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 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. You may reuse 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. You can fry leftover lentils and add Mexican seasoning.
3. Be creative with your leftover meats. Thinly slice pork, beef, and chicken, and add them to sandwiches, soups, or salads. For a simple lunch, you can pair your leftover cold roast beef served with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits.
4. Don’t ever waste your leftover oatmeal or cereal. You can make patties by adding a rice flour with egg and a dash of cinnamon.
5. It is best to organize your food leftovers. Be practical by placing your leftovers in mason jars, and label each jar using a marker on a masking tape. Don’t forget to place the date.
Store your food leftovers on the refrigerator in vacuum sealer roll containers. Use transparent containers to see the food inside because if you don’t see them, the food will likely go to waste.
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 food buying plan. More food means more food waste so avoid impulsive food buying. 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.