the Top 5 Wasted Foods
AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM BEFORE THEY GO OVER THE EDGE .
Dairy products Most dairy is pasteurized, making it very safe. Give it the sniff test before you toss it. Extra cheese (like shredded mozzarella) and yogurt can also be frozen.
Vegetables Makes sense—this is all highly perishable stuff. About-to-turn produce is great in dishes like stir-fries, soups and omelets that wilt the veggies anyway.
Fruit Bag it, date it and freeze it for smoothies or jam. Or cook it down into a compote or make salsa to serve alongside meat or fish.
4. Grain products Cooked grains are the biggest culprit here, so try using leftover rice or quinoa in a breakfast bowl with veggies and a fried egg. Sliced bread can be frozen and later toasted. Blitz stale bread in the food processor and freeze for the next time you need homemade breadcrumbs.
5. Meat, poultry and
fish Make stews or chilis—anything that fully cooks the protein and can then be frozen. Or cook meat and poultry thoroughly and freeze for tacos.