Prevent Food Waste And Save Money

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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?

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