Well, here’s some food for thought: British households are estimated to generate around 7.2 million tonnes of food waste a year.
And according to WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) 15 per cent of edible food and drink purchases are wasted, typically costing households £480 per year.
Want to avoid sending perfectly good produce to landfill and save some serious money on your groceries? Take a look in your fridge before you next head out to the supermarket and see what you can rustle up with what you already have.
- Grate up the odd ends of cheese, mix with breadcrumbs and use as a savoury topping for pasta or stir into mash.
- Stew leftover berries in a pan with a little sugar and use as the base for a fruit crumble.
- More yoghurt than you can eat about to go out of date? Mix it with fresh berries and tip it over your breakfast cereal.
- Take whatever leftover vegetables you have with a cheese or white sauce and top with a mixture of breadcrumbs, oats and grated cheese.
- Blitz stale bread in your food processor and use the crumbs as a binder when you make burgers, a thickening agent for sauces and a protective coating to seal in flavour with chicken breasts.
- Don’t bin limp lettuce leaves – you can give them a new lease of life by sitting them in iced water for 30 minutes.
- No idea whether all those opened jars of dressings, sauces and pastes still safe to eat? Start using a marker pen to write on the label when it was opened so that you know how long you have to finish it up
Source – telegraph