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When you step into the supermarket and pack your trolley with groceries for the week, you most likely have the intention of eating every single crumb. If you’ve spent what feels like an arm and a leg on food, you don’t want to waste even a forkful, especially as food prices (along with everything else) have skyrocketed in recent months. Sigh.
But here’s the thing. Sometimes bread goes stale, veggies go mushy, and meat goes a funny colour, all before you’ve had the chance to eat it. And other times, your leftovers lurk forgotten in the fridge and end up being chucked away instead of eaten. We’ve all been there; you save that second portion, certain you’ll get to it, then discover it two weeks later hiding behind your pickle jar.
By reducing how much you throw away, you can save yourself money as well as food. And reducing your waste isn’t as difficult as you might think. To give you the kickstart you need, we’ve rounded up our favourite food hacks here.