SMART SAVING — Eat What You Buy

smart savingsUse up leftovers and the ingredients you have before buying more. You'll waste less, save more and may even find a new favorite dish. 

Tips to eat what you buy

  • Move food that’s likely to spoil soon to the front of the shelf or a designated “eat this first” area each week.
  • Learn the difference between "sell-by," "use-by," "best-by" and expiration dates. You can rely on your own sight and smell over food dates in most cases. 
  • Make casseroles, frittatas, soups and smoothies from leftovers and extra ingredients. 
  • Create a list each week of foods that may spoil soon and plan upcoming meals around them. 

Other resources

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  • Keep track of what is in your cupboard and freezer with this free Cozi app
  • Learn more about why preventing food waste matters
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