Monday, April 20, 2015

World Wisdom: #NoFoodWasted

This week NBC's Green is Universal is focusing on food waste. You can help impact your budget and the environment by preventing food waste. Learn more with the Twitter Parties and tips below.

  • Monday at 9pmET - Launch #NoFoodWasted Twitter Party (Find details and the AMAZING panelist list here:
  • Tuesday from 8-10ET - #FoodChat on #NoFoodWasted (This is primarily a farmer chat and should showcase a really unique perspective on the issue!)
  • Tuesday at 9pmET - #HolisticMoms chat on #NoFoodWasted
  • Wednesday at 10pmET - Virtual viewing party of the ‘Just Eat It’ documentary being shown on MSNBC, followed by a panel discussion with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. Just follow #NoFoodWasted to join the conversation!

Food Waste Tips
  • Freeze food that is almost expired in order to preserve it.
  • Compost your food waste. Some 14 percent of all the trash produced in America consists of food scraps! Many cities and towns have community drop off points or municipal pickups.
  • Cooked too much food? Share extras with friends, family or co-workers. They'll thank you and your food won't go to waste.
  • Eat before you shop. Food shopping on a full stomach can help you avoid impulse purchases, which often wind up as food waste.
  • Create a menu for the week and purchase only what it requires.
  • Keep cilantro and parsley stems, onion peels, celery leaves, mushroom stems and other veggie scraps in a bag in your freezer. When you have enough, simmer them into a stock for soup.
  • Use stale bread for French toast, bread pudding, croutons, fondue, meatballs or French onion soup.
  • Combine small mixed scraps of cheese to make fondue, macaroni and cheese, salad or sliced fruit toppers.

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