Planning your meals is the first step to reducing food waste at home, but more than that, it can improve the way you eat, as well as save you money and time. The benefits of meal planning are many. Have a look at this infographic on meal planning for tips on how to do it as well as how to eat healthier.
Reducing food waste at home involves a more conscious consumption of food, and that means a more mindful approach to shopping. Whatever you do, don't just rush to the shops with an empty stomach and no real idea of what you want to put in your cart. Make a calendar of meals that you need throughout the week, with pre-planned recipes for each meal, and identify the ingredients and quantities you need. Once you can plan which ingredients can be reused for multiple meals, you will be able to cook in batches and be prepared for the future.
Fine Dining Lovers’ Why Waste? series with Massimo Bottura shows you how to turn your leftover waste into delicious food. Assisted by his team from Osteria Francescana, Franschetta 58 and Casa Maria Luigia in Modena, he takes us through masterclasses on how to handle leftovers, vegetables, fruit, meat, bread and dairy.
This infographic from Precision Nutrition is health focused, but it is very useful for all meal planing and can give you a good indication of how meal planning can make a huge difference to your household budget, your health and your time.
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' exclusive Why Waste? video series, featuring Massimo Bottura and his team of chefs, as they teach us how to repurpose leftovers and trimmings in delicious and imaginative ways, from vegetables to dairy. Take a look
In this episode of Why Waste? With Massimo Bottura, chef Jessica Rosval from Casa Maria Luigia shows us how to turn leftover meat and fish into delicious meals to minimise food waste at home. Includes recipes for Golden Beef Fat and Leftover Empanadas.