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?
It happened again. I made too many potatoes on Saturday. By Wednesday I knew they needed to be eaten or thrown out, so I tried to fry them up along with some eggs to give to the kids for breakfast. It’s like a breakfast skillet, right?
Nope. Carlie (who rarely eats eggs) ate most of the potatoes and some of the eggs. Maddie ate all the eggs and left the potatoes. Lizzie ate it all. No surprise there. But since these were dinner leftovers that my kids wouldn’t eat, I thought it counted as food waste.
Regardless, I’m happy that was all we had, and at least I made an attempt to eat it up.
(Notice I didn’t try to eat it myself. I can’t stand leftover potatoes — well, mashed are okay — so I can’t blame my kids for not eating them.)
How about you? How much food do you waste each week? Join us in trying to create a food waste-free household!