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Tips for Eating Well and Wasting Less Food

At Courtyard Chiropractic Health Centre, we’re big believers in the power of food! After all, it’s something that fuels and heals our body. Unfortunately, something so powerful and important is also prone to wasting.

In the North America, it’s estimated that upwards of 30% of all food is thrown away each year. In Europe, households waste an estimated 6.7 million tons of food yearly. And country-wide in Australia, roughly $10.5 billion is spent on food items that are never consumed.

While those numbers might be staggering, there is good news. Becoming waste-conscious in regards to your food purchases can be easy with a few helpful tips.

Freeze your leftovers. We’ve been preaching BATCH COOKING for a long while now….!  Freeing yourself up from the daily grind, the decision-making and time crunches is a must for health eating to sustainable. Eat a few delicious meal and freeze the rest.

Go to the supermarket a bit more often. This will keep you from over-buying on one trip. When you go twice each week instead of once, you’ll be more conscious of what you still have in your refrigerator to eat as well as what else you’ll need to tide you over until next week.

Consider buying some organic frozen fruits or vegetables. While it’s not the same, frozen produce is picked when it is ripe and is nearly the same in terms of nutrition.

Keep your refrigerator organized by expiration date. A little organization goes a loooong way! Put foods closest to “expiring” at the front of the fridge. This can help stop foods from getting lost behind other items.

Do you have any other ways that you reduce food waste? Let us know in the comments!

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