How Long Your Leftovers Are Actually Good For
Tossing things prematurely happens more often than you might think (the USDA says almost a pound of food is wasted per person per day
). Are you jumping the gun?
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Poached chicken, grilled steak and roast pork tenderloin all keep well for three to four days in the fridge, says Tong. She recommends putting the items in the refrigerator within two hours, since the less time the food spends at room temperature, the better (and safer).
One more thing:
While storing in the freezer is another option
, cooked meats tend to lose some of their flavor and texture in supercold temps.