24 Aug '12, 3pm

How much food do you waste? Terrible: We toss 40% of our food. Here are 19+ great tips to curb that waste.

The website Shelf Life Advice looks very helpful in the fight against food waste. It has lots of handy tips on how long foods are good for, storing foods to give them a longer life, and more. Store leftovers safely: Properly storing our leftovers will preserve them safely for future meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that hot foods be left out for no more than two hours. Store leftovers in smaller, individually sized containers, making them more convenient to grab for a quick meal rather than being passed over and eventually wasted. Put a container in your freezer to make leftover soup. Throw the odds and ends of vegetables, pastas, rice, beans and other things you might put in a soup. When you’ve got a substantial amount — make a one-of-a-kind soup by adding some organic chicken or vegetable broth and some seasonings. You’ll end up with something interes...

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