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Momma Cuisine: Amazing Tips to Help Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen

It is really alarming knowing the fact that forty percent of food in the United States is out to waste, and there are millions of people dying of hunger and poverty every year. While it is true that we can’t necessarily control the food waste being thrown in restaurants, fast food chains, and grocery stores, we can definitely control the food waste happening in our home kitchens. In this article, we will help you reduce your food waste less than forty percent through the tips and tricks to help reduce food waste in your kitchen.

1. Do not waste your leftovers. Reusing your leftovers does not necessarily mean reheating the food through your microwave oven. Make simple dishes for your leftovers rather than microwaving it which can reduce the taste and texture of the food.

2. Remake your leftovers ideas. A good idea to experiment with your leftover grains and legumes include frying to make some butter, making a quinoa salad, or rice salad. You can also make an early morning fried rice for breakfast by adding peas, shredded carrots, bits of leftover ham, and tossing it with tamari or soy sauce. Have a delightful salad or soup by adding leftover grains and legumes. You can cook some patties with egg, herbs, and spices to be fried in a shallow pan. Leftover lentils can be spread with Mexican seasoning for a bean dip or fry it naturally.

3. Use your creativity and resourcefulness for leftover meats. Thin slices of beef, chicken or pork can make a delicious recipe for soups, salads, and sandwiches. You can make a simple lunch with a leftover cold roast beef from last night’s dinner, pairing it with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits.

4. Don’t ever waste your leftover oatmeal or cereal. You can make patties by adding a rice flour with egg and a dash of cinnamon.

5. It is best to organize your food leftovers. Place your leftovers in mason jars for a plastic-free option. Just make sure not to forget adding the date.

6. Keep your leftovers in the fridge in vacuum sealer roll. It is better to use transparent containers to store food in the fridge so you can easily what is inside and remember to make good new recipes with them.

7. Serving in small portions is best for children. Children are too overwhelmed if they are served too much so provide small portions for them to crave more.

8. Always have a food buying plan. More food means more food waste so avoid impulsive food buying. Create a list of ingredients for a particular week that will be good until your next supermarket shopping.

Momma Cuisine recommends you not to shop in bulk.