Whether you want to save money, are finding it hard to buy lots of items, or want to do your bit to help reduce landfill. Here are some tips that might help you save some of that food.
Cinnamon Apple Crisps
Making an apple crumble? Save the apple peels and turn them into a snack for later! Just sprinkle on a bit of sugar and cinnamon, put in one layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes on 140c. You have saved food waste and made a crunchy snack.
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Making butternut squash or roast pumpkin soup? Save those seeds! Pumpkin and squash seeds are full of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids, as well as high in protein. They make a satisfying snack when roasted with a little oil, salt and hot paprika.
Jam is a great easy way to use up fruits that might be a little past their best! Cook down your sad fruits with about 1/3 sugar - you can up this if your fruit is not very sweet such as blueberries or plums.
The Freezer Is Your Best Friend
As many students already know, your freezer is your best friend when it comes to saving on food waste. You might already freeze your bread but there are many things you might buy that you won't use every week. You can grate and store ginger, garlic and chillis in ice cube trays (just make sure your flatmates know and don't add them to their G&T). If you are a fan of fresh herbs they also keep really well in the freezer.
When you are cooking and shopping for only 1 or 2 people it can be hard to use up everything you buy as most people don't eat 20 carrots and 20 onions each week! If you plan your meals around what you already have left in your fridge you can make sure you are not only buying the right amount but also it might encourage you to try new recipes.