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10 more top tips for reducing food waste!

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reducing food waste - zero waste weekZero Waste Week is getting closer and all your fabulous ideas for reducing food waste are continuing to flood my inbox!

I couldn’t wait to share the latest ideas with you; some of them are brilliant!

Out of sight, out of mind

Use clear containers for storing leftovers and washed fruit and vegetables. If I can’t see it, I can’t remember it’s waiting to be used up

Stop, don’t shop!

Try not to shop when hungry.

Stop, don’t pop!

Don’t ever “just pop into” a supermarket for something especially milk. Supermarkets are deliberately planned so that the milk is furthest from the door and you have to run the gauntlet of temptation to get in and out of there with just the milk!

Freezing

You can freeze pasta if you make a mistake and cook too much. (did you know that, readers? I didn’t!)

Daily bread

If we shop in an old fashioned way at local shops, buying our fresh food daily rather then weekly/monthly, then we are more likely to only buy what we need.

Leftovers

I eat leftovers for breakfast, and if needed, lunch again.

New recipes

If I have a glut of something, I use google to find as many creative recipes for using it up as possible.

Grow herbs

Grow fresh herbs in pots (from seed if possible) and you will never waste herbs bought from the supermarket in little plastic bags.

Get a pro fridge

Get into a habit of rotating your fridge like restaurants do. Put food at the front of the fridge that needs to be eaten first.

Bye bye best before

Just because it has a best before date on it doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be chucked at 1am the following day – use some common sense!! There are high risk foods and low risk foods.

What about you? I know you have a fabulous idea to share with our community!

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