Top five wasted foods

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BREAD

Here’s how to save it:

  • Freeze it and use individual slices straight from the freezer.
  • If it feels a bit stale, whizz it into breadcrumbs and store in the freezer.
  • Make something delicious: bread pudding, french toast, croutons, dumplings. Check out some of our recipes here.

BAGGED SALAD

How to make it last longer:

  • Store with damp paper towel in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Soak wilted greens in ice for 5 minutes to perk them up.
  • Try Ronni’s Rescued Lettuce Soup… it’s nutritious and delicious!

POTATOES

How to store and save:

  • Store away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry, dark place.
  • Don’t wash potatoes until ready to use.
  • If bruised just cut away the outer layer and remove any damaged areas.
  • Don’t bin the skin! This is the most nutritious part and you’ll save time if you don’t have to peel it!

BANANAS

Going brown?

  • Peel and chop into segments, pop in a bag and store in freezer – great for smoothies, in porridge, banana bread and muffins.
  • Eat them! They still taste great. Just cut away any bruised parts and enjoy.

MEAT

Check the dates:

  • If near the USE-BY date and you’re not going to eat it in time, freeze it!
  • Meat will store safely in the freezer for a good six months.

For more food saving tips see our full A-Z guide.