4 Tips to Avoid Household Food Waste Costs
1. Use it, don’t lose it!
- If you’ve got fruit that’s going soft, whizz it into a smoothie, or add it to a fruit pie.
- If you’ve got vegetables that are starting to wilt, make them into soup.
If you’ve got stale bread, you can make yummy French Toast, normal toast, croutons, or bread pudding.
You can use stale bread to make your own breadcrumbs, or to feed the birds.
3. Get Creative
- Did you know that it’s much better to use leftover rice than fresh rice for authentic friend rice?
- If you’ve got bananas that are going brown, you can slice them, add some honey and freeze them for a delicious snack.
- If you’ve got food left over in a pan, you can puree it for baby, or make it a kid’s lunch for the next day, or freeze it for a one-person meal.
- Leftover cheese can be mixed in with mashed potatoes, or added to breadcrumbs for a savoury topping.
- Leftover yoghurt can be used on breakfast cereal.
- If you need inspiration, get on the internet and type a list of your leftover ingredients, with the word “recipe” afterwards. You’ll get a flurry of great ideas.
- Get the family involved in coming up with creative ways of using leftovers.
- If you want to have a chicken or turkey, for example
- as a roast with all the trimmings at the weekend
- an easy mid-week meal with curry or a risotto
- plus there’ll be meat left over for a salad or a sandwich.
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