Love Food? Hate Waste?

At the Loundsley Green Fun Day in June people were asked what their top tip was to try to avoid food waste and this is what they said:

  • Cook less
  • Plan your meals
  • Use the freezer as much as possible
  • Freeze Bananas in their skins – instant Banana Ice Cream!
  • Mash all vegetables and meat left over from Sunday Lunch then fry in butter. Serve with brown sauce
  • Make soup out of the stalks of Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Keep Cling Wrap in the fridge as it makes it much easier to find the edge
  • Use a shopping list and do not buy food that you do not need; that way you will not waste it
  • Store fruit in the fridge except for Bananas and Pineapples
  • Grate a big block of cheese then freeze it.
  • Store half a pepper in the fridge with the stalk and seeds still in
  • Store potatoes out of plastic bags, ideally in a cool dark dry place
  • Freeze meat before it reaches its Use By date if you know you will not use it up in time
  • Put old carrots or soft celery into a glass of water in the fridge to revive them

What can you do today to create less Food Waste?

Did you know?

  • The top three foods that Britons throw away are Bread, Potatoes, and Milk
  • 1.4 million Bananas are thrown away each day
  • 1.5 million Sausages are thrown away each day

Would you make a meal for 6 then throw it in the bin?  Well the average household throws away the equivalent of six meals a week!  This costs the average family almost £60 per month!

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