Waste Not, Want Not
- Buy just enough groceries to last you a few days to avoid spoilage.
- Be smart with promos and save on your grocery expenditure.
- Be careful when choosing produce; aggressive squeezing can bruise or damage the food, which would then have to be thrown away.
- Fresh items that are stored properly can last longer. Most vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, and cabbage should be stored in a container, while mushrooms can last longer if kept in a paper bag. Separate vegetables and fruits to keep them longer.
- Cook just enough food, too much leftovers can lead to waste.
- Start with what you already have. Try incorporating leftover vegetables/sauce into your recipes.
- Freeze leftover food in individual portions so that they can keep longer.
- Uneaten food at restaurants will have to be thrown away. Doggy-bag your leftovers and take them home for a snack later.
- Audit the items in your pantry and move the foods near expiration to the front. Plan your meals around the items you need to finish first.