How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Kitchen This Week

"Our planet is headed for disaster. We need to learn how to work with nature, rather than against it." - David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (Netflix documentary)

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Buying more plant-based foods supports the earth, local farmers, and your health.

If you haven't seen David Attenborough's 2020 documentary yet, it is both horrifying and hopeful that all of those currently living on Earth will make conscious choices today to change their habits for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.

There are things we can do that will have major impacts like voting for representatives who make commitments to the environment, reducing our air travel, and using less plastics.

Other efforts are easier:

We all eat.

We all have a responsibility to eat responsibly.

This means reducing food waste and buying less (not "no," but "less") food that has a large carbon footprint.

Here are 5 things you can do this week to reduce landfill waste and carbon emissions from food:


Plan Your Meals for the Week. By planning your meals, you know what ingredients you need to buy and what you already have on hand. Make a list and bring it to the grocery store. Purchase only what you know you're going to eat before it spoils.


Store Leftover Food. It's ok to stop eating when you're content. In fact, that's the right choice for your physical health, mindful ea