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If we think of our food in terms of how much it costs us to buy it, we may not be so quick to throw it out.

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Love Food, Hate Waste, Save Money

No one likes to waste money. We shop around for the best deals, wait until Briscoes is having a sale and go crazy for two-for-one bargains.

So isn’t it surprising that we aren’t more careful with our food? After all, every time we throw away uneaten food, we are wasting the money we spent on it.

If we think of our food in terms of how much it costs us to buy it, we may not be so quick to throw it out.

Even if you don’t think you are a big food waster, you may be surprised by how much you actually do waste and what you could save.

You may not think much of a couple of dollars here and there, but together it all adds up. In this case it’s $200 a year being wasted on these items alone. Surely there are better ways to spend your money than throwing it in the bin?

There are many simple things that you can do to reduce how much food ends up in the bin.

Click on the green dots to find out how you can save food and money in your kitchen.

Planning: Taking the time to plan can save you time, money and food

Portion: Learn how to cook the perfect amount every time

Know your dates: Do you know the difference between use by and best before?

Leftovers: Check out recipes to use ingredients that may be otherwise destined for the bin

Storage: Do you store your bread in the right place?

Fridge and Freezer: Your biggest weapons in the fight against food waste, but are you using them right?

Preserving: Learn what to do when you have a seasonal glut

Non-Avoidable Food Waste: Find out what to do with food you can’t eat

Make a Difference: Discover other ways you can tackle food waste