Don'T Waste Food, Make The Best Of Leftovers And Use Produce Before It Spoils.
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Leftover pasta? Scramble an egg, put pasta in pan, scambled together & serve, or take the spaghetti, mix with sauce & put inside of a taco w/ some lettuce and cheese. Stir fry left over veggies, pour over brown or wild rice. Chunk tuna in water with white beans, lemon juice and olive oil served on lettuce wraps are cheap fish tacos. Add brown or Wild Rice,oatmeal or chopped onion to lean hamburger to stretch it. Add chopped onion, celery or other negative calorie veggies to make meatloaf.
For Diabetics use Dreamfield's Pasta
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When you make everything from scratch, it's sometimes difficult to get groceries put away on the same night as produce. Produce not prepped before going in the fridge, usually spoils which is such a waste. Over time I evolved to a system of having 2 stores that I visit mainly because of produce - selection & prices are good, tho I don't do my other grocery shopping there. This lends itself to having a "Produce Night", where I wash all lettuce leaves & make a salad, peel all carrots & (Cont'd)
shred some for the salad; wash celery, making bags of diced & sliced for cooking; peel & slice, dice onion for cooking, etc. Pepper strips, caulif, broc, carrot & celery sticks, radishes, grape toms are bagged after being mixed in a big bowl, for ready-to-eat sides, soup, salad, stir-fry, etc.
Planning weekly menus saves money, cuts down on produce waste, and creates variety
Select 5-7 meals that can share something like raw carrots, celery, bell peppers and divide them throughout the week, and it will cut down on the bill. For more details e-mail me on how I do it. It won't allow me explain my system here.
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