Food waste is a growing concern in America, where 30-40% of our country’s food supply going to landfills. Various initiatives are being put into place to reduce food waste but we also believe that individual people can do their part, starting in their own homes!
- Planning Meals and Sticking to the List - Try to figure out your meals ahead of time and stick to the list when you're shopping in the grocery store. This will help you avoid any grocery items going to waste.
- Organization and Proper Food Storage - Keeping your food organized and easily accessibly prevents produce from getting buried in the back corners and going to waste. Most fridges also have special compartments that are designed for different types of produce, maximizing their shelf life.
- Using Leftovers and the Freezer - Don’t forget about your freezer when you have lots of leftovers! Reheating frozen dinners are a great way to enjoy quick and easy meals during the week while ensuring everyone’s still eating healthy.
- Make Meals from Meals - Save your leftover roast chicken carcass or beef rib bones to make a delicious and nutritious bone broth. Feel free to toss in any leftover veggies for a nutritional boost.
If all else fails -
- Have any veggies going bad? Throw those in with the bone broth to add more nutrients to your broth!
- Old fruits and vegetables, peels, eggshells, or even coffee grounds make a great compost for you gardeners out there!
Let us know if you have any other tips for reducing food waste!