You might have read in the news lately that latest stats show that 2 out of 3 bagged salads that we buy end up straight in the bin. There is definitely a lot of momentum around the subject with programs like “Save with Jamie” hitting prime time TV and there is an absolute need for food education generally.
Food prices are continuing to rise and it can be difficult for families to prepare healthy nutritious meals each day, especially as in many households both parents often work. Coming home at the end of a days work and pulling together the motivation to start cooking from scratch is tricky, often all you want to do is lounge of the sofa and catch up with your family.
Living in London doesn’t help, the hustle and bustle and fast paced environment can increase stress levels and with many people no longer feeling secure in their jobs, preparing a hot freshly cooked meal really doesn’t seem like a priority at the time.
The truth of the matter is that eating well can help you remain healthier, better able to concentrate and more importantly helps educate your children and reduce the likelihood of them becoming obese. So how do you do it?
- cook in batches
- use leftovers
- if you use home shopping then why not try something like the Tesco delivery saver and have your shopping delivered twice weekly, this way you will get less waste
- shop more often, there are an abundance of fabulous small retailers in London selling fresh produce
- plan your meals in advance
- write a shopping list
- make twice as much as you need for a meal and then freeze half for another day
If you have any other ideas for how to reduce your food waste, then please leave your ideas in Junk Hunters comments section below! We love to hear from you.