Many households are guilty of wasting food, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Why not join the mission to reduce food waste by following these suggestions?
- Plan ahead – plan your weekly menu; it’s easier to buy just enough of the right ingredients so little is wasted.
- Store it properly – extend its shelf life by storing your food properly. Potatoes and onions belong outside the fridge; when they start to sprout, it’s time to use them.Fruits that are ripening too quickly should be moved into the fridge to slow the ripening process.
- Freeze it – many of your leftovers can be frozen; try freezing single servings of pesto, tomato paste, and dressing in ice cube trays, so that you only pop one as needed.
- Use Google – if you don’t know what to do with your odds and ends, turn to the Internet. You’ll find simple, quick recipes online for just about anything from soups to stir-fries.