We all know that spending less in the shops is going to save us money, but how can we take that one step further? Today I’m looking at products that help us to reduce food waste.
I’ve spoken before about the damaging affects of food waste in our supermarket industry but today I want to cover things on a household scale. Which is why I’ve created this list of products that is set to help you reduce food waste and save money.
1. Food Minder
The food minder is a simple food management tool that helps to reduce food waste. The visual suction cups are applied to food and drink and help to remind you of an items expiry status. The visual suction cups are applied to food and drink and help to remind you of an items expiry status.
Allowing you to see what products need to be consumed first with just one quick glance. This video explains everything you need to know.
2. Fruit & Veg Saver
Did you know the average British family throws away £500 worth of fruit and vegetables per year? It can often seem that we’ve only just been to the supermarket, and already we’re throwing out our fresh fruit and veg. However, now we have these fantastic, simple products known as fruit and veg savers.
They have been used by organic farmers for more than 20 years. Designed to extend the shelf-life of fruit and vegetables by up to three times.
They are completely safe, non-toxic, organic and can be fully recycled. Using them couldn’t be easier. Simply place one in each of your fridge draws, in storage containers or in the bottom of your fruit bowl.
It sounds too good to be true, so let me explain the science behind it… Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas as they ripen. However, these fruits and vegetables are also highly sensitive this gas, and the presence will speed up the rate in which fruits and vegetables ripen. Therefore creating a chain reaction of ripening and rotten produce.
However, don’t just take my word for it. Check out the many Amazon reviews…
3. Food Huggers
Food Huggers are another fantastic product that can help you reduce food waste. These silicone covers help preserve the freshness of leftover fruits and vegetables.
All you need to do is push the remainder of the product half down into the hugger most suitable (based on size) and then save it in the fridge until you need it again. Made with 100% FDA silicone, food huggers are 100% BPA and phthalate free.
They help reducing food waste by creating a seal to hold in the natural juices. Preventing exposure to circulating air, which can cause food to spoil or dehydrate.
I love the flexibility of food huggers. They can also be used to reseal open jars or cans, they are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Making them suitable for so many products in your kitchen.
4. Spagetti Measurer
Personally, pasta has to be the most wasted food in our house. Which is why I love this product. The spaghetti measurer from Joseph and Joseph allows you to adjust it in size based on the number of people you are cooking for. Not only does this stop you from over eating due to bigger portion sizes, it also reduces food waste.
There we have it, my top four items to help you to reduce food waste. As always I’d love to know the gadgets you’re using in your kitchen to reduce food waste – be sure to let me know in the comments below.