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Momma Cuisine: Great Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen

The fact is that forty percent of food cooked and prepared in the United States are not consumed and are put to waste, which is really alarming and depressing because hunger and poverty rule in the other parts of the world. While it is true that we can’t necessarily control the food waste thrown in restaurants and grocery stores, we can definitely control the food waste occurring in our homes. In this article, we will help you reduce your food waste down to forty percent through these tips and tricks for reducing waste in your kitchen.

1. It is a good idea reusing your leftovers. Reusing your leftovers does not necessarily mean reheating the food through your microwave oven. You can make simple dishes out of your leftovers, like a different recipe, so don’t microwave food as it can reduce the texture and taste of food.

2. Remake your leftovers 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. Use your creativity and resourcefulness for leftover meats. Thin slices of beef, chicken or pork can make a delicious recipe for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Nothing can beat a cold roast beef served with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits for a simple lunch.

4. Never waste your leftover cereal or oatmeal. Add honey, a dash of cinnamon, eggs, and rice flour to make some patties.

5. Be organized with your leftovers. Be practical by placing your leftovers in mason jars, and label each jar using a marker on a masking tape. Do not forget to add the date.

6. Keep your leftovers in the fridge in vacuum sealer roll. Use transparent containers to see the food inside because if you don’t see them, the food will likely go to waste.

7. One of the best ways to avoid food waste is serving small portions of food to children. Children are too overwhelmed if they are served too much so provide small portions for them to crave more.

8. Always have a plan when buying food. More unnecessary food, more food waste. 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.


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