Reducing food waste with meal planning or meal prepping.
Meal planning and prepping is a great way to prevent food waste, because food you use obviously won’t go to waste. Make a difference during cooking too by putting one of those cute Sort & Go bins on your countertop for organic waste, and keep & use foodscraps whenever you can. Scraps and limp greens are great for soups and stir-fries. Or try roasting them!
Smart shopping is also a great way to reduce food waste. Apps like Too good to go let you buy delicious, perfectly edible food that stores and restaurants have to throw out at the end of the day. In the supermarket, choose the funny looking fruits or veggies. Less waste and reduced price: good for you and the planet. And it gets even better when you use the Brabantia Regrow Kit. With this set you can easily regrow vegetables like celery, bok choi, turnips and even garlic and leeks from scraps.
Tips for preps:
- Start with recipes you know and save yourself some time thinking and prepping.
- Start with prepping for the first half of the week to learn how to work best with the products you have. What works best for you? Prepping and keeping things in the fridge or would it be better to freeze elements?
- Schedule planning and prepping time. Better still - block the same day and time in your agenda every week.
- Make the most of meal prep time – cooking is a great way to relax and let your creativity flow. And when you put your favourite music on or share the fun with a loved one, it is even better.
Don’t forget to separate your organic waste!