Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy. If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?
Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own. I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl. Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?
Ack. I bought some yummy looking nectarines last week, and of course they were still pretty hard when I bought them. So I let them sit out for a few days, and hence forgot about them, and when I checked on them on Wednesday two of them looked like this:
I salvaged the other two, and they were quite delicious, which makes me even more mad that the other two were wasted. Note to self: don’t forget about ripening fruit.
How about you? How much food do you waste each week? Join us in trying to create a food waste-free household!