Food waste is a huge problem all over. 40% of our food, that we grow, goes to waste. I mean, that’s not even an “interesting fact”, it’s just disgusting. We’ve gotten so used to this mountainous vision of excess food that we have no regard with how we treat it. Do we truly value our food?
Today, I challenge you to put value into every morsel of food that comes into your possession. Look for ways to use up or preserve food so that nothing goes to waste. Challenge yourself to “eat your fridge” and clear out your pantries. Get creative with leftovers or simply freeze what you cannot finish.
Utilize different types of meals like smoothies, pizzas, omelets, etc. to use up what you have. Only take what you can eat and look for interesting ways to utilize things that would have been pitched or composted. Things like making pesto from the tops of carrots, or turning overly ripe bananas into bread. Saving your veggie scraps to make stocks is another way to utilize what would have been wasted.
There are so many possibilities!
What are your favorite recipes to reduce food waste?