"Kiwi consumers are throwing hundreds of dollars worth of food away every year because they
buy too much, do not store it properly and do not use it well"
Guilty! As part of my getting organised mission, I've decided that I need to do something about my 'more is more' style of food shopping.
Most of my issue stems from busyness. If I haven't pre-organised myself, I'll probably buy something easy cook on my way home, rather than try to mentally recall what is already in the fridge. But also, I just overbuy.
Perhaps it's a personal issue that I need to introspect about. I feel secure when my fridge and cupboards are stuffed, even though most nights there are only two of us to feed. As a result, in spite of the Sunday ritual, our green bin and compost heap are often full of last week's good intentions.
No more! I've done my shop for the week, and my fridge and fruit bowl look like this:
This week I bought far less than usual, and I'm determined to actually use as close to all of it as possible. This should also save me some money, which would be a damn fine thing as I've got a few expensive things coming up.. such as a Fitgenes training workshop, and visit from Kerryn (yayyyy!).
I'll let you know how this worked out next weekend. Speaking of weekend, this was my breakfast this morning. It's oats with a somewhat clunky swirl of chocolate and pureed pumpkin. Autumn is here, and that means, pumpkin everything. :)