It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great
No Friday Fridge this week. Rather I’ll cut to the chase.
Above is my food waste.
Almost an entire bag of carrots. Not yet a week old.
This is bad. Very bad.
But a common problem. This week it hasn’t been possible to turn the TV or radio on without listening to reports of how much food is going to waste in the UK.
If you follow this blog, you’ll know bagged salad gets me every time. Every time.
However generally, my wastage is minimal. And I attribute that mainly to meal planning.
(Spot the spelling mistake!)
The benefits, for me, to meal planning are :
- It saves time – No more wandering round the store with no direction, or wondering what to cook for dinner that night. No emergency trips to the store for ingredients you don’t have, or ad hoc dinners out due to lack of supplies.
- I save money – By only buying what we plan to eat and resisting impulse purchases, it saves money. There is no doubt. I also reduce costs by not throwing away unused foodstuffs.
- Less effort is exerted – Being disorganised requires more effort than being organised (in the long-run). You know what/when you are eating and can prep in advance. It requires less decision-making on a daily basis.
- My waste is reduced – It is estimated that in the UK 8.3m tonnes of food each year is thrown away by households. This equates to almost £700 a year of food waste for an average family.
Do you meal plan? What benefits does it bring to you?
(p.s if you want to check out some aesthetically pleasing planners click here)
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…and don’t forget to drop a link in the comments if you’ve blogged about it!
No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.