Let’s use chicken breasts as an example. I had five boneless chicken breasts that I cut in thirds and cooked with seasonings in the Instant Pot. There were 15 pieces. We ate about 6 of those for dinner that night with mashed potatoes, gravy, and a veggie mix.
Then, the next night, I took four more of those chicken pieces and chopped them up, dumped the rest of the veggies, potatoes, gravy, and added a handful of hash brown potatoes into a pot and called it Chicken Pot Pie soup.
To make this work for you, you need to be on top of the stuff in the fridge. Produce is an excellent example. Much of that goes bad fast. You can always freeze it. Here are a couple of ways I like to use the “getting to that point” fruits and veggies.