Bread is the most wasted food in Australia! Buy only what you need and use it straight from the freezer. If fresh bread has gone a bit stale whizz into breadcrumbs or create crunchy croutons.
Most people keep their milk inside the fridge door, but did you know it’s best to keep it on the shelves where it is cooler and has a more stable temperature? When near its use by date, freeze it and to defrost, simply place in fridge and give a little shake.
3. FRUIT & VEGIES
To keep fruit and vegies fresher for longer, don’t wash them until you’re ready to eat. Leafy green vegetables are best stored in an airtight container, wrapped in paper towel until ready to use. If it starts to spoil, simply throw it into a green smoothie, and nothing goes to waste!
Cheese is best stored in the fridge in an airtight container, wrapped in bees wax wrap. Parmesan rinds can be added to stocks and soups for extra flavour.
6. DATE LABELS
Understanding food labels is key to not wasting food. A best before date is only a recommendation on when to eat the food from the manufacturer. Use by dates refer to when it’s safest to eat the food. Do a fridge stock-take to check what’s in your fridge regularly, and freeze food on or before the use by date.