Waste less food and save more money!

Simple tips to help you reduce food waste.

Families in the UK waste an average of £70 per month on food waste! Why?

There are a variety of reasons, including:

– Buying too much! Supermarkets encourage us to purchase more than we need with special offers (e.g. buy one, get one free).

– Not planning our shopping! Using our meal planner will help you overcome this.

– Not measuring portions when cooking, so often making too much.

– Food packaging dates and labels are confusing. See our guide to understanding date labels.

– Not knowing how to store food correctly and safely.

With all of the above in mind, the following 6 tips will help you to get into a routine of reducing food waste:

1. Plan ahead.

2. Only buy what you need, don’t get tempted by in-store deals!

3. Store food correctly.

4. Cook the right amount – weight out ingredients and stick to recipes!

5. Store leftovers in the fridge/freezer for a later date.

6. Recycle or compost what you can’t eat – this is good for the environment too!


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