Imagine being able to reduce food waste and your grocery bill by 30% in the process. These 5 simple tips will help you do just that.
5 tips to reduce food waste now - - Eat me (first)
Create a bin or drawer labeled “eat me first” that allows you to see (at a glance) what needs to be used up before it goes bad.
And what if you fail? What if the “eat me first” bin is overflowing and you know you won’t be able to eat everything? Well, freeze it!
- Soup for you!
For the longest time I never considered doing it, but making your own soup stock is the simplest thing in the world to do.
- Smooth operator
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go meal for those mornings when you don’t have time to cook. They’re also a great way to use less-than-perfect fruits and veggies to reduce food waste.
- Sharing is caring
The preceding suggestions dealt with ways to quickly and easily reduce food waste on your own, but this final option allows you to harness the power of technology and your community, too! A food-sharing app called OLIO connects you with neighbors, stores and community members with surplus food so that extra food can be shared, rather than thrown out. It’s like Craigslist, but for food. Best of all? It’s free!
- Small steps, small bites
Making the decision to reduce food waste can feel daunting, but all you really need to do is make a series of small, conscious decisions to drastically reduce the amount of good food that ends up in the trash. These decisions quickly become routine and they go a long way to help your grocery budget and the environment, too.