January 12, 2017

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, Americans waste 30-40 % of the food supply which is more than 20 pounds of food per person per month.  Wow, that’s a lot of food thrown in the trash! 

Just think what that calculates to in dollars that we are throwing away every month. Let’s see if we can make some changes and keep that money in our pocket! If we can do that, it’s like getting a huge raise!!

1. Make a weekly menu, and stick to it.  Plan for 4 or 5 complete meals and leftovers for the other days. If your family doesn’t like leftovers, plan 7 meals.

2. Make a list of all the ingredients.  Try to have meals that use some of the same ingredients. For example, you can buy an extra large can of tomato sauce and use it in both chili and spaghetti so there’s no waste. Never leave extra sauce in the can in the refrigerator! Put the leftover in a small dish, freeze it, then put it in a freezer bag.

3. Avoid using only part of something (onions, peppers, parsley,...

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