Bio Blog - Festive Food, too good to waste!
by Vic Borrill, Director of the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
People don’t like to admit to wasting food, but it happens all year round and especially when the Christmas shopping frenzy means more food than usual has been bought.
Food waste prevention messages are the same all year round, and the payoff is more cash in your pocket come January, as well as a tasty way of doing something that prevents climate change.
1. Plan It
– use a handy planner
to work out how much to buy to get perfect portions.
Plus do you really like sprouts? (a quarter of the UK population say they ‘hate them’!)
2. Store Properly
– manage your fridge and freezer, by having an alternative (such as a cold entrance porch) to shoving in as much as possible!
Freeze food and keep it for later to avoid it being wasted – just about anything can be frozen
! There are also ways that you can store food plastic-free
3. Love Your Leftovers!
– get creative with what you get left with - the best option is those “once in a lifetime dishes”, where the ingredients are truly what is leftover and don’t require buying more food to make them.