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Waist or Waste?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When I was growing up, we'd save any leftover food. But almost every meal there was at least one thing that there was just a "dibby-dab" left. Mom would eat it or talk one of us into eating it so she didn't have to store it. Throwing it out was unthinkable.

I continued to focus on not wasting food for many, many years. It was just recently that I realized I should be focused on what goes into my mouth, not so much on what goes in the trash.

Sometimes no big waste means a big waist.

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    I just save the "bite" of food for the next day. You don't want the waste to go to your waist! lol
    3609 days ago
    I hate wasting food. We do have chickens though, so everything gets eaten my someone!

    3609 days ago
    That's something I've always struggled with, too. Now, if it's a non-meat item, I save it for my "girls", a box of earthworms that give it back to me as compost and compost tea. Meat items go into a large container in the freezer, later to be made as soup. I've also had to learn that as well as I try to plan, there may be leftovers that shouldn't go inside of me. My body is not designed to be a landfill.

    Good blog, Marsha.

    3609 days ago
    I always saved leftover we eat it for lunch the next day. Left over taste better next day.Food is to expense to throw in the trash.That is like throwing money away.
    3609 days ago
    Oh my goodness, this is a tough one for me! Hate wasting food, but boy, do I want a Waist! On Thanksgiving, my neighbor made me a plate of food, and luckily I didn't like the way she prepared the stuffing, usually my favorite food for this holiday meal. So...along with leftover potato salad, I had to put it into the trash. Telling myself, Mouth or trash, what's the difference, if it doesn't belong in my belly! that helps a bit. thanks for the reminder!
    3609 days ago
    Very true!

    I compromise and toss my scraps outside for the "critters" to eat.
    3609 days ago
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