It's a sad truth, but keeping food from going to waste is something that most of us have to work at. We're happy now to have a compost heap
and our own little backyard garden
, but the simple fact of the matter is that we don't eat every bite of food that passes through our kitchens. Here are a few tips to get better at preventing waste—and we'd love to hear yours, too.This list
over at Shine on Yahoo offers 14 money-saving tips for the kitchen, but upon closer inspection, we noticed that the tips were oh-so-helpful for keeping food fresh, too.
From lining the vegetable bin in the fridge with a towel to soak up extra moisture, freezing fresh herbs until they're needed, and keeping bananas fresher by keeping them together as a bunch, we learned a few great tips for preventing food waste.
We've also learned to eat the greens off our turnips, broccoli, and beets, freeze leftovers in individual servings, and leaving the pit in a cut avocado to make it last longer. What food-saving tips do you use?
• How to Waste (Almost) Nothing In the Kitchen
• How To: Never Waste Food Again
• How To Make Your Own Indoor Compost Bin
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