Using only 6-ingredients you can make these tasty cookies using canned chickpeas as the hero!
Using only 6-ingredients you can make these tasty cookies using canned chickpeas as the hero!
Looking for a fast but tasty meal? This steak wrap with Italian dressing is sure to be a family favourite. Use leftover cooked steak for lunch in a flash.
Taking leftover to the next level, this pita recipe is a keeper.
These salmon burgers with lemon slaw use cupboard staples for a tasty low cost burger
These easy beef burgers with wedges include ingredients which are cheap and in season in Autumn making a low cost alternative to Friday night takeaways.
These pizzas are made from pita pockets and use cupboard staples to make your money go further.
These mini Hawaiian pizzas are super easy to make at home with the children. If you can't find flour at the moment or want to save time, use pita pockets as the base.
These easy peel muffins use banana and orange peels. Give them a go - you will be surprised how good they taste.
Here’s a great hack for turning stale bread crusts into a delicious dessert in under 10 minutes.
Turn leftover salad greens into this bright green dip - it's an delicious way to get in an extra serve of vegetables or two.
These delicious berry bread puddings are similar to little pies, but are made with bread instead of pastry. The bread goes nice and crispy.
Give new life to leftover mince with these individual Mediterranean mince pies. This recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on how much mince you have.
This refreshing orange sorbet is an easy way to cool down when the weather heats up. You can make it using bought orange juice or squeeze your own.
Even the brownest bananas can be used to make this pan fried banana split.
These quick microwaved stuffed apples are perfect for an indulgent weeknight dessert. The honey marscapone can be replaced by cream, ice cream or custard.
Treat yourself to a guilt-free snack with these berry roll-ups. While the roll ups in the photo are made with blueberries, any sort of berries - fresh or frozen - can be used. This is a great way to utilise bruised or squishy berries.
These apple and cinnamon gummies are a lot like lollies. They are great for using up soft apples, or try using pureed berries, feijoas or other fruit instead of the apples.
This cheese and bacon bread pudding from the winter edition of Easy Choice is bound to become a family favourite. You can use any vegetables you like.
These bacon bread cases are easy to make and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. They're also the cover recipe from the Autumn edition of Easy Choice.
Turn leftover cooked pumpkin into these delicious pumpkin muffins. They're perfect for breakfast, a lunchbox treat or afternoon snack.
Turn your kid's uneaten bread crusts into these chocky bready muffins - they're perfect for the lunchbox or a quick dessert.
The beauty of this summer vegetable slice is that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Turn your courgette glut into burgers with this courgette burger recipe. They are a light, meat-free alternative.
No pastry, no problem! Whip up this quick ham and cheese bread quiche in a flash, using bread instead of pastry.
Take sliced bread to another level with these tasty veggie bread parcels. Crunchy and packed with flavour, they're a great way to use up leftover vegetables.
If your kids won't eat their crusts, serve them these cinnamon sugar bread chips. Quick and easy to make, these make the perfect treat.
Turn your kid's crusts into a snack they will love. Save them in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to make these garlic bread chips.
Make a meal in a mug in only a few minutes. This savoury dish can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack – whatever you need! It’s quick and easy to make, and you can easily adjust the flavourings to use up what you have.
If you’ve got hungry mouths to feed, this recipe is for you. Sweet and satisfying, your kids can whip up this meal in a mug in a matter of minutes, using whatever you have in the pantry.
Whip up a batch of these broccoli fritters with lemon yoghurt sauce to feed your family. Using the broccoli stalk as well as the florets makes them go further.
Your kids will go crazy for these broccoli balls - and you can even get them to help you make them. This is a great recipe for using broccoli stalks.
These feijoa fritters will become a family favourite. They're perfect for an after school treat.
Turn the last of your cereal into a Christmas Crackle Tree. These make a great centerpiece which you can eat and enjoy after the meal.
These Cranberry Christmas Kebabs use leftover ham and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
These crispy veggie fritters are a quick way to transform leftover vegetables.
Compost cookies are a great way to use up leftover snacks from a party - a handful of pretzels, potato chips or chocolate. With a mixture of sweet and salty, you will be surprised how good they taste.
Turn leftover rice into these tasty tuna rice croquettes that the whole family will love.
You definitely won't want to waste any of this delicious caramel banana stuffed crust pizza.
Homemade pizzas are a great way to use up leftovers and this cauliflower pizza base means you get an extra serve of vegetables.
Fruit yoghurt is the secret ingredient in this sweet pizza.
Quesadillas are a quick and easy way to make leftovers tasty. You can make these in a sandwich press, oven, or a frying pan.
Rice paper rolls are a quick way to repackage your leftovers - with no cooking required!
These delicious sweetcorn croquettes make the perfect summer meal. You can add any leftover Christmas ham.
These cheesy cauliflower croquettes will be a hit with children and adults alike. Serve three for an adults portion, and one to two for a child.
These croquettes are a delicious way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.
These are apple pies with a twist! They're quick and easy to make, and are a great way to use up small amounts of leftover pastry.
Mince pie is a Kiwi classic and this recipe allows you to use either mince or shredded roast beef. Add a sprinkle of cheese to make it a mince and cheese pie.
Muffin tins are an easy way to make pies and the best thing is, you can fill them with all types of leftovers. These lattice top pies look great and use up all those pastry scraps.
The Messy Baker Charmian Christie puts a modern twist on a traditional dessert with this nut roly-poly. Great for using up leftover pastry.
These spiced potato filo parcels are similar to samosas and make a great starter or snack.
Turn your leftover puff pastry into these moreish cheese straws. They make a great party snack and you can use a range of flavourings depending on what you have to hand.
If you’re peeling potatoes, save the skins! They may look a lot like waste, but it is quick and easy to turn them into something delicious. Munch them down as a snack or pile them atop anything you like to add a bit of salt and crisp to a dish.
Give new life to stale brownies with these easy but impressive truffles.
This is a healthier version of banana bread, great to use up brown bananas.
Try these banana nuggets instead of a biscuit with your cup of tea.
Use leftover chicken or turkey in this fast and tasty meal.
These healthy tarts are quick and easy to make, and are a great alternative to a sandwich in your child's lunch box.
This tropical cake is perfect for afternoon tea.
These are super simple and perfect for the lunchbox. There's no need to follow the recipe exactly - use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Fried rice is the perfect way to use up leftover rice and any odds and ends lurking in your fridge.
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt shares his recipe for cheese rolls. These cheesy treats are also known as the 'Sushi of the South'.
Inspired by the British favourite, mandarins are the star in these jaffa cakes - peels and all.
These chewy carrot cake cookies are a great way to use up carrots that may have gone a bit limp in your vege drawer.
Bread-and-butter pudding always tastes better than it sounds – and the addition of banana and chocolate makes it even better. This is a simple dessert for kids to make.
Crumbles are fantastic for a cosy warm pudding. This version uses up all sorts of odds and ends.
Don't throw away your banana peels, they are the secret ingredient in this cake.
You can use potatoes or kumara in this hearty meal that the family will love.
These bite-sized banana morsels are a not-so-naughty treat.
Turn brown bananas into a delicious breakfast.
Former MasterChef NZ contestant Hayley-Marie Bilton shares her great recipe to use up the leftovers from your roast.
Save the discarded fruit from your kid’s lunchbox and turn it into this fun jungle gelato, perfect for a hot day.
A tin of tuna and a few spuds combine to create these fun smashed potato and tuna croquettes.
Allyson Gofton's sweetly spiced apple cake with a nutty streusel topping is easy and quick to make, and it uses pantry staples.
This is an ideal way to use up any left-over cooked rice. Adapt the filling to include whatever you have in the fridge.
These will make use of any slightly soft fruits from the fruit bowl, such as apples, pears, apricots, plums etc. Whatever you have will be delicious.
Leftover rice is easily transformed into dainty, crispy rice cakes which make an ideal side dish.
Somewhere between an individual soufflé and a quiche, these are a delicious way to jazz up leftover cooked vegetables.
Delicious and easy to make, these apple roll ups are great any time of the day.
These ‘mock sausages’ are a fun and unique way to use up leftover roast meat and vegetables. It’s always worth freezing leftover mashed potato to use in dishes like this – it saves time and money.