One tip is to think double duty. Planning a taco night? Think about other ways to use those tortillas. Asian salad wraps, perhaps? Ingredients sometimes come in larger portions than we need. If you plan a second meal around them,
I find it difficult to meal plan because of the lack of time. I wish that someone could buy the produce and cut the veggies and clean the kitchen for me!
We feel your pain! One thing that could work is to cook and freeze on a weekend afternoon. Soups, stews, casseroles and lasagna can all be made in large batches and then frozen and defrosted when you need a quick
If you love to cook freestyle, but still want to avoid wasting food, our top tip is to start with your refrigerator. See what needs to be used up and then think of a meal to make with those items.
I try to do meal planning for the week every Sunday. But, I find I keep turning to the same 10 or 12 recipes, which can make things boring.
One way to plan your meals but still allow for some creativity is to use building blocks. Pick two types of protein, one or two grains and a vegetable medley to make at the beginning of the week and incorporate
Cutting lettuce with a metal knife can cause lettuce to brown faster than using a plastic knife. I recommend tearing lettuce by hand.
Visit your local farmer's market or a grocery store with zero-waste principles that sells loose produce or bulk foods. Keep some cloth or mesh produce bags, large glass jars, and reusable containers with you, and fill these instead of plastic