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How to eat for free on Boxing Day (almost): 8 recipes to save money and waste

December 26, 2016

There's so much more to Christmas leftovers than Turkey sandwiches Turkey, roast potatoes and all the trimmings; it's quite a bit more than the normal Sunday lunch. And that's not counting the pudding, pigs in blankets, chocolates and the rest. By the time you've done your Christmas supermarket shop, the average person will have spent around £60 just on food alone. When you then factor in Boxing Day, and all meals up to New Year, you'll be racking up a bill well into the hundreds - but how much do you actually eat? Avoid food waste Don't bin it if you can possibly avoid it One in three UK consumers admit to binning turkey and sprouts for their Christmas dinner before it even reaches the table because of their lack of culinary knowhow, a new report by Sainsbury's has revealed. Adding to this, UK households throw away 7 million tonnes of food every year, with householders more likely to bin food over the festive season because they don’t know how to prepare it, and because they've over estimated their portions. But it doesn't have to be that way, with a bit of creativity, any uneaten Christmas Day dinner can be turned into tasty food for all the family on Boxing Day and beyond. Here are some of the best ideas I've found. Boxing Day Breakfast With the right preparations, Boxing Day can be a bit special (Photo: Getty) Bubble and squeak pancakes: With a slight twist on the normal bubble and squeak you might have on Boxing Day, add a couple of eggs to the mixture to make a delicious festive breakfast. Just as...

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