|Each year, Americans discard millions of tons of food, needlessly taxing food budgets and landfills. With a little planning, you can make a difference. We show you how with lots of smart tips and a week's worth of dinners.|
Around 40% of the food in this country goes to waste, and a big chunk of that takes place in our own kitchens: Every year, the average U.S. family tosses out 2,000 of their hard-earned dollars in the form of uneaten food.
Here's the good news: By reducing waste at home, you can make a significant contribution to your wallet and the planet. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the most effective ways to fight food waste are to 1. Shop with a list, 2. Cook like a chef (i.e., use everything), and 3. Understand what expiration dates really mean. Follow along while we show you how to do all of this and cook a week of dinners without waste.