Figuring out what to cook this week just got easier AND more sustainable.
What do I want for dinner? A question that has vexed humans for millennia. What if you could solve this problem while also helping to solve another problem that has increasingly vexed humans for the last 50 years or so? Food waste – which is a bigger contributor to climate change than you probably realize.
Rather than creating a list of meals for dinner and then heading out to the grocery store to buy everything you need, try one of these solutions out.
This “What should I have for dinner tonight?” recipe generator helps cut down on food waste by prompting you to enter ingredients you already have in your refrigerator into the generator and then returns delicious recipes to choose from based on those ingredients.
So, not only can a random recipe from myfridgefood.com save you money but it can also cut down on the carbon consumption that would have been required to produce and transport those ingredients you aren’t buying.
This app connects people looking for high quality food with restaurants and cafes in their area that have items that would otherwise go to waste. The establishments generate extra profit and cut their food waste while you get great food at a steep discount.
And finally there’s savethefood.com. This website provides a host of helpful tools to help cut down on food waste. From their “Guest-imator” — a calculator that helps you more accurately estimate how much food you will need based on the number of guests you expect — to their “Meal Prep Mate” which helps you design meal plans and accompanying shopping lists with appropriate amounts so you get the most out of each bag of groceries, this site is sort of a one-stop-shop for food waste reduction.
It’s also filled with helpful tips like how you can turn overripe avocados into a tasty dish.
Of course, one grocery item you don’t have to worry about going bad is salt. And Mayi Spring Salt’s hand-harvested, sun-dried, small batch production process is legendary for being particularly gentle on the environment.
Because harvesting spring salt does not involve invasive mining like Himalayan salt, and doesn’t employ artificial heating which is used in the production of many sea salts. The best part is, the purity of the production process keeps the salt pure as well.
So take advantage of all of these useful resources to surprise your family and friends with new taste experiences while helping to protect our planet for future generations.
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