Meal Planning for Less Waste

Americans throw away a lot of food. Part of this is due to impulse purchases but also loosing items in cavernous refrigerators for weeks at a time. By the time you find the avocado in the back, it’s too late!

In order to tackle food waste, I’m going to change things up a bit. First, I’m using this fabulous app called: MealPlan

This not only allows you to map out the meals for the week, but also to build a shopping list. It offers a convenient way to scratch off what you do not need. So each week, I will plan out meals, check our food storage, shop accordingly, and stick to the plan to create less waste.

How About You?

Do you have a way to keep your food waste in check? Is it meal planning? How do you accomplish planning for meals? Or is your solution different? Let me know in the comments below!

A Year Later…

My family is still struggling with our kitchen. It is the number one producer of waste and work. I’ve not been satisfied with any solution thus far. I do believe that when we follow our meal planning, things run smoother and there is less waste. However, I’ve not made it into a habit.

Going forward, I will begin today in simplifying, reducing waste and chores and stuff, and establishing routines to keep this area of the house under control. I will be doing some research on how others are successful in this.

This is just an area I need to do a lot of revamping on before I can write on it!

Until next time, keep that talk walking!

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