No more wasting! The carbon footprint left by wasted food is astonishing. Statistics show that over 25% of food globally produced goes uneaten. Here are some steps you can take to be more mindful.
First, look at what you’re tossing out. This will give you an idea of what you’re over-buying. Shop small. Buying in bulk may seem cost efficient, but produce and meat go bad quickly.
Second, make use of all that you’re buying. Parts you are tossing out can be great additions to your everyday meal.
- Saute mushroom stems and spread on slices of toast for a simple crostini.
- Use leftover herb stems and unused bones to make a stock.
- Not eating the whole vegetable? Pickle the rest. Broccoli and celery stems are delicious pickled and add brightness to any dish.