This Wednesday we want to give you some tips to reduce your Food Wastage while grocery shopping – the root of where the problem starts.
Plan your meals, plain and simple. Make lists and whatever you do avoid impulse buying. When you make impulse purchases you run a high risk of not consuming that product. Check out these meal-planning apps, which can honestly make your life so much easier!
Buy exactly what you need
This is easier said than done. How many times have you bought a whole container of a product when your recipe only called for 2 tbsp? This is where your lists and meal planning will come in handy. If your recipe only needs a certain amount of a product make sure you’re not buying more than you need. This tip not only helps with waste, but it also helps your wallet too!
This is something I’m terrible at. I turn into the most unrealistic person at the grocery store. It’s almost like holding knickknacks or clothing around your home. Have you ever had that thought – “Oh, I’ll use that one day though!”. That’s a dangerous thought and very relatable to grocery shopping as well. Be realistic, don’t overbuy, and don’t buy something you “think you might use”.
Buy the misfit produce and avoid Food Wastage
This one is important. Our world has endured so much marketing that we are now wired to think that because a fruit or vegetable doesn’t look a certain way it must be bad. Try to break away from this thought and purchase any vegetables or fruits that are well, ugly. I promise – it won’t hurt you! and it also helps you to avoid Food Wastage.
Have a plan B
If you end up purchasing a product that you don’t use as planned, make sure you have a plan B and use that product up for something else! I mean I would hope you wouldn’t just throw the product away but you wouldn’t believe what people do these days without thinking. Don’t add to the statistics – decrease them!
Check back tomorrow for more tips on how to reduce Wastage within your home.