5 SIMPLE ways of reducing food waste at home

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

1. Rotation of Food - keep a continuous rotation of food; older in the front, new in the back.

2. Plan ahead - don't overcook for yourself. It's better to write a meal plan ahead of the weekly visit to the grocery store. Think small and lean.

3. Freeze it - freezing any leftovers or cooking ahead for the week, will cause your weeks to be less draining and easy going. You will discover a sense of ease to know you have a few frozen meals stored in the freezer just in case the weeks get a little hectic with schedules.

4. Get creative - Let's face it, not all of us are Top Chefs. It is easy to get in a routine of buying what's easy and when you don't need to. Take inventory before you shop and plan usage for multiple meals out of one "whole chicken" or fruits and veggies. Think lean and green.

5. Save scraps - As with any meal prep, there is always scraps! Soak citrus zest in a simple syrup to make flavored syrups for iced tea or cocktails and use stale bread for croutons or bread crumbs.

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