I have just joined the Guardian’s Live Better Challenge – the first Challenge is about Food Waste!
We are generally quite good about food – I hate to waste it, but I do admit that sometimes things get left and are binned. Typical culprits are:-
- bananas – though I do try to convert them into banana bread or cakes. Sadly bananas are well known for contaminating other fruit and sometimes we lose more things.
- Humous or Yoghurt that goes past the ‘eat by’ date. Usually just a little left in the pot, but as it is for the kids I dare not risk it.
- Milk or food left by the kids on their plates – Chimp is only 20 months and has days where he will eat his body weight (well it seems like it) and then suddenly go not hungry. There are no signs, so it is hard to ensure that he only gets given what he will eat. This is especially the case when we are out and about as there is little worse than a fractious hungry child!
So the first challenge – not to throw away any leftovers or edible food for one week!
Well, my Darling OH is off on our weekly shop at the moment. I did remind him not to get too much (he often does), especially as Monkey has asked for school dinners this week so am not doing her lunches – this really does affect how much we get through in a week. I haven’t told him about this (yet)! Umm, perhaps I should have before signing up.
Perhaps should have thought about meals for the week before signing up too so we could buy for them!
Never mind, I consider myself to be a reasonable expert in ‘whatever is in the fridge/freezer/store cupboard’ cooking. So will see how it goes.
First problem – 3 over-ripe bananas and broken weighing scales. Google is my friend to look for a banana bread recipe that uses cups and not scales.
Anyone want to join in?