Cooking is one of life's greatest pleasures and an incredibly rewarding experience - however, for those of us who aspire to reduce our environmental footprint in the kitchen, it can also feel like a bit of a minefield. With so many tips and tricks out there on how to reduce food waste when cooking - from meal planning to shopping smarter – where do you start?
1. Plan your meals ahead of time to avoid waste
By knowing exactly what you need and avoiding unnecessary impulse buys, you'll save money, groceries, and the planet. Go you!
2. Use leftovers to create new dishes
With the combination of some elbow grease, a little bit of ingenuity and a dash of creativity, you can create amazing dishes from leftovers saving them from the trash can.
3. Store food in airtight containers to prevent spoilage
Don't be complacent with your food storage; keep 'em sealed tight to ensure they last long.
4. Compost scraps from fruits and vegetables
Composting is a great way to close the loop on your kitchen scraps! Rather than throwing out fruit and vegetable scraps, you can bury them in a compost pile and let nature do its thing.
5. Avoid using disposable products, such as paper towels and plastic utensils where possible
Instead of reaching for a paper towel or plastic utensil every time you have a bit of a mess to clean up, reuse a cloth towel or keep silverware handy.
So there you have it, five easy tips to reduce your food waste at home. Do you have any insider cooking secrets to help prevent wasting food? Share them with us over on our socials we love discovering more! Happy ( Zero Waste ) cooking!