One thing I really hate is wasting food.
Especially since I’ve discovered from the guys at Oz Harvest that 1/3 of the worlds food production is wasted.
I’m OK when it comes to not wasting the ingredients I buy.
However, there are plenty of little bits of food left on my plate (and the boys) that usually get fed to the chooks.
So I started keeping a Mason-style jar of ‘random bites’ in the fridge to save these little morsels.
And challenged myself to use my ‘random jar’ first when building my Abundance Bowls for lunches and dinners.
And you know what?
There hasn’t been a single time when something has tasted bad.
Plenty of times when I’ve thought ‘I’m not sure this will go together…’.
But not once have I had to ‘force’ myself to eat something icky.
In fact they’ve been really delicious.
And even better, it feels like we’re using significantly less food.
Which means less shopping.
If you’d like to try this for yourself, it’s super easy.
Just save any random bites in a Mason jar / any jar / container and use them in your next meal.
And let me know what you find in the comments below!
I’d love to hear from you :)
More on reducing food waste
- 3 Steps to Avoiding Wasted Ingredients
- A Simple (and Incredibly Tasty) Way to Use Up Leftovers
- What to Do with Leftover Ingredients
- reduce. reuse. recycle. how the 3Rs can help you with the washing up
- An insiders guide to use-by dates
Have fun in the kitchen!