Each week, the average Pierce County household throws away three pounds of edible food, which only increases during the holiday season. Multiply that by all our households and it quickly adds up to thousands of tons of food going to the landfill!
This season, with a little extra planning, you can beat the waste (and save time and money!).
Cook once, eat all week. Save time on busy weeknights by prepping multiple meals at once. Search online for “cook once, eat all week recipes” to start planning your meal. Once you have a grocery list developed, double check your pantry for ingredients you already have. You’ll only need to go grocery shopping once! Tip: Schedule a day for cooking and storing food. We recommend making sure you have reusable storage containers to keep all the delicious food you’ll make!
Revamp your leftovers. Your leftovers aren’t just yesterday’s dishes, they’re today’s tasty new meals! Try repurposing your leftovers into fresh options.
Save bones and vegetable scraps to make a flavorful soup stock. Wrap up leftover meat, rice and veggies in tortillas or add lettuce to make a salad. Tip: When in doubt, search online for recipes using your leftover ingredients.