Top tips for less food waste
Every time you throw food away you are effectively throwing away your hard earned cash. Most of us do throw some food away every week. In the UK alone back in 2015 £15 billion of edible food was thrown away which is bad for the environment as well as on our finances.
Make it your goal to have less food waste and save yourself time and money by shopping less and eating more of your leftovers. Every time you hit the shops there is added temptation of buying a little extra – but shopping is time saving and tiring.
Make some simple changes
You don’t need to spend hours planning what you are going to have for supper every day – but do have a weekly plan based on the current days activities.
When you can, prep meals ahead of time. Try to make Monday’s supper on Sunday if you have a little free time.
Make something out of nothing
Don’t be frightened to experiment.
Create a meze out of leftover food from the last couple of days to make a tapas type supper.
Check your fridge a couple of times a week for foods that are not going to be eaten within their use by date. Either use them or freeze them.
Use things like coconut milk to add to smoothies, spicy soups or stews. (Coconut milk can also be frozen in ice cube trays or freezer bags).
Left over tapenade or tomato sauces spread try spreading on toast or add to tomato based pasta sauces.
Left over vegetable and eggs can make delicious tortilla recipes. Tortillas also make great lunch box recipes.
Make your leftovers into interesting packed lunches
Commit to using leftover supper recipes for packed lunches next day. This maybe in a sandwich, wrap, soup or create a salad with whole wheat pasta.
How much food do you cook at once? If you find you are throwing uneaten food away. Make your portions smaller or freeze leftovers for supper another day.
Whether on-line or in the shop always have a shopping list. Don’t buy things which are perishable that you can’t eat within the use by date.
You can find lots of ideas here at Love Food Hate Waste