This week, our Frugal Friday series features some of our reader’s top tips for reducing food waste. Feel free to add your own!
Keep any kind of bread fresh longer buy popping it in the fridge. A half pan costs more per slice than a full loaf, but if you won’t use it before it gets moldy, just keep it in the fridge – you’ll get much longer out of it. Great for wraps, too.
Freeze leftovers, you might not feel like eating them the next day but you’ll be so delighted to find it in the freezer some night when you cannot be bothered cooking!
A recent offer in SuperValu enabled me to get 2 dinners and 8 afterschool lunches for my 6 year old. A chicken at €2.49 provided a roast dinner for 3; the left overs I used the following day in large vol-u-vents (with onion sauce& whatever you have in the fridge). I then used the bones to make fab homemade soup which my daughter loves and means I can HIDE numerous nutritious veg. I froze the soup into individual portions.
Have a ‘fridge night’ once a week, (or more often) where you make an effort to eat all the leftovers and odd things in the fridge. It means that you won’t be throwing out old food and it makes you get creative.