Momma Cuisine: Great Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen
The fact is that forty percent of food cooked and prepared in the United States are not consumed and are put to waste, which is really alarming and depressing 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, allow us to help you through tips and tricks for reducing food waste in your kitchen.
1. Do not waste your leftovers. It doesn’t mean that you just have to reheat it and eat the next meal. It is not a good idea microwaving your leftovers because it will just overcook the food and the food loses its texture.
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 some peas, shredded carrots, bits of leftover ham, and tossing it with oyster sauce or soy sauce to make breakfast fried rice. 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. Leftover lentils can be spread with Mexican seasoning for a bean dip or fry it naturally.
You can do great recipes with leftover meats. Thin slices of beef, chicken or pork can make a delicious recipe for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Nothing can beat a cold roast beef served with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits for a simple lunch.
4. Never waste your leftover cereal or oatmeal. Add honey, a dash of cinnamon, eggs, and rice flour to make some patties.
5. It is best to organize your food leftovers. Place your leftovers in mason jars for a plastic-free option. Just make sure not to forget adding the date.
Store your food leftovers on the refrigerator in vacuum sealer roll containers. 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. One of the best ways to avoid food waste is serving small portions of food to 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. Create a list of ingredients for a particular week that will be good until your next supermarket shopping.
Momma Cuisine recommends you not to shop in bulk.