Momma Cuisine: Great Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen
About forty percent of food in the United States go to waste, which is very alarming because hunger and poverty rule in the other parts of the world. While we cannot necessarily control the waste occurring in restaurants and grocery stores, we can control the food waste occurring in our homes. In this article, we will help you reduce your food waste less than forty percent through the tips and tricks to help reduce food waste in your kitchen.
1. Do not waste your leftovers. You can reuse your leftovers by not only microwaving your last night’s dinner. You can make simple dishes out of your leftovers, like a different recipe, so don’t microwave food as it can reduce the texture and taste of food.
2. Remake your leftover techniques and ideas. You can fry to make some butter, make a quinoa salad, or rice salad for leftover grains and legumes. You can add peas to make fried rice, as well as shredded carrots, bits of leftover ham, and toss it with tamari or soy sauce. You will surely be delighted to add leftover grains and legumes to soups and salads. You can cook some patties with egg, herbs, and spices to be fried in a shallow pan. Add Mexican seasoning to leftover lentils to create a bean dip or just fry it up.
3. Be creative with your leftover meats. Thinly slice pork, beef, and chicken, and add them to sandwiches, soups, or salads. You can make a simple lunch with a leftover cold roast beef from last night’s dinner, pairing it with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits.
4. Don’t put your leftover oatmeal or cereal into the trash bin. You can make patties by adding a rice flour with egg and a dash of cinnamon.
It is a good idea being organized with your food leftovers. Be practical by placing your leftovers in mason jars, and label each jar using a marker on a masking tape. Just make sure not to forget adding the date.
6. Keep your leftovers in the fridge in vacuum sealer roll. Using transparent food containers to store leftover food is better so you can easily what is inside and remember to make good new recipes.
7. Prevent wasting of food by serving small portions for children. You will realize that serving small portions will make your child crave for more and ending up eating everything than wasting food.
8. Always have a plan when buying food. More unnecessary food, more food waste. It is best to create a list of enough ingredients you will need until your next supermarket day so no food is put to waste, saving you money at the same time.
Momma Cuisine recommends you not to shop in bulk.