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5 top tips to reduce food waste and save money

Most households could save up to £60 a month just by saving food. Throwing food away is not only a waste of money, but bad for the environment. So what can you do to reduce your food waste?

1.Get familiar with your fridge and friendly with your freezer

Regularly check ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates in your fridge to save things from the bin.

2.Store cupboard savvy

Keep your store cupboard and freezer well-stocked with canned, dried and frozen goods, pulses, pastas and sauces so you can always rustle up a delicious dinner from leftovers.

3.Getting your portions right

Are you getting your portions right? Most of what we can’t eat goes straight in the bin.

4.Lovely leftovers

If you have some dinner left in the pan, put it in a freezer bag and pop it in the freezer as a ‘ready meal’ for one.

5.Planning your meals

Start by checking your fridge, freezer and cupboards and ask yourself what you really need. Then write a list before you go shopping so you won’t buy things you already have.

For more information about how you and your family can reduce food waste visit the Love Food Hate Waste website at