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If like us, you are trying to avoid endless rounds of sandwiches post-Christmas, try one of our tasty recipes to use up your leftover ham.

We all know the feeling: the festive season ends as quickly as it came  around and soon we’re left with a fridge full of leftovers from family dinners and Christmas parties. In order to avoid the same-old cold meat sandwiches, try one of our more inventive ways of putting leftover ham to good use…

1. Quick egg and ham English muffin

Use up leftover ham slices by serving them atop a breakfast muffin with a couple of poached eggs. High in protein, this breakfast will help keep you full until lunchtime.Image of egg and ham muffin

2. Ham and roasted veg tortilla with tomato salad

An easy and affordable way to use up leftover meat and veg is by throwing it into a tortilla. Our hearty recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!Image of tortilla

3. Ham, couscous and lentil salad

A good option for those of you who are kick-starting your New Year’s resolutions early, this high protein salad is low in calories and packed full of fibre.Image of ham and couscous salad

4. Green eggs and ham

If you’re convinced you don’t like green eggs and ham, you might be thinking differently after you’ve tasted this truly fantastic one-pan dish.Image of green eggs and ham

5. Kale, ham and ricotta fritters

Use leftover ham in these gluten-free fritters to make grab-and-go breakfasts, or to enjoy as low-calorie snacks between meals.Image of kale, ham and ricotta fritters

6. Cheese and ham baked pancakes

Fill these savoury crepes with leftover cheese and ham and serve as a family lunch, or supper.Image of cheese and ham pancakes

7. Minted pea and ham soup

One of our favourite winter warmers, this soup puts a glut of potatoes and cooked meat to good use.Image of minted pea and ham soup

8. Ham, lentil & vegetable soup

An easy way of getting four portions of your five-a-day in one sitting, this hearty ham and lentil soup is packed with leftover veggies.Image of ham and lentil soup

9. Ham pasta bake

Low in fat and topped with tangy feta, this pasta bake is your new family staple, ready in under an hour.

10. Chinese roasted pork with stir-fried veg

Swap the marinated pork in this dish for leftover ham hock slices. Served with stir-fried veg, you’ll get two portions of your five-a-day per serve.Image of Chinese BBQ pork

Still battling a mountain of leftovers? Try our five ways with turkey.