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Top tips to cut down on your Christmas dinner waste

As well as being a time of too much tinsel, telly and corny eighties tunes – Christmas is also when many of us waste more food than usual.

With that in mind, Love Food Hate Waste have put together their top five tips to help you make the most of your festive food.

In at number 5 is: Stilton. This Christmas staple can divide taste buds and it is left behind on the cheeseboard. You can crumble leftover chunks onto recipes that call for a cheddar topping or make a celery, broccoli and stilton soup.

And at number 4 it’s…brussel sprouts: If you’ve gone overboard with sprouts and have lots left over, chop them finely and add them to a traditional bubble and squeak. Ideal for Boxing Day breakfast.

Flying high at number 3 is…Christmas cake. After the relatives have gone and the decorations have come down, the Christmas cake is still going strong! Check dates on shop bought ones, but homemade Christmas cakes can keep for a good couple of months. Keep it in an airtight container.

Just missing out on the top spot by a reindeer’s whisker at number 2…bread sauce. No Christmas dinner would be complete without bread sauce. It’s a classic dish, which we also classically make too much of. Fear not, just freeze it!

And in the number 1 spot it’s…turkey! The cornerstone of the Christmas dinner has a lot to give, but after your five-hundredth turkey sandwich you might want a change…From pasties to soups and stroganoff to stir fry there are countless turkey-based leftover recipes.

Have a look at the Love Food Hate Waste website for more tasty ideas.