The majority of families buy more food than they consume, and most of the time, these products go bad by the end of the week and are thrown out. Fortunately, there are several recipes to help you use food before it goes bad and if you still don’t know what to do, there is a miracle trick to almost never waste anything: freezing. Whether a vegetable is overripe, or you cook too much food for dinner, just freeze the rest to increase their shelf lives.
Here are my favorite ideas to avoid food waste:
- Bananas: Ultra-soft banana muffins or bananas frozen in pieces in my reusable Stasher bag for smoothies or nice cream!
- Carrots or celery: For a vegetable soup.
- Kale: For oven baked chips.
- Berries: For homemade jam.
- Tomatoes: For a spaghetti sauce.
- Apples: For an applesauce or a crumble.
- Lemon: For flavored water.
- Bread: For croutons or breadcrumbs.
- Avocados: Frozen pieces for smoothies or a hair mask.
- Spinach: cubes to freeze for smoothies.
If you want to be even more zero waste, you can even use you food scrap before composting them, I recommend the book Les Épluchures from Marie Cochard for a ton of inspiration. Here are my favorite ideas:
- Vegetable scrap: Store in the freezer to make a vegetable broth.
- Orange peels, grapefruit or lemon peels: For a home cleaner.
- Foliage of carrots: For an original pesto.
What do you do to avoid food waste?