June 26, 2017

Preventing food waste and saving money

As you’ll know from my previous posts, I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in the Haier fresher food challenge. I reported back on our food waste after a week and was disappointed at the amount of food I had to throw away, simply because I’d forgotten about them or not looked after them properly. (Have a look back through my posts to see the previous videos)

The lovely people at Haier, no.1 worldwide in household appliances, took a look at my videos and came back with some handy hints and tips as to how to prevent this kind of waste in the future. They linked with the people at Love Food, Hate Waste and have created a video which looks at how I can make my food last longer and avoid any wastage. See below for their advice.

What fantastic advice! I was really disappointed by the amount of waste I had in the fridge when I reviewed it (you’ll see I had to throw away chicken, yoghurts and all sorts!). I saved it all up to be thrown away in one go, and usually don’t do that…and it shows the quantities of waste that is thrown away.

Thanks to Haier I now have some great ideas for making my food last longer, and taste fresher for longer too. I’ll definitely be using the tip to add some kitchen towel to a bag of salad to give the leaves a better shelf life.

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I’ll also be adding my citrus fruit, apples and pears into the crisper compartment of my fridge, as Helen (the lovely lady in the video) explains that they will last much longer this way. This seems so obvious, but it has been a habit of mine to stick this kind of fruit into the fruit bowl, so this is a little easy change which can make a huge difference!

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Something as simple as separating chicken breasts and freezing half will also be a regular occurrence from now on as will freezing yoghurts before they go off, and then enjoying them as an ice cream alternative. Genius!

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All of these tips are so easy to implement, that I’d be stupid not to! Trust me, there won’t be as much food waste in this household going forwards.

The added benefit to all of this, as well as the obvious benefit to the environment is that I would save around £547 a year by sticking to the above tips and tricks.

For more information, please visit: www.haier.com/uk or visit their facebook page @HaierUK.

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  1. I’m always losing half my groceries and your blog post is the need of my hour, Thank you so much for these ideas.

  2. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. It always annoys me how much food I throw away too, especially fruit and veg. These are useful tips.

  4. These are such helpful tips and things I would never of thought of! This will definitely help me and many others save some money!

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