How much money could you save?
We know that keeping an eye on your money is likely to be front of mind right now. We want to help you make your food budget stretch further so you can spend your money on the things that matter most to you. It might not be on your radar - life gets busy after all - but throwing away food that could have been eaten is a bit like throwing money straight in the bin. The savings soon add up as you take a few steps to use up food before the use-by date, creating one or two more meals from each trip to the supermarket.
Time is precious and life is busy, so it’s about making small, easy tweaks to your approach to food and having a few extra skills and ideas up your sleeve.
Small actions really do add up
A great way to get started on keeping more food on your plate, and less in the bin, is to take a look at your weekly food routine and choose a few changes you could make so that it works better for you and your pocket.
Our favourite budget-friendly recipes
It’s easy to rely on recipes we know and love when we want to whip up a quick meal. But cooking the same meals at home on repeat can lead us to neglect certain ingredients we have hiding in the freezer or the back of the cupboard (and let’s face it, to reach for the takeaway menu!).
Explore our tasty recipes, designed to help you use up the food you’ve got and save money in the process. Here are some of our faves - tried and tasted by the Love Food Hate Waste team!
This classic lentil soup is a treat for vegetarians as well as meat eaters, and can be further enhanced with lots of different vegetables.
These muffins are ideal for using up ripe bananas. You could also use other fruits that need using up, such as apples, cranberries, oranges, pears or even some tinned fruit!
This is a great alternative to a classic roast dinner, and so easy: all you really need to do is chop some veg!
Here is a tasty mid-week family meal that uses up store cupboard ingredients and spices with extra meatballs to freeze for a second meal.