One in five Dutch people has wasted more food than usual this year because we buy more than necessary. We often don’t know where to put that food. Meal box supplier HelloFresh did research and gives us a number of tips on how to combat food waste.
Store food in the refrigerator
You probably know that not all fruits and vegetables need to have a place in the fridge. Certain vegetables cannot withstand the extreme cold in the refrigerator. Cucumber is an example of this, it is best kept outside the refrigerator in a cool place. The orange also deserves a place out of the cold. The moisture spoils the skin and the taste is affected.
Another smart fridge trick is to use it to extend shelf life. For example, put your bananas or avocados in the fruit bowl first. Are they ripe? Move these to the refrigerator to keep them for a week longer.
The perfect layout
Little insight into what is in the fridge? Place the old products in the front of the refrigerator so that you use them up first.
For the layout itself, the drawers in the refrigerator would be perfect for fruit and vegetables. Put leftovers / leftovers on the top slice along with dairy products, such as yogurt or whipped cream. Pre-cooked ingredients fit well on the second shelf. For example, you keep meat and fresh pasta separate from raw meat and fish. You can fill the door of the refrigerator with fresh herbs, eggs, juices and sauces.
Food waste is also caused by throwing away parts of your food that you could still use. Job competition left? Use it to polish your leather shoes. Lemon peels? This allows you to properly descale your kettle and coffee machine.
Coffee grounds are also often unnecessarily thrown away. Putting moist coffee grounds in your fridge works perfectly against bad odors.
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