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Don't waste $600

BY EARTHFIRST

Every year the average household discards around $600 worth of food. It sounds like a lot, but when you add up all those zucchinis that get forgotten at the bottom of the fridge, moldy cheese, stale bread and jars that have gone past their used by date, as well as the left overs that never get eaten. It all adds up!
So here are a few tips to help you minimize the waste and your dollars…

  • Before you go shopping, make a list by planning your meals a week ahead.
  • Buy only the fruit and veggies that you think you’ll eat within a week. Fresh fruit and veggies contain more vitamins. The longer you keep them in the fridge the less nutritional value they will have.
  • Make juice or smoothies with fruit and veggies that are starting to look a little wilted.
  • Freeze left overs so you don't get bored of eating the same thing twice in one week.


Read more at the FoodWise website.

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