5 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste and Save Money

Have you ever wondered how you can reduce your food waste and save money? It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately…

Do you ever open your refrigerator at the end of the week and feel your mood going sour when you see how much food you’ll be throwing away?

Here’s how I try to keep my mood – and food – from souring. Each weekend, I:

Check our calendar to see how many meals we’ll be home forCheck the fridge to see what I need to use upPlan our meals, make a grocery list, and

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Let’s Start a New Trend Before the Holidays: National Clean Out the Freezer and Pantry Week!

Do you ever wonder how long your family could survive—or at least eat reasonably well—with the food you already have in the house?

Since the holidays are usually a time of much cooking, entertaining, and giving and receiving edible gifts, I think it makes sense to do a little kitchen clean out before all the mayhem (I mean fun…) begins next week. Then we can all start fresh in our kitchens for the holidays. 

So let’s start a new trend, shall we? National Clean Out the Freezer and

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Make It a Waste-Free Lunch Every Day of the Week!

Guest post by Kristen Quigley, 3greenmoms

Trash the trash this school year! At 3greenmoms we believe every day can be a waste-free day. School is back in session, and for parents, that means it’s time to start packing school lunches!

Don’t panic…we’ve laid out packing tips to make each day of the week waste-free. Check it out!

Make Your Own Monday

Teach your kids the importance of a waste-free lunch by having them pack their own. This is a great way to start the week and can set the

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6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Food

For your next date night, how does this sound?  A six-course meal at a place with lots of atmosphere.  But would you mind if the meal consisted of stale bread, bruised apples, and expired food?  Or how about if it’s served to you in a (cleaned-out) dumpster?  Sounds crazy, right?

I was in New York recently as part of an expert panel on food trends and was lucky enough to meet Josh Treuhaft, someone who, like me, cares deeply about our environment and preserving our natural resources. 

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