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Reducing Food Wate - TIP 2

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It's day 2 of APDO's National Organising Week. This week we're focusing on reducing food waste and loving your leftovers.

My 2nd tip this week is being a smarter shopper. How many of us just wing it once they get to the supermarket? Or make a list and then fail to stick to it or remember to take it with us when we go to the supermarket?! My biggest fail here is not actually checking in the cupboard or freezer before I make the list, and I then find out that I already have a bag or tin of what I need already...

My top tips for smarter food shopping are:

*Make a list...and stick to it! I use a very handy list app called Wunderlist for this - I can share list with my other half (guess which items he added in the photo below)
*Check your store cupboard, fridge and freezer before you shop to check what you actually need
*Don't be tempted by special offers unless you know you can make use of them before the BBE date and you have room to store them

I find the easiest way to grocery shop is online as I'm less tempted by stuff that's not on the list; the time and energy saved is well worth the delivery fee. Most of the major supermarkets offer this and some will also unpack your shopping in your kitchen (I love the Sainsbury's delivery guys!). I limit the amount of fresh produce I buy online however, especially the short date coded stuff. Meal planning can help prioritise what gets eaten first - see yesterday's post! 😉
Wunderlist

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