speed eating for dummies
March 10, 2011 12:00 PM Subscribe
How do you shop so that food doesn't go bad before you can eat it?
posted by motsque to food & drink (36 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a lady in my late 20s; I live alone but cook 2 or 3 times a week with my (light eater) boyfriend. I find that I waste an incredible amount of food that I just cannot consume before it spoils in the fridge, and I'm sick of it!
For example, a small package of turkey lunch meat was purchased more than two weeks ago. I got several sandwiches out of it, but I also have to eat dinner leftovers to keep those from going bad, too. Yogurt goes off because a smoothie every day is too much. Even a small container of cream cheese molded before I finished it, using about 1 tbsp. at a time.
I'm trying to loose weight, so eating more certainly isn't an option. I've started to volunteer for a food bank, and I just cringe to think of the amount of food I waste for not consuming before it spoils. Tell me...how do you food shop and meal plan effectively?