We all are guilty of wasting food, and we all know that food waste is going on. How many times have you looked in your fridge to discover leftovers that weren’t eaten fast enough, or vegetables going mouldy before you had the chance to eat them?
It happens to the best of us, but trying to cut down on food waste is incredibly important for a whole host of reasons. It will save you money and it will be better for the environment (because heaps of food waste just goes to landfills, instead of being composted).
Apparently “global losses and wastage may be in the order of 50 percent between field and fork.”
So clearly there is still a lot of room for improvement!
But never fear, today’s Friday Favourite (posted on Thursday because Friday is a public holiday) is full of some handy tips to minimize your food waste over the easter break, and extending far beyond.
First keep your fridge clean. This makes sense doesn’t it? if you regularly check on what is close to expiring in your fridge and make a mental note to eat it in the next day or so it won’t go to waste! Now how is that for an easy tip.
Eat leftovers, and turn them into something even more exciting. With the internet at our disposal, recipe sites are endless, and you can enter ingredients or just surf for inspiration. One of my favourite is Allrecipes.
Don’t shop hungry! And pause in the supermarket to check you will actually use your ingredients and overcome those impulse buys.
And lastly, don’t over-eat, there is always seconds. Take as much as you think you want, but remember if you aren’t really hungry and you are just eating to clear your plate, those left overs could have been used for another meal.
Check out the full list here and let us know your favourite, easy ways to not waste food!
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