Keep A Log Of The Food You Throw Away

It's easy to overshop and buy too much food at the superwarket. That excess food ends up getting thrown out, and subsequently you end up wasting money. If this happens to you a lot, health blog Greatist suggests keeping a log of your wasted food for a week.

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The goal here is two-fold. First off, you can get an idea of what you're actually eating so you can shop more efficiently. Secondly, you track how much you eat and your behaviour so you know when it's better to freeze a meal:

Designate a week in which you write down everything you throw out on a regular basis. Tossing half a loaf of bread each week? Maybe it's time to start freezing half that loaf the moment you buy it so it doesn't go stale before you're able to eat it.

Wasting food is easy to fight against, but you have to know what you really use. Keeping a log for a week or two is one way simple way to track that. Head over to Greatist for a few more tips on cutting down on food waste.

29 Smart and Easy Tips to Reduce Food Waste [Greatist]


    I never overbuy at the superwarket.

    I do however sometimes buy too much at the supermarket...

    My wife and I are listing all the meals for the week. That way, we know what we'll be eating, save money (as we do not overbuy) and do not throw away food :)

    I throw away a lot of fresh vegetables because the stuff simply doesn't last very long. When I was a youngster my parents would buy fresh food once a week at the market and it never went off in a week and yet now, what with all our improved technology food lasts a much shorter time. I live in the country and cannot go the supermarket every day.

    It has become obvious to me that the food being sold to me is old by the time I get it. That's why so much is thrown out in Australia.

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