Zero Waste Week

I’m always looking for ways to save money and the one of the biggest costs in our budget is groceries, this week 2nd-8th September is ‘Zero Waste Week’ , and it’s challenging me to think about the food I waste and how I can reduce or eliminate it altogether.

You can sign up to Zero Waste Week and make a pledge to do something to reduce your food waste, I’ve pledged to buy loose produce as I’m guilty of letting potatoes and fruit go to waste, the website also contains lots of fantastic ideas and recipes for leftovers.

Meal Plan & Stick To It

Every week I make a meal plan but I’m dreadful at sticking to it and usually end up with a lot of wasted vegetables, this week I have a bag of carrots that look a little sorry for themselves so I have decided to make a really simple carrot & coriander soup, I also have half an onion and a pepper in the fridge which I probably would have thrown away, soups also freeze really well too.

It’s really inspiring me to make the effort and think outside the box about food waste, after all I wouldn’t throw money into the bin but that’s what we are doing each time we throw food away.

What food do you always end up throwing away ? Leave me a comment I love hearing from you.

Angela xx

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  1. September 4, 2013 / 11:55

    Thanks so much for taking the pledge and sharing the word! The soup idea sounds brilliant – I have a section on my site where people can submit their recipes; would you have time to do yours? If not, you can just email me the recipe and I'll put it up there. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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