Make a new year’s resolution to love your food!
New year, new me! That’s what lots of us say to ourselves in January.
Our resolutions usually focus on ditching bad habits as we plan to get fit and eat more healthily, save money or visit a country we’ve never been to before.
Love Food Hate Waste can help you achieve all this and more! That’s a bold claim but with most of our resolutions being about improving our lives, what we eat can play a big role in making positive changes to our day to day actions.
Get fit and eat more healthily
Eating a diet with five portions of fruit and veg a day is an important part of staying healthy. But in the UK we buy and then throw away 13.5 billion ‘five a day’ portions every single year - just from our homes.
Love Food Hate Waste can help though. There are loads of recipes on the website which will give you inspiration to cook fresh food, easily and quickly.
We’ve also got videos which show lots of simple ways to make the most of the food we buy. Find out how to freeze and defrost rice, get some great meal planning tips and discover more about perfect portions.
We can all save money by wasting less food - in fact a family of four can save almost £60 a month.
One of the best ways to do this is to plan meals. It’s really simple and saves time in the long run.
Another great tip is to take a list to the supermarket - it makes shopping quicker and means you don’t buy things you don’t need.
Keep a pad and pen in the kitchen and when you run out of something add it to your shopping list. Check your cupboards and fridge before you go shopping and make a note of anything you need to buy.
Perfect those portions
There are lots of reasons why diets are tough to stick to, and one of them is because it can be tricky to judge portions properly.
It’s easy to cook too much pasta and rice, but Love Food Hate Waste can help with a clever portion calculator which takes away the guess work on quantities when you’re cooking for family and friends.
And everyday kitchen equipment can help prepare perfect portions:
- An average size mug is great for measuring uncooked rice. One adult portion is about a quarter of a mug.
- A tablespoon is great for measuring portions of beans, lentils and dried fruit.
- Weighing scales help with measuring everyday portions.
And if you do cook too much, why not freeze leftovers for another time.
Visit a country we’ve never been to before?
Love Food Hate Waste can whisk us off to exotic locations - through our taste buds! Cooking recipes from around the world is a great way to enjoy different cultures without having to leave the house.
Why not experience Spanish flavours by getting children to help make Spanish cheese on toast, enjoy French cuisine by cooking up delicious sweet domotille or savour Indian spices by creating a leftover chicken curry.
Planning what we buy, cook and eat can help us feel healthier, save money and cut the food we waste. And here at lovefoodhatewaste.com we really can make it easier for you to stick to your new year’s resolutions!