A Simple Idea to Reduce Food Waste

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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.

One third!

I know.

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.

Win win!

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

Have fun in the kitchen!

With love,
Jules x

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  • Dear Jules
    Since you already have diabetes, but intend to experiment with low carb diets, maybe you should be medically monitored so that you don’t go into insulin shock by reducing your carbs too much.
    I am not a diabetic so I don’t really know the details but I have read about curing diabetes through dieting/fasting and for diabetics this must be monitored. The books I read were by Jason Fung- you can easily find them online if you are interested.
    Because I was worried and my family all has diabetes, I followed Fung’s suggestions and then had an INSULIN TEST. The test runs on a scale of 2.5 – 10 and my result was 3, so I think the regime Fung suggests works.

    • Thanks for your concern Jan!

      It’s OK I’ve been eating low carb for over 5 years and it’s fine. I think the monitoring is really required for people on medication for their diabetes.

      Glad to hear you’ve had success with Dr Fung’s regieme.


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