night before, after feasting on that deliciously juicy chicken. But, because I want to avoid a soggy-mess the next day, I mostly use Taco Shells instead of Flour Tortillas.
To complete, I add some shredded cheese, avocado slices, salad and tomatoes, and this taco is ready to be consumed whenever I am. Or my husband.

Christmas Tree Waffles |

In keeping up with the Holiday festivities, one night, after having some chicken and waffles for dinner, I had an afterthought about preparing Christmas Tree Waffles for my husband and his co-workers. Few days later, I popped up during their lunch hour and brought in a tray of these cuties.

Aren’t they adorable?! His female co-workers appreciated the waffles just a tad bit more than the macho men. However, I’m pretty sure that deep inside they were also screaming, “Cutenessss!!!”.

Cookies and Cream Fruit Skewers |

Can you guess what comes after Honey-Glazed Hams and Jam-filled Christmas Tree Waffles?
Sloooooowing down. As in, counting calories. EEEK!

Since the new year just happened, I thought it would be a good idea to share this healthy, yet incredibly easy lunch idea that involves fruit, cookies ‘n cream bars and yogurt.

A French professor once told me that what keeps the French skinny is the amount of time they spend on making their food look pretty. And because it’s pretty, they do not inhale it that same way as I do. They actually take time to enjoy the beauty, to taste all the flavors and they focus on each and every bite.

Whenever I feel like I need to slow it down a bit, I think about his advice and follow it. In all honesty, IT works!

These Cookies ‘n Creme Fruit Skewers are one of my go-to lunches when I feel like I need a break from pizzas and sandwiches.

Fiber One Protein Bars |

Fiber ONE Cookies & Crème Chewy Bars are a delicious accompaniment to these skewers. With only 140 calories per bar, they will satisfy those stubborn sweet cravings. Add a Light Yogurt to the mix and you’ve just created a delicious 300-calorie lunch! Done and Done. And full!

By the way, I found myself eating these 3 days in a row.

So let’s toast to leftovers, Holidays and diets! They are all a part of LIVING!


Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between Fiber One and SheKnows.

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18 comments on “Recycling Leftovers, Keeping it Festive & New Year’s Resolutions – Fiber One on Thingamajig Tuesdays”

  1. I love fiber one bars! I eat them anytime I need a snack because the fiber really does help me stay full.

  2. I agree, hate to waste leftovers and the roasted chicken turns into three meals 🙂 However I am way, way, way waaaaaay not as creative as you are. Everything looks amazing and man those waffles?! Holy Guacamoly….

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast

    Love this post! At our house, we call our meals made with leftovers “AI” (for Available Ingredients) – and they are sometimes the most creative recipes ever! Happy New Year Kate!

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