Recipes

Fight Food Waste with these recipes

Let’s get cooking! Try our waste free recipes that help you reduce food waste, whether it be at home, at school, or at work. Transform food that needs using up into a delicious and healthy meal. You’ll save money and take action on climate change – a win, win! To find recipes, jump to the relevant section and browse under each meal category. Enjoy!

at Home

Reducing food waste at home is one of the simplest and easiest ways to reduce your environmental footprint and save money. We have created some delicious recipes that the whole family will love and will help you use up what you have hiding in the back of the fridge and pantry, so that nothing goes to waste.

These delicious breakfast recipes will fast become family favourites!

Shakshuka Eggs and Spinach
Shakshuka Eggs and Spinach

Start off your day with this tasty shakshuka! It's a great way to use up leftover spinach.

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Leftover Greens Pie
Leftover Greens Pie

This recipe is flexible and can take whatever greens you have in your fridge – get creative and resourceful!

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Banoffee Galettes
Banoffee Galettes

If you ever have too many bananas, these galettes are a nice and easy way to try something new!

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Prep a waste free lunch with these recipes that rely on things that might go to waste in your home!

Tomato Pilaf
Tomato Pilaf

This fairly simple tomato pilaf uses minimal ingredients that may already be at home!

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Leftover Roast Fritters
Leftover Roast Fritters

Make extra roast on Sunday and sick of roast leftovers? With this recipe you can turn your leftovers into something delicious!

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Pork and Fennel Rolls
Pork and Fennel Rolls

These rolls are delicious and keep great too! To prevent wastage, you can always make extra parcels, and store in a zip lock bag in your freezer for a quick mid-week meal.

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Turkish Flatbread
Turkish Flatbread

If you have some time over lunch, try making this Flatbread! It will last you a while and saves you on the plastic packaging.

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Cooking a meal together is a great way to bond and chat about the day! These simple yet tasty recipes will leave you and the whole family feeling satisfied.

Leftover Chicken Ravioli
Leftover Chicken Ravioli

This recipe is great if you need to use up leftover chicken! It's also a nice one to do with the kids.

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Bao Buns
Bao Buns

Leftover meat is a commonly wasted food, but this recipe finds a creative way to use it!

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Chicken Tagine
Chicken Tagine

This Chicken Tagine has a few ingredients but is good for using chickpeas if you've got some leftovers from another dish.

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Potato Gnocchi
Potato Gnocchi

This hearty meal is a crowd pleaser. Plus it tastes so good reheated that you can enjoy leftovers!

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Roti Chana
Roti Chana

This easy to make bread goes well with many curries and dishes as a side! It is also a good way to use that one egg you have in your fridge.

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Baked Potato Skins
Baked Potato Skins

This hearty recipe is a good way to use up loose potatoes lying around. Also, no peeling needed!

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Vegetarian Lasagna
Vegetarian Lasagna

Packed with veggies and nutrition, this vegetarian Lasagna is one that will reheat well for a few days after cooking.

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Beef Lasagna
Beef Lasagna

Try this hearty Lasagna for dinner one night and reheat as leftovers for the rest of your work week lunches!

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Looking for something to munch on but want to use up what you’ve already got? Well these recipes will help you make the most of your leftovers or food that needs using up,by turning them into delicious snacks.

Banana Tarte Tatin
Banana Tarte Tatin

Over banana bread? This Banana Tarte Tatin is super tasty and easy to make!

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Arancini Balls
Arancini Balls

These tasty Arancini are great for entertaining and using up leftover rice.

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Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread and Butter Pudding

Pudding is a delicious treat and can be made with older bread!

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Bread Dumplings
Bread Dumplings

Bread is one of the most wasted food items, but this recipe will help you use it up, not throw it out!

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Carrot Hummus
Carrot Hummus

Carrots looking a little sad? This dip will sort that out!

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at School

Encourage your kids to become food waste warriors with our zero waste recipes! These delicious meals and snacks are perfect for teaching the little ones to love healthy foods while fighting food waste!

A nutritious breakfast is key to success in the classroom! These recipes are inspired by things in your fridge that need to be used up! They are also classroom friendly and can be made by students under supervision.

Easy Zucchini and Cheese Frittata
Easy Zucchini and Cheese Frittata

Try this easy zucchini and cheese frittata at home! It's loaded with vegetables and protein which will leave you with lots of energy.

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Tomato and Pumpkin Quiche
Tomato and Pumpkin Quiche

Need to use up some old bread and veggies? This delicious, nutritious quiche is easy to make and helps prevent good food from going to waste.

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Apple and Berry Crumble
Apple and Berry Crumble

This simple apple and berry crumble is a delicious way to use up fresh or frozen berries.

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Gone are the days of the same old sandwich! We created several recipes that the family can prepare at home for school lunches. And the best bit? You can use up ageing food!

Pea and Broad Bean Falafel
Pea and Broad Bean Falafel

Falafels are very versatile and easy to make. Feel free to substitute the base of this recipe with other legumes.

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Carrot and Chicken Casserole
Carrot and Chicken Casserole

This hearty carrot and chicken casserole is one for the family! It uses lots of veggies, and with the carrot skins left on, you are saving on waste.

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Snack time is an important meal of the day. We created a few recipes below that can be made pretty easily and offer both a tasty and nutritious snack throughout your day.

Cucumber and Yogurt Dip
Cucumber and Yogurt Dip

This dip goes well with all kinds of veggies. With only 8 ingredients, you'll find it's easy and quick to make.

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Beetroot and Cottage Cheese Dip
Beetroot and Cottage Cheese Dip

Are you wondering what to do with beets that need using up? Simply add cottage cheese and try this dip!

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Banana Bread
Banana Bread

Are your bananas spotty or overripe? What better way to use them up than to make Banana Bread!

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Carrot Cake Muffins
Carrot Cake Muffins

Transform bendy carrots into tasty muffins!

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at Work

Want some inspiration for healthy, zero waste work lunches? Here are some delicious ideas to inspire you to pack your own lunch, eat your leftovers and use up what you already have, so nothing goes to waste, and you save money!

Try making these excellent work lunches if you have leftovers from the night before! Make ahead of time if you’re heading to the office, or whip them up fresh if you’re working from home.

Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng

Craving something flavourful and easy to make? Try this Nasi Goreng recipe.

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Mushroom, Barley and Bacon Risotto
Mushroom, Barley and Bacon Risotto

This risotto recipe is a great way to use up leftover bacon (or you can throw in any other cooked meat that needs using up), and it tastes great too!

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