Jonathon & I discussed this morning how our wives don't like to eat leftovers. Then I saw this survey.
72% of Americans say they enjoy eating leftovers. The average weekly diet is made up of five home-cooked meals, three leftover meals, three takeout meals and three meals out at restaurants.
46% of people say they love leftovers because it’s easier than cooking. 32% eat leftovers because it’s affordable and they don’t have to buy more food.
As for what makes a good leftover:
- Over half say it depends on how recently the food was made.
- 46% says it depends on how it smells.
- Another 46% says it depends where the food is from.
The overall best leftover food is soup/stew (79%), followed by:
- Pizza (63%)
- Meat (62%)
- Pasta (60%)
- Rice (55%)
- Vegetables (54%)
- Chinese food takeout (53%)
- Roasted potatoes (52%)
- Sandwiches (47%)
- Tuna salad (47%)
- Egg salad (47%)