Momma Cuisine: Best 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 it is true that we can’t necessarily control the food waste thrown in restaurants and grocery stores, we can definitely 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. It is a good idea reusing your leftovers. Reusing your leftovers does not necessarily mean reheating the food through your microwave oven. Make simple dishes for your leftovers rather than microwaving it which can reduce the taste and texture of the food.
2. Remake your leftover techniques and ideas. For leftover grains and legumes, you can make a quinoa salad, rice salad, or fry it to make some butter. 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. Have a delightful salad or soup by adding leftover grains and legumes. Grain patties can be made by adding a little arrowroot powder, herbs, and egg to be fried in a shallow pan. Add Mexican seasoning to leftover lentils to create a bean dip or just fry it up.
3. Use your creativity and resourcefulness for leftover meats. Thin slices of beef, chicken or pork can make a delicious recipe for soups, salads, and sandwiches. 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. Add honey, a dash of cinnamon, eggs, and rice flour to make some patties.
It is a good idea being organized with your food leftovers. Organize your leftovers by placing your leftover in mason jars, a plastic-free alternative, and then add labels using a masking tape and marker. Just make sure not to forget adding the date.
6. Keep your leftovers in the fridge in vacuum sealer roll. It is better to use transparent containers to store food in the fridge so you can easily what is inside and remember to make good new recipes with them.
7. Serving in small portions is best for children. Children are too overwhelmed if they are served too much so provide small portions for them to crave more.
8. Have a food shopping plan. 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.