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Momma Cuisine: Great Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen

About forty percent of food in the United States go to waste, which is very alarming because hunger and poverty rule in the other parts of the world. While we cannot necessarily control the waste occurring in restaurants and grocery stores, we can control the food waste occurring in our homes. In this article, allow us to help you through tips and tricks for reducing food waste in your kitchen.

1. It is a good idea reusing your leftovers. Reusing your leftovers does not necessarily mean reheating the food through your microwave oven. It is not a good idea microwaving your leftovers because it will just overcook the food and the food loses its texture.

2. Remake your leftover techniques and ideas. You can fry to make some butter, make a quinoa salad, or rice salad for leftover grains and legumes. You can also make an early morning fried rice for breakfast by adding peas, shredded carrots, bits of leftover ham, and tossing it with tamari or soy sauce. You will surely be delighted to add leftover grains and legumes to soups and salads. Fry your unique recipe of grain and legumes patties with egg, herbs, and spices in a shallow pan. Leftover lentils can be spread with Mexican seasoning for a bean dip or fry it naturally.

3. Be creative with your leftover meats. These can be added to soups, sandwiches, and salads. Nothing can beat a cold roast beef served with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits for a simple lunch.

4. Don’t ever waste your leftover oatmeal or cereal. Make a simple snack for your kids by adding rice flour, eggs, honey, and a dash of cinnamon to make some patties.

5. It is best to organize your food leftovers. Organize your leftovers by placing your leftover in mason jars, a plastic-free alternative, and then add labels using a masking tape and marker. Just make sure not to forget adding the date.

6. Store your leftovers in the fridge. Use transparent containers to see the food inside because if you don’t see them, the food will likely go to waste.

7. Serving in small portions is best for children. You will realize that serving small portions will make your child crave for more and ending up eating everything than wasting food.

8. Always have a food buying plan. More unnecessary food, more food waste. Create a list of ingredients for a particular week that will be good until your next supermarket shopping.

Meal planning is very important and Momma Cuisine highly advise not to shop in bulk, so check here for more information.