Back to Basics|Saving in the Kitchen

Homemade Veggie BrothIf you have been to one of my meal planning classes you have heard the striking statistics

Each year the average family of four wastes.....

$2000.00 worth of food!

I don't know about you but my grocery budget for the WHOLE year is just a little over that.

Today I wanted to share with you a very simple but creative way to use every last drop of a product.

When we concentrate on using everything we buy the amount you save in waste will surprise you!

How do you eliminate waste? Here are my simple tips:

1. Create a meal plan, then create a grocery list for that meal plan, ONLY BUY WHAT'S ON THE LIST and try to use ingredients not hand first.

2. If you have leftovers EAT THEM! Pack them in lunches, eat the same dinner a couple times in the week or get creative and make a whole new meal out of them. Whatever you do, just don't toss them.

3. Find a use for it. You may think I am crazy but I don't even let my vegetable cuttings go to waste they go in a bag in my freezer. Once a month I add 6-8 cups of water, the cuttings of veggies from the freezer, garlic, onion, and salt/pepper to the slow cook. cook on low over night to make homemade vegetable broth. NOTHING SHOULD GET WASTED! Toss your about to expire fruit in a freezer bag and a couple days later toss it in the blender with some yogurt, milk or water, pb or cinnamon and you have a great smoothie!

Back to basics|Saving in the kitchen

What is the most creative way you have used leftovers in your home?

Get back to basics in the kitchen and learn how to reduce food waste with 5 simple tips
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