So this is what I am going to do.
I am going to plan out my meals for the week using my menu planner which creates my shopping list – something I have been doing, but had let slip recently.
This way I will only buy what I need, in the quantities needed. It will also make life easier as I know what is for dinner each night. I can plan for those busy activity nights when preparation and cooking time is limited and I can even make a double batch to put int freezer for use at a later date.
I am going to use more local produce, and I mean close to home local.
I have a freezer with lamb and beef from a friends’ farm – the taste and quality cannot be beaten and I know they have treated these animals well and not used unnecessary medicines/antibiotics. By planning my meals for the week, I can ensure the meat is defrosted ready to use.
I also have a vegetable patch starting to flourish with crops of pak choy, broccoli, peas, spring onions, leeks, herbs, citrus. The ultimate in garden to plate – produce at its best and freshest. Why would I not want to maximise my crop and use it at its best?
With a little bit of planning I can achieve these things.
With a little planning we can all do more to minimise food wastage.
What can you change to make a difference in your life?