How many times have you peered into the refrigerator and discovered, way in the back, a container that’s been stashed there for weeks, overlooked and forgotten? You’re not alone: A survey from Glad found that nearly half (44%) of Americans have found an item in their fridge in the past month that they didn’t realize was there. For environmental, social and financial reasons, it makes sense for us to get smarter about fully using the food we purchase. That means getting smarter about leftovers.

Go to for 10 tips for using those leftovers.