Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign is on a mission to help Swadlincote folk get more from their food shopping.
But it seems you lot already know a thing or two about making ingredients go further.
The pioneering scheme aims to reduce waste while helping people cut an average of £350 from their annual food bills. We hit the streets to gather some top tips on stretching the contents of our cupboards. From ice lollies made from overripe fruit, to re-organising your fridge, here are some of the best ideas from locals:
Don’t just throw things out when they hit their best before date. Cook or freeze items to prolong their life.
Batch bake cottage pies and lasagnes then freeze leftover portions instead of throwing them away.
Freeze loaves of bread and only take out the slices you need.
A Stevens, Swadlincote
Use unsightly or overripe fruit in smoothies or ice lollies.
Donate unused produce to food banks.
Stock your cupboards and fridge with older items at the front to remind you to use them first.
Nicola, Castle Gresley
Freeze unused egg yolks from meringue to use at a later date.
Plan your meals at the start of each week. More preparation means less waste.
Chop and freeze on-the-turn onions and garlic to cook with at another time.
Try not to shop when you’re hungry as you’re more likely to overbuy.
F Harler, Swadlincote
Grate stale bread and dry the crumbs in the oven, then freeze to use when needed.
Freeze any herbs you’re unlikely to use.
Main image via Unsplash: Marc Fulgar
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