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Save More, Eat More: Tips for Minimizing Food Waste


The average American throws away between $28-$43 worth of food every month! Here are tips to minimize food waste and maximize the nutrition and flavor on your plate

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Save More, Eat More: Tips for Minimizing Food Waste

Save More, Eat More: Tips for Minimizing Food Waste

What is the most expensive food you buy? What comes to mind? The most expensive food is the food we throw away. The average American throws away between $28-$43 worth of food every month! Here are tips to minimize food waste and maximize the nutrition and flavor on your plate:

  1. Change up the recipe. Use recipes as a guide and add your own touch. If you have a recipe that calls for apples but you only have pears on hand, don’t fret! Use the pears. Use the ingredients you have at home.
  2. Cook the leaves! Beet greens, cauliflower greens, and carrot tops are a tasty side dish when sautéed with garlic and olive oil.
  3. Save your herbs. Many times fresh herbs are thrown away when you only need a small amount for one recipe. Try freezing your fresh herbs in an ice cube tray with a teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. Use the stalk. Shave broccoli and cauliflower stalks for a delicious slaw or crunchy sandwich topping. Try our Fish Tacos with Quick Slaw recipe and substitute veggie stalks in place of packaged coleslaw mix.
  5. Peel it. Orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit peels are full of flavor and nutrition! Steep the peels in oil to flavor homemade salad dressing or add citrus peels to water for a zesty, refreshing drink.
  6. Stale bread? No problem! Make this comforting Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding recipe using any fresh or frozen fruit you have at home.

Put these tips into practice today to minimize food waste and maximize flavor!