10 Ways to Curb Food Waste

Robin Shreeves, a blogger for Mother Nature Network, posted an article  today on “10 Ways to Curb Your Food Waste.”  She states that $54 billion worth of food is wasted each year and 98% of that ends up in landfills.

As someone who feeds their family mainly organic food, our grocery bill is pretty expensive. Just this morning I was trying to figure out where I could cut costs and food is going to have to be one of them.  I need to find a way to be more economical while still feeding my family the healthy, organic foods we love.  To do that, we need to waste less and eat more of what we have on hand before going back to the grocery store.


Below are my three favorite suggestions from the post.  To read her article in full, go to www.mnn.com.

  1. Put a container in your freezer to make leftover soup. Throw the odds and ends of vegetables, pastas, rice, beans and other things you might put in a soup. When you’ve got a substantial amount — make a one-of-a-kind soup by adding some organic chicken or vegetable broth and some seasonings. You’ll end up with something interesting.
  2. When bananas get too brown to eat, put them in the freezer. Find a good banana bread recipe and when you’ve got enough for the recipe, defrost and make banana bread. The bananas will look thoroughly disgusting once your defrost them, but they’ll make great bread.
  3. Start a compost pile for the food that doesn’t get eaten so it doesn’t end up in landfills. It can go back to nourish the earth to grow more food.

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