It's shocking how many households waste perfectly good food for one reason or another. Let us show you how apps can reduce the amount of food you waste and help you save money.
How many times have you gone through the refrigerator only to find something in there that was forgotten? Or you went shopping and bought a bunch of canned goods only to get home and start putting them away to find you had 10 cans of corn already? Canned foods aren't a big deal, because it takes a long time before canned food goes bad. But if you buy too much bread and don't use it, you could wind up with tough or moldy bread. Making a shopping list is a good start, but there are more things you can do to reduce food waste, and we'll show you how.
So, the first thing you should do to help you with reducing food waste is to go through your cupboards and fridge and take inventory of what you have. See what kind of canned goods you have, your dry goods like rice and cereal and make note of the number and their expiration dates. A good inventory app and an app that will remind you when food is going to expire will help you keep track. As you use the items, like you cook a can of peas, update your inventory. This way you will always know what you have. This will help you save money and be productive.
For instance, once you know exactly what you have in your cupboards, you discover you have countless cans of vegetables, it's time to get out the trusty crockpot. There's no better way to use up lots of veggies than with yummy soups or stews. Plus, soups and stews are great to prep and freeze. Don't have any containers? If you have Amazon Prime, you can order some containers that go right from the freezer to the microwave. Just think, you won't have to buy lunches for a while because you'll have a freezer full of healthy homemade soups and stews. Looking for some new recipes? We recommend Tastely as one of our favorite apps. This will let you reduce your inventory and be creative, too.
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