We’re all on our own journey when it comes to food waste, but so much perfectly good food is thrown away. This isn’t good for us, our wallets or the planet. Fortunately, everyone can do their bit to help by taking simple yet impactful steps to reduce food waste at home. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to make the most of your ingredients with these tips and tricks. From transforming leftovers into delicious dishes to knowing what to do with odds and ends of fresh fruit and veg! We will show you how to cut down food waste.
Plan Meals and Make Lists:
Before hitting the grocery store, plan your meals for the week and create a shopping list. Stick to the list to avoid buying unnecessary items that might end up unused. It helps if you can batch cook some meals too, it’s a simple and cost effective way to meal prep. This is perfect for bolognese, chilli and curry!
Correctly storing food can significantly extend its shelf life. Invest in airtight containers and store food items based on their specific storage requirements. Keep perishables like fruits and vegetables in the fridge, and freeze items that you won’t consume immediately.
Set up a composting system for food scraps that you can’t use or repurpose. Composting not only reduces landfill waste but also creates nutrient-rich soil for gardening.
Get creative with leftover ingredients. Transform yesterday’s roasted vegetables into a flavourful soup, or use excess rice to make a stir-fry. The possibilities are endless and delicious. Don’t let anything go to waste with these leftover recipes. Make satisfying pies, salads, puddings and pasta bakes from all your favourite ingredients. Let us know which one is your favourite on socials!