Hints & Tips

  • Keep a list of everything in your freezer & check it before you go shopping. Do the same for the fridge & stick the list to the front with a fridge magnet!
  • Using your fridge/freezer contents list, make a menu plan once a week. If you've got your store cupboard essentials you should be able to avoid any extra trips to the supermarket!
  •  Save freezer space by using bags instead of plastic containers. Also, don't forget to label things carefully with that days date & the contents to avoid having to play any guessing games!
  • Line the salad drawer of your fridge with a tea towel. Change it weekly & it should help prevent any nasty slimy build up!
  • Bulk out meals with beans & pulses or even tinned potatoes. All are great value & can stretch out dishes to feed more!
  • Stop buying expensive bottled water & invest in a water filter jug.  They are better for the life of your kettle as you will get less limescale build up. You can pick one up for as little as £8 with filter cartridges at about £5 for a pack of 3 (Wilkos).
  • At the same time why not get a reusable bottle to take out & about with you.  You can get them for about £10 from Amazon. I use mine daily & it keeps the filtered water lovely & cold!
  • Do a fridge check once a week to see what is about to go out of date.

    Try & make it a priority to use these foods first to avoid waste.