Savvy students save cash!
Research shows that nearly half of all students miss out on lunch at least once a week. But with top tips on how to save money simply by making the most of the food you buy, Love Food Hate Waste can help everyone feel confident and super savvy in the kitchen.
It can also help you to make sure there's always something tasty in the fridge, without having to spend more.
The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership in association with www.lovefoodhatewaste.com has loads of simple and easy ideas including ways to shop smarter, cook better, keep food fresher for longer and cook just the right amount.
Food waste is a huge problem in the UK. In general, an average family will throw away £50 worth of food each month.
A large slice of this food waste comes from leftovers - the pasta left in the pan or the couscous that wasn't eaten.
The quickest way to reduce the amount of food we waste, and cut our food bills into the bargain, is by making sure we have the proper measure of our food.
The online portion planner takes away the guesswork by suggesting how much food to prepare based on the number of people you're cooking for, whether it's for one person or 50. It's simple and takes away the guesswork.
Choose the food you're using - fruit, veg, meat, fish, cereals, pasta, beans - and the portion planner does the rest!
Every kitchen needs a few basic gadgets to hand to maximise efficiency and keep cooking fun. Putting the lid on your food waste once and for all takes just four pieces of key kitchen kit:
Food packaging often has a guideline amount to cook per portion. Some even have handy portioning lines on the side to help you measure the right amount without having to break out the scales.
And don't panic if you cook too much, there are lots of ways you can store food and use it again. Here are some of our favourites...
For more recipes and great ideas to save money and reduce food waste, visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com