Did you know tomorrow is “Stop Food Waste Day?”
Do you ever consider how much food is wasted at your house?
I was talking to a friend the other day about grocery bills each month and she was saying that since she became very careful about not wasting ANY food, she is actually saving several hundred dollars every month in groceries!
That seems unbelievable, because it doesn’t seem like throwing a little food away here or there would add up so much, but for her it did!
Since that conversation I’ve become more aware of the food I’m throwing away.
I’m pretty good about saving leftovers and eating them before they spoil, but we still have moments where food is wasted or gets shoved to the back of the fridge and we don’t notice it until it has gone bad.
So what is the answer?
I have found that being very organized works well for me. I can create a batch of chili or a big roast, and I will portion out servings of meals into glass storage containers.
That way we can stack them neatly in the fridge and we can see exactly what we have. And it’s easy for my teenager to grab a meal and pop it in the oven.
No thinking involved, and more importantly, no “Mom! What can I eat??”
What are some ways that you cut down on food waste, while saving time and money?
Check out our one pot meals and meals that can be made in batches to portion out for the week. We’ll drop a couple of great ones below.
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