Dinner today, lunch tomorrow

Optimise meals for savings and convenience! Find ideas for delicious next-day options, perfect for office lunches or your kid's lunchbox.

Upgrade your meals with an easy trick! Instead of cooking just enough for two, make a meal for four or six. This not only makes your dinner more enjoyable but also gives you tasty leftovers for the next day.

Use Cookidoo® filters to adjust portion sizes and find recipes that match. It's a simple way to make cooking more efficient and convenient for you and your dining partner.

Recipes for 8 or more portions

Why lunchboxes can be your best friends

● Save on restaurant meals and additional school fees for meals ● Allow healthier meals tailored to your taste ● Less waste and better use of leftovers

Reviving leftovers

Ideas for transforming leftovers

- Roast chicken: shred and use in fajitas, wraps or salads. You can also mix it with a mushroom sauce and accompany it with pasta.

- Bolognese: spread leftovers on a pizza or mix with beans for a "kind" of chilli.

- Fish: try it in various pastries or fish burgers.

- Rice: you can sauté the rice with egg, bacon, peas or other ingredients you have at home.

- Potato puree: use it to make gnocchi, for example.

- Bread: you can make breadcrumbs flavoured with herbs and freeze or use them in sweet or savoury bread-based puddings.

- Varied vegetables: at the end of each week, check the leftover vegetables in the fridge and make a sort of spring salad or tortilla with a bit of everything.

Get creative with minced meat leftovers

Recipes that taste even better the next day

Certain recipes, especially those containing meat and sauce, usually gain consistency, flavour and texture after a while. This is the case with soups, curries, stews and casseroles. This phenomenon happens not only because of chemical reactions between the food and the seasoning, but some also attribute it to our own senses. While we cook we get used to the aromas and flavours of the recipe, but the next day our sense of smell is more awake and fresh and we can better perceive the nuances of flavour.

Good today, better tomorrow

Keep food fresh for longer

● Store leftovers in small, airtight containers for quicker refrigeration. ● Reheat only as much as necessary. ● Once cooked, avoid leaving leftovers out of the fridge for more than 2 hours. ● To make things easier, store leftovers in individual portions so that in the morning you can just pick them up and take them with you.

From family dinner to school lunchbox

Use Thermomix® Warm-up mode

Perfect to heat baby food, sauces, stews, soups and all the leftovers in the fridge, the Warm-up mode will evenly heat your food. No need to worry about selecting the right amount of time, or under or overheating your food!

Warm up mode