Smart Savings: Eat What You Buy


The average American family tosses away $1600 worth of groceries a year.  Wasted food not only wastes money and precious food, it wastes our natural resources. Here are some helpful tips to help you and your family curb the waste:

Helpful Tips

  • Casseroles, frittatas, soups, and smoothies are great ways to use leftovers and odds and ends.
  • Make a list each week of what needs to be used up and plan upcoming meals around it.
  • Are you likely to have leftovers from any of your meals? Plan an “eat the leftovers” night each week.
  • Share food you won’t get around to eating with friends or neighbors before heading out of town.


IDEAs to Reinvent Your Leftovers

Source: Iowa City, Iowa & King County Washington Food Too Good To Waste Program

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