Almost a quarter of all food produced is wasted, so here are three tips to get the most out of your Christmas feast
Christmas is a time famously known for excess. Whether it’s roast potatoes, luxurious desserts, or a bit too much wine, it’s acceptable to overindulge.
However, this results in an extreme amount of food waste. According to EPA, more than a quarter of food produced is wasted, and food waste produces almost 10% of global carbon emissions.
Making a few small changes can have a huge impact on the environment, so why not give it a go over the Christmas period? Here are three of tips to help you cut down on food waste:
- Plan, plan, plan: It’s easy to buy everything in the shop when purchasing your Christmas spread. Instead of buying on a whim, make a list of what you really need. Think about how many people you are cooking for, or if there are different dietary requirements in the group.
- Use leftovers: Turkey sandwiches are an age-old festive tradition. As well as being delicious, they are an excellent way to use up excess food. Think creatively and try to use your leftovers for post-Christmas meals. Check out these Jamie Oliver recipes that use leftovers for some inspiration!
- Store food properly: It seems like a simple tactic, but it makes all the difference in preserving your food after the feast. Make sure to wrap and refrigerate your food properly to ensure longevity.