Think About It: Food Waste is a Big Deal
Food waste is a huge issue here in our country. In the United States alone, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted. That’s more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. Let’s put it in perspective. That’s enough to fill a 90,000 seat Rose Bowl stadium every day! Do you want to take a guess at how much money that is for each American family? $2,500 in food annually. This month, we’re challenging people to take small steps towards wasting less food because together we can make a big impact.
The 30-Day Food Waste Challenge sheds light on useful leftover recipes, meal planning, and storage tips to help you get the most out of the food you already have! Join us to waste less and save more by signing up here.
To start off, we’re challenging you to shop your cabinets this month! Search for recipes by ingredients and use the food you already have or almost forgot about to waste less. www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com offers quick and easy recipes by meal type, cooking method, and beef cuts.
Here are some helpful tips to avoid food waste:
- Fight waste with awareness. Did you know that the film packaging used for store-bought meats is not moisture-vapor resistant? If the meat you purchase is not wrapped in a heavy-duty film, make it last longer by putting it in a freezer safe bag or container.
- Protein is an essential macronutrient, which means, it’s not just for dinner. Use last night’s steak in breakfast tacos or throw leftover fajita strips in a baggie with your favorite veggies for a well-balanced midafternoon snack.
- Meal prep and menu planning are great ways to waste less food. Do you know how to portion your food?
- Take action in the fight against food waste and encourage others to do the same on social media using #WasteLess.