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. The next time you open your refrigerator, consider this troubling statistic: According to the U.S. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food.

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I was blown away when they offered us the best of their food and drinks when we had only met them on the street for 15 minutes. I have decided that for this week, I will only be spending $2 a day on food.

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. According to this article, a family of four wastes about $600 worth of food a year.

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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How to Save Money by Downsizing

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Statistics released by the National Association of Home Builders show the average home size in the 1970s was 1400 square feet; in 2004, this had blown out to a whopping 2330 square feet, almost twice the size.

Why You Should Live Green

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In the studies that included them systematically, food and drink, transport and housing are consistently the most important areas – across both different studies and the different impact categories compared (global warming, acidification, photochemical ozone formation, and eutrophication).

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I don’t know about you, but that statistic makes me sad and I want to help change it! Articles Giant Food Store Coupon Matchups & DealsMeet Myrical – Take the Dove Self Esteem Quiz & Save $3 at Giant.

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What Is National Financial Literacy Month?

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Then you are not included in the statistics listed above. On March 28, 2012 the Senate passed Resolution 409 that officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month. Why do we need yet another officially designated day, week, month – we have so many!

Fight Hunger with Family Dollar & Feeding America

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16 million children live in food insecure households. Nearly half of all households needing assistance from food banks have an adult who is unemployed? These statistics amaze me and make me sad too! Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger every day?

Are You Heading for Financial Disaster?

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Statistics show that nearly one in two Americans are in serious financial problems due to their debt levels. When you buy everyday items with a credit card and then don’t pay off the full balance each month, you are buying very expensive food and gas.

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Free Kindle Books: Christmas 100 Recipes & More

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Statistically, Kat should not have been able to rise above her raisings, but she manages to triumph over violence, betrayal and ignorance to live a life that she had dared not dream. What better time to open your kitchen to your friends and family and prepare them tasty foods?

Are You Wasting Valuable Energy and Money?

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Do not leave the fridge door open any longer than you need to and use a microwave rather than an oven to heat small amounts of food. The savings from these minor changes alone could fuel 2 million new homes according to the latest government statistics!

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Needs vs. Wants

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It is food, so maybe a need. According to Statistic Brain 45.5 It seems like a straightforward lesson to teach, right? You either need it or you don’t.

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Why Did I Buy That!

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All those yummy food commercials use all kinds of methods to make the food look salivatingly good – from glued on seeds on the hamburger buns to soda loaded with antacid to make it bubbly. referrals, commercials showing others using the product or service, statistics showing how many use it, what kinds of people use it and etc all are forms of social proof. Have you ever made a purchase on the spur of the moment and later had a bad case of buyers remorse?

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Gooseberry Patch and Garfield the cat… it’s a match made in food heaven! An overprotective single mother of two, she is acutely aware of the statistical dangers lurking around every corner—which makes her snap decision to aid a stranded motorist wholly uncharacteristic.

A Year-Long Guide to Car Care for DIY Moms

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Double-check your emergency kit, and make sure you have road flares, tire sealant, extra money, a small gas can, water and storable food (like protein bars, MREs, etc.) Five people died of winter exposure in their cars in 2012, according to NOAA statistics.

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Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

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Discussing how it is easier to eat healthy when you have food stamps but once that is gone or you have “graduated” from the program, you can no longer eat as well. Hello and welcome to this week’s Yakezie carnival.

5 Easy & Healthy After School Snacks

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After a long busy day at school kids come home hungry and reaching for snacks, but as our current childhood obesity epidemic statistics show the snacks they have been grabbing may not be very good for them. You know your children and their particular tastes in foods.