Below you will find some tips on food storage, buying the right amount of food and preventing spoiling of food. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful :)
1) Glad ware plastic containers – I often find them at the grocery store where I can get 2 packages of 3 containers for $4 – 5. These are definitely good deals to watch out for and stock up on. (Remember that you should never heat up your food in these plastic containers – they release bad chemicals into your delicious food! Instead keep a plate or a bowl at work for this reason and re-use it.)
2) Aluminum foil and plastic wrap – when used properly they can keep your food fresh, especially vegetables and dairy.
3) Sharpie marker and ziploc bags – often when I chop up veggies I don’t use all of them and have to put them in a plastic bag. I mark the bags with the date I bought them and I make sure I keep them at the front of the fridge so I don’t forget to use it.
4) Don’t overload your refrigerator – It’s really easy to go to the store with lots of great ambitions, picking out lovely fresh produce and then having it all go bad in your fridge. I find that if I go to the store with a set of dishes / recipes in mind, I buy less and in the end I waste less because I know what I am going to make for the week.
5) Make a shopping list – I know this sounds very basic, but I find that I only end up spending what I should and only buying what I should when I have a shopping list in front of me.
6) If you live with someone else, make a menu for the week – I know my blog is cooking for one, but many of us have another half who sometimes partakes in dinner. Plan ahead and make 2 servings of any of the dishes listen below if needed.
7) Take an evening to do some cooking and chopping to make the rest of your week easy – I find that I’m more apt to cook for myself if I do some prep work ahead of time. The Glad ware containers I recommended in #1 are handy for storing chopped up veggies in the fridge.