In 2018, we are all striving to become more conscious of our environment. The hope, though, is that our consciousness will turn into conscientiousness. We need to not only be aware of the harm being done to our planet, but we also need to be willing to find ways to reduce said harm. With the rise of global warming, the impact human life has on our planet is more evident than ever before. It is imperative that we take matters into our own hands and try to turn things around for future generations. One way we can help our planet is by reducing our personal food waste. When enjoying a catered corporate lunch this Earth week, keep these few things in mind when trying to reduce your food waste and save our beloved Earth.
Decrease Portion Sizes
One of the reasons Americans have been wasting so much food in recent years is because portion sizes have seen a tremendous increase. We simply are receiving more food than we possibly can consume. When ordering lunch from your corporate catering service, think realistically about the amount of food you can comfortably enjoy, and order accordingly.
How to Shop
The grocery store is where we make a lot of mistakes with our food planning. When buying produce for specific recipes, opt for the salad bar where you can purchase small amounts of most kinds of fruits and vegetables. Another option is to buy frozen produce which you can always refreeze and use later.
Be realistic about your cooking aspirations. Make sure you’re not going overboard with what you’ve put in your cart. You can do this by going to the store more often and buying less. If there’s a favorite dish from your office catering service that you’re trying to recreate at home, look up the recipe beforehand. Always make a list before you hit the store, and stick to that list. After grabbing all of your items, think about when you could potentially be using each item in the future. If you don’t see yourself using that item again anytime soon, put it back.
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