Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste (and Save a Ton of Money)

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.
 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste (and Save a Ton of Money)

Sofrito Lovers,

I love saving money, especially when buying groceries!  I'm constantly trying to lower the cost of my groceries without sacrificing quality and not wasting food.  The article posted below from, Woman's Day, has an excellent list of suggestions on how you can save money and reduce food waste.

I'm going to put several of these suggestions into action immediately, such as: Preparing meals in advance, subscribing to a delivery service, eating more leftovers, and storing fresh foods properly.  I'm excited to keep track of the money I save and putting that cash to good use, like eating our more!

Check out this great article and ¡Buen Provecho!

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste (and Save a Ton of Money)

Put money back in your pocket with these easy adjustments.
By Diane MacEachern
May 16, 2016

If you were on your way to spend $100 at the grocery store, would you stop and just throw $20 or $30 out on the street? Of course not! Yet, because most people waste about 30 percent of the food they buy, that's effectively what's happening. In fact, a four-person family loses $1,500 a year on wasted food, says the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The good news is, food waste isn't inevitable. In fact, you can cut the amount of food (and money) you squander almost to zero by making a few simple changes in how you buy, store and eat food. We've pulled together some of the easiest adjustments to make:
1. Buy Less: Sure, it's obvious, but even if an overstocked fridge and a bulging pantry makes you feel prepared for anything, it's actually costing you a lot of money. Of course, it's great to take advantage of 2-for-1 sales and items like that jumbo bag of bargain-priced spinach. But if you can't eat it all before it goes bad, why buy it in the first place? When it comes to perishable food, buy what you reasonably expect to eat for the next four or five days, not the next month. Bonus: Buying too much food can cause a lot of stress when it comes to figuring out how to store it all once you get home. When you buy less, you'll cut clutter and find more peace of mind!

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