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10 Meals to Make from Leftovers

Leftover Fruit
Mmm. Smoothies.
Mmm. Smoothies.
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The good thing about leftover fruit is that even if it's a little too mushy to eat plain, you can still use it in certain recipes.

Overripe bananas make the best banana bread. Add chopped walnuts or pecans for some delicious texture. You can also use your overripe bananas to create banana pancakes. If you don't like bananas, any fruit will work.

Put all your overripe fruit together to make healthy, delicious fruit smoothies. All you need is a blender, ice, milk, honey and your fruit. Blend it all together until frothy.

Make a fruit pie -- or a fruit crumble or cobbler. Bake some healthy fruit muffins (blueberry, strawberry or apple) for on-the-go breakfasts for the week. If you have an ice cream maker, add the fruit to a batch of vanilla for some sweetness.

Did You Know? Keep bananas away from your other fruit. They cause other fruits to ripen more quickly.