13. How to Dehydrate
Dehydrating is a delicious way to use up fruits and vegetables that are almost donezo!
It doesn't take anything fancy to learn how to dry fruits and vegetables.
Just pop your thinly sliced, ripe or slightly too ripe produce in the oven on low heat until they're dry and chewy or really dry and crispy. And voila! A tasty snack and a second chance at life for your produce that would have otherwise been on their death bed.
14. Buying Foods in Bulk
Is buying food in bulk all it's cracked up to be? This is a tricky question.
Buying foods in bulk can be:
A great deal and money saver
Great for reducing waste from packaging and travel
Great for stocking up on essentials and non perishables
BUT if you won't use it all up - ever or before it goes bad - then it is a waste of food and money.
So is buying food in bulk a no brainer? No. It's important to always think hard about what you're buying and its shelf life before you jump in.
15. Keep It Simple
The final tip! You made it! To wrap this up, here's an easy peasy rule of thumb for food waste reduction:
Use it up > Compost > Landfill
Food waste is a big problem to tackle, so don't over complicate it and just try your best!