Most days we have left over breakfast, sandwiches and a little left over dinner. Almost all of the food waste belongs to younger son, as he isn’t finishing his meals, or eating some of them at all. I think the problem is he has gone off his breakfast and sandwiches and wants to eat something else. I have been cutting down on his breakfast, but I think he actually just would be happy with a banana at the moment. Plus I think he would prefer crackers and salads for lunch like I have, so I will try and give that a go next week.
I have been preventing food waste by making melba toast out of day old bread and banana tea bread muffins out of over-ripe bananas (I did the same mixture as for banana tea bread, but just cooked them for 20-25 mins). I even used up some sugar and white flour that had been sitting around in my cupboard since I gave both of them up. I didn’t eat any – the rest of my family tucked in though!
So here is it is my National Zero Waste Week meal plan:
I will still have a bit of work to do to use up my out of date food, so will have to keep doing out of date meal plans until I have used it all up!
I’m not making any promises about blogging our meals / waste next week as it is Jewish New Year towards the end of the week and I will be offline for a bit… I will be doing my best to use up what we have and avoid waste all week though! If you are taking part then I hope you have a great week and if not already then why not join in!