1000 Flowers for the Planet - #276 Write a Weekly Menu Plan
With food waste at approximately 30% in developed countries we need to find ways of reducing that incredibly high statistic. It’s nearly a third! That’s really wasteful, and when you think of all the resources that have gone into producing the food in the first place, it makes it almost criminal. Humans keep taking more and more land for habitation and particularly for food production, reducing habitats for wild animals and therefore threatening thousands of species into extinction. We have the knowledge and the power to reduce our effects if we apply ourselves.
A small way, but an impactful way, is to write a menu plan for the week, or even for a whole fortnight. Once you know what you plan to cook for the week you can purchase food accordingly, only buying what you will actually use without second-guessing what you ‘might’ feel like cooking. Include a leftovers night in that plan (Flower #275). Apart from all the resources you’ll be saving, you will find you have more time on your hands from not having to worry about what you’re going to do at dinnertime and you’ll be saving yourself money. Challenge yourself to write a weekly menu plan for two months and see how it works. Good luck.