Social distancing is keeping everyone at home these days so we’re all buying a little more at the grocery store. That’s especially true if you have little ones in constant need of a snack! While we encourage everyone to limit trips to the grocery store to reduce the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, we recognize stockpiling food can contribute to food waste. When shoppers stock up to feed their family there can be a great deal of unintentional food waste. Here are a few quick tips to help make the most of your supplies:
- Eat your perishable foods first. Make it a priority to finish up fruits, veggies, milk, bread, and eggs before tapping in to more shelf stable foods.
- Freeze it for later. Many foods can be frozen to prolong their usefulness. Try this with breads, meat, and produce.
- Eat Leftovers. If you have leftovers from dinner, have them for lunch the next day instead of letting them spoil in the back of your fridge. As an alternative for leftover haters, only prepare portions you know your family can eat in one meal.
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