Love Your Leftovers – Great Ideas to Avoid Food Waste

Today – love your leftovers


Could you learn to love your leftovers?

To avoid food waste really helps to be aware of what is in your store cupboards, fridge and freezer so do keep a good check on it. Move older items forward so they get used up first. I have on several occasions forgotten about something we have bought and it has just sat and spoiled at the back of the fridge. How sad. The average throwaway value of food in a family each month is roughly £50, what a waste.

Here are just 4 very easy love your leftovers ideas:

Lasagnas and fruit pies can use up all sorts of odds of vegetables and fruit that might otherwise need to be thrown away. Muffins and soup also really good options for using leftovers These are the kind of recipes that are perfect for kids to get involved with too as they involve stirring, scooping, rolling and throwing it all in.

So with just 4 basic recipes you can put an end to most food waste. Here are a few useful cookbooks on the subject


Love your leftovers On the bookshelf

The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well with Leftovers [Paperback] Kate Colquhoun

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Love Your Leftovers (Cookery) [Hardcover]


Love Your Leftovers (Cookery)


The best website on this subject of reducing food waste is Love food: Hate waste which also contains loads of great storage tips.

Do you love your leftovers? What have you used your leftovers for this week?


if you have enjoyed this post  you might also enjoy my post on portion sizes and food waste


Further reading

You might also like to read this post on frugal food …

Food storage tips

Cut down on what you are spending on food

frugal food thoughts

Save on food shopping

The best ways to save money on food



1 Comment

  1. April 10, 2012 / 07:59

    Oh definatley…. Im a great fan of leftover soup. Even though theres five of us theres generally a 6th portion of dinner left…. whiiiiich makes a lovely lunch the next day.

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