How to Avoid Food Waste Near-Misses

The Frugal Girl

Some of the most thrilling moments in my fight against food waste have come in the form of creative rescues. But honestly, the best (and less flashy) way of avoiding food waste doesn’t involve swooping in at the last moment with a dramatic save. Store food properly.

Day 16: How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen

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Day 16 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Avoid Food Waste. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen.

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4 Quick Tips to Cut Down on Food Waste

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There are countless causes of food waste, but the effects may be less well known. Wasted food can consume a good chunk of your budget, and it’s harmful to the environment. Buying too much food can be a surefire recipe for creating food waste.

How to make berries, broccoli, and bananas last longer

The Frugal Girl

Since I’m always trying to reduce the food waste at my house, I tried out a couple of food storage methods and I’m here to report on how that went. Food WasteSome years ago, I wrote about how to make broccoli, strawberries, and bananas last longer.

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How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

I find it helpful to physically open the doors of my food cabinets and refrigerator and stare in them while I think about what I need to buy. A week is a manageable amount of time to consider your food use, and then you can just multiply that based on how long you want to stay out of a store.

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I think my odds and ends are all gone!

The Frugal Girl

And what better way to do that than to eat the food I already have? Food WasteI’ve been doing a freezer challenge for the last few weeks, mainly inspired by wanting to stay out of the grocery stores as much as possible.

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Freezer challenge | Why do I have four bags of bread?

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If you’re new here: since we’re all trying to minimize our grocery shopping, my readers and I are busy trying to take advantage of the food we’ve already got in our freezers. Food Waste

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From Garbage to Gourmet: Prevent Food Waste and Create Delicious Food

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American households throw away 25% of the food that we purchase - and it's not just bread heels and moldy leftovers. There's a whole host of edible things that we automatically throw away that can be used to make delicious food!

Freezer challenge, anyone?

The Frugal Girl

Almost all of us have a stash of random food hiding out in our freezers (doubly true for those of us with chest freezers!), This perfectly good food to freezer burn, uneaten. Are you going to work on eating up your frozen food with me this week? Food Waste

Worried about rising grocery prices? This can help.

The Frugal Girl

eat good food. Eat foods that are always relatively cheap. If food prices rise 5% across the board, that 5% increase will feel much worse on steak than on cornmeal. (In Stop wasting food. Most of us are throwing away a lot of food that could have been eaten.

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Q&A | share an embarrassing frugal habit!

The Frugal Girl

One thing that comes to mind is my willingness to work with food that others might throw away. I know people throw away food like this out of an abundance of caution, and they probably would look at me in horror. And food waste is money waste!

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Things You Can Freeze & More Great Tips!

For the Mommas

There are simple guidelines you can follow to help you reduce your food waste, make your money go further and keep food fresher longer. Foods you can freeze : Cooked pasta. Foods you shouldn’t freeze : Milk – it becomes lumpy once thawed (but this can be OK for cooking). Deep-fried food – after defrosting, the crispy coating will turn to mush. Things You Can Freeze & More Great Tips!

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Clean Your Refrigerator | Weekly Decluttering Challenge

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Last week, we cleaned and organized our pantry and food cupboards and this week, we’re going to focus on our refrigerator and freezer. By keeping our kitchens organized, menu planning will be much easier, we’ll reduce our food waste, and we’ll be less likely to buy duplicates.

Recyclebank: 180 Free Recyclebank Points

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Tons of stuff gets wasted at lunch, and your money is just the start. Reduce your food waste. Learn what you can do about it at Recyclebank and earn 150 points! Earn 30 points when you visit Recyclebank to check out our tips on kitchen creativity and smarter shopping.

8 Menu Planning Tips

The Frugal Girl

Using up the food I have is almost always the cheapest option, so I try to take a quick inventory to see what needs to be incorporated into the menu plan. If I plan a menu: I don’t buy unnecessary food at the grocery store (less money spent, less food wasted).

Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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This is a great way to reduce food waste, add great nutrients to your garden/yard soil, and save on fertilizer! Check out how to create your own worm composting bin. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Please send me an email !

Want a Month of Free Groceries? Stop Wasting Food | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Eating leftovers is one of my tenets of saving money in the kitchen but I am even guilty of wasting food at times. I started wondering how much money I am actually wasting when I throw food away. 600 is what many Americans spend on food each month.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 12.14.18

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My family was not thrilled, but we need to reduce our food waste. Did you know you can save hundreds of dollars by reducing your food waste?!?! Here’s a peek at what we ate this week on our budget.

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5 Cooking Basics eBooks for Just $7.40

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This week''s bundle takes you back to the basics with 5 cooking resources to help you meal plan, create your own recipes, make homemade condiments and reduce waste. Disclosure - This post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you.

RecycleBank: Earn 180 New Points!

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Learn about reducing lunch waste to get 150 points. Learn about reducing food waste. RecycleBank has a new opportunity to Earn 180 Points! Here’s how: Sign up with RecycleBank Click on “Earn 150 Points” in the image above. Click on “Earn 30 Points” in the image below.

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Ways to Have a Green Christmas

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Not only are consumers in a mania to get their kids a whole bunch of poorly made, plastic toys manufactured in plants that pump a ridiculous amount of chemicals into the air, but also, households ramp up their carbon footprints by using more water, cleaning products, electricity, and not to mention all of the food that is purchased, cooked, and wasted. Food Waste Doesn’t Have to Be Inevitable.

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Eat less, waste less, save money on food

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Then I hear a news item about food waste in Britain… Apparently we waste an average of £480 worth of food per household every year. Food & Drink how to eat less save money on food

RecycleBank: Earn 30 New Points!

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Check out GE’s video, quiz, and pledge about minimizing food waste. RecycleBank has a new opportunity to Earn 30 Points! Here’s how: Sign up with RecycleBank. Click on the “Enter Now” tab in the image above.

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Amazon Deal of the Day: 63% Off on Garbage Disposer

For the Mommas

It’s three grind stages quickly grind virtually any food waste. Amazon Deal – Garbage Disposer. Nor your neighbors won’t be bothered when your garbage disposal is at work.

Save Money by Freezing – Tips for Quality Freezing

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When not saving money, she is usually spending it on food for her two greyhounds and two cats. Many figures show that Americans waste nearly one third of their food each year (the statistics are similar for the U.K. Freezing food is easy to do.

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RecycleBank: Earn 25 New Points!

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Click on “Get Started” to learn about the impact of food waste and take the quiz. RecycleBank has a new opportunity to Earn 25 Points! Here’s how: Sign up with RecycleBank Click on “Earn 25 Points” in the image above.

How to Slash your Grocery Spending in 31 Days

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It is totally possible to eat your favorite foods within a grocery budget. Day 16 How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen. Day 24: How to Save on Organic Food. Need to find some wiggle room in your budget? Is an unexpected expense threatening your bank account?

Savings Tip: Have a Few Meatless Meals Every Week

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Reducing food waste can save you even more money. Omitting meat from one or more meals each week can save you money.

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7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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Our consumer-driven society is one that results in a great deal of waste. From food waste to packaging to disposable items, there are a lot of resources being used by humans. This consumption of resources — and the waste it produces — is not sustainable.

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Composting for Beginners

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Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste. I love dumping buckets full of organic waste into our homemade bin.

45 New Recyclebank Points (Earn Discounts, Gift Cards and More)

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Learn a few ways to cut down on food waste. There are 3 new ways to earn Recyclebank points for a total of 45 points. These are easy to earn and collect points to cash in for coupons, discounts or gift cards! Have old electronics sitting around the house?

Grocery Budget Challenge | January Meeting

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We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house. By keeping our kitchens organized, menu planning will be much easier, we’ll reduce our food waste, and we’ll be less likely to buy duplicates.

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Weekly Meal Plans

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We each received a set number of food points to use each week. We tried making meal plans for two week periods before going shopping, but that led to some food waste since we are sometimes hit with specific cravings and ignore the plan willy-nilly.

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Keeping the Christmas Dinner Costs and Waste Down

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Being that there are only two of us in our household, we never use up bulk groceries before they go bad, making it a wasteful endeavour. This allows us to cash in on the savings without watching our money go in the garbage by food waste.

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Learning How to Eat Sustainably

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Because the production of food has such a large carbon footprint, learning to eat sustainably is a great way to limit your impact on the earth. Reduce Waste. Millions of tones of food are thrown away in western countries every year. Eat Organic Food .

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How to Save Money on Groceries

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of Agriculture, a US family of 4 discards around $1500 a year on food waste. Imagine saving your family’s budget $1500 a year just by being more aware of your food waste and taking action to stop it. Stock up on Seasonal Foods/Meats. Save Big on Organic Foods.

Four Easy Ways to Save on Basic Necessities

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The American culture is wrought with excessive spending so it is no surprise that the typical household overspends on necessities such as food, gas, utilities, and phone usage. How to Save Money on Food. You cannot avoid spending money on food.

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Christmas Savings Club | August Meeting

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You''ll avoid all sorts of duplicate purchases and reduce food waste too. Happy 4 months til Christmas! On the 25th of every month from January to November in 2013, I''m holding a virtual meeting for the Christmas Savings Club.

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New 180 Recyclebank points Available!

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Tons of stuff gets wasted at lunch, and your money is just the start. Then head over and learn about food waste to get another 30 points. There are 180 new Recycle bank points available! Learn what you can do about it at Recyclebank and earn 150 points!

How to Be Green and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Here’s some top ideas to save you money and ease your conscience: Waste Less Food. It’s amazing how much food we waste in the Western world. It’s both wasteful and costly! This is another big waste in Western culture.

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P.E.P. for Week of January 10-14/11-Seeking Balance Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Money Crashers shares with us 7 Ways to Reduce Food Waste- Freezing Food and Making Leftover Recipes. Well, I don’t know about you but this week has felt very long and tiring. Both my husband and I have been feeling quite tired this week.

Vegetable Frittata with Broccoli and Sausage

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I’m incredibly passionate about food waste , and frittatas are one of my favorite ways to use up produce and leftovers! Pinterest. Email. Twitter. Facebook. Reddit.

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FREE Magazine Subscriptions: In Style, People Style Watch + More

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Learn How to Prevent Food Waste at Home – 30 points. Right now there are two new magazine offers available from Recyclebank. Get a subscription to In Style Magazine for 244 points or a subscription to People Style Watch for 274 points.