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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, we will help you reduce your food waste down to forty percent through these tips and tricks for reducing waste in your kitchen.

1. You may reuse your leftovers. You can reuse your leftovers by not only microwaving your last night’s dinner. 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 leftovers ideas. For leftover grains and legumes, you can make a quinoa salad, rice salad, or fry it to make some butter. 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. Have a delightful salad or soup by adding leftover grains and legumes. You can cook some patties with egg, herbs, and spices to be fried in a shallow pan. You can fry leftover lentils and add Mexican seasoning.

3. Be creative with your leftover meats. These can be added to soups, sandwiches, and salads. You can make a simple lunch with a leftover cold roast beef from last night’s dinner, pairing it with mustard to dip and homemade biscuits.

4. Don’t ever waste your leftover oatmeal or cereal. You can make patties by adding a rice flour with egg and a dash of cinnamon.

It is a good idea being organized with 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. Do not forget to add the date.

6. Keep your leftovers in the fridge in vacuum sealer roll. It is better to use transparent containers to store food in the fridge so you can easily what is inside and remember to make good new recipes with them.

7. Prevent wasting of food by serving small portions for children. Children who are served with one huge serving of food tend to be overwhelmed and ending wasting food, so it is best to have multiple servings instead.

8. Always have a plan when buying food. More unnecessary food, more food waste. It is best to make a list of your needed ingredients that is enough for your next grocery day.

Momma Cuisine recommends you not to shop in bulk.