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1 simple tip to reduce food waste

Sometimes it can be hard to avoid food waste, even if you are diligent with your meal planning. You may have not needed as much as you expected, or unexpected been out of the house and not eaten a certain meal. But this shouldn't mean that we have to let good food go to waste. Today I'll share my favourite tip for avoiding food waste by turning leftovers into delicious meals. Granted this really only applies to vegetables (but for us this is where most of our food waste occurs).

Turn it into soup

Winter is coming and soups are a great dish for all the family. Plus put them in Tupperware and they store really well in the freezer. Soups are so simple to make and it doesnt matter if your food is no longer looking its best. They are great for pack-lunches and if you don't have a microwave at work/college then consider taking it in a thermos flask. Below I'm sharing one of my favourite recipes as we find carrots can be going off but are still great for in a soup. 

Simple carrot and coriander soup recipe

1lb of carrots
2 pint of stock
1-2 onions sliced
Coriander to season (fresh is preferable but not essential)
Little bit of butter/ oil


  1. Brown the onion in the butter oil for a few minutes.
  2. Add the carrots and the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Allow to simmer until carrots are soft.
  4. Blend the soup to the desired smoothness.
  5. Add coriander to season.
  6. N.B you can also use a slow cooker to cook the soup in. 

How to store your soup
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days
- Store in tupperware in the freezer for up to a month
- For easy portioning pour into plastic cups and freeze. Then once frozen take out of the cups and put in a zip lock bag- I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago and love it. This works even better with silicone cups as it means you can reuse them time and time again. 



  1. Great idea! I hate it when I have to throw any food away. Food is one of our biggest costs so it's always great to save all we can.
    Have a great Saturday!

  2. I'm a big fan of soup, especially to use up leftover veggies I've already cooked. You can put extra veggies in spaghetti sauce as well. Putting them on pizza works well too for smaller portions.

  3. This was exactly my lunch yesterday! We had a roast chicken on Sunday so I turned pile of veggies and the leftover chicken into a delicious soup in the slow cooker. I also like making smoothies from fruit that's going off.