Published: Nov. 9, 2022

Food waste is bad for the environment and bad for your wallet. Here are some tips which may help you reduce your food waste! 

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  1. Freeze It: Freeze fruits and vegetables to use at a later date!

  2. Save Those Herbs and Spices: You can also freeze herbs and spices whole in freezer bags OR chop and store them in oil in an ice cube tray for easy cooking. 

  3. Dry It: Try hanging fresh herbs in a dry pace before storing in glass jars for later use

  4. Separate the Spoilage: If you notice one fruit or vegetable going bad within a bunch, remove it before the whole bunch goes bad. 

  5. Do a Regular Clean-Out: This can help save leftovers pushed in the back of a fridge and be put to good use before they spoil.

  6. Have An ‘Eat this First’ Section: Organizing your fridge in a way that puts the food which you need to use in an easy to see spot can help you use them, rather than let them be pushed to the back and forgotten about.

  7. Make your own citrus Juice OR citrus ice cubes: Juice your leftover lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges OR cut them into rounds and freeze (citrus ice cubes!)

  8. Make Vegetable Stock: Use your leftover veggies to make a stock!

  9. Use the Greens: don’t throw away the green tops from beets, celery, and carrots - instead use them in salads, juices, or any vegetable based dishes. 

  10. Extend the Life of Your Greens: store your greens with a paper towel - this will absorb any extra moisture extending their life.

  11. Add Vegetables to Everything: add some veggies in each meal - especially greens like kale or spinach - this way less will spoil if you have to buy large bags of them

  12. Store in Water: anything with stem (veggies such as celery, asparagus, kale, and herbs) can be stored in water to keep them fresher for longer. 

  13. Pickle It: anything can be pickled! Experiment with any excess produce! 

  14. Compost: When all else fails, compost!