Home Saving money on groceries
you wasting too much of your food?
Did you know that
the average family tosses 10-20% of all the food they buy?
This is because the food is left to spoil in the refrigerator
or has gone past the expiry date. The other reason is because
too much food is cooked for a meal and the leftovers are never
What can you do?
First, only buy as much fruits and vegetables as your family
will eat before it spoils. If you end up with fruit or vegetables
that you won't be eaten in time, make sure you freeze any
that you can.
When you buy products
with an expiry date, whether milk, sour cream or fresh juice,
make sure that you are buying it with the furthest away expiry
date as possible. You might need to reach right to the back
of the dairy case in order to get the ones with the latest
date. But this means that the sour cream you only use occasionally
will last for a longer time in your refrigerator and won't
have to be thrown away as soon.
If you end up
with leftovers, see what you can freeze for a meal later in
the coming weeks. Your family might not want lasagna two nights
in a row, but if you freeze the leftovers and serve it again
in two weeks, your family will be happy and you won't have
any wasted food.
Be sure to check
our freezer cooking
section for more on freezing leftovers as well as fruits