Preserving Can Cut Food Bills
Fruit and vegetables are eating into our food bills.
Health experts have been encouraging families to eat their five a day for years, but food bills don’t make this an easy task. In an attempt to live a healthy lifestyle most families in the UK spend half their annual food bill on fruit and veg. alone.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are often more expensive to buy than their tinned and frozen alternative, and tend to go bad within a couple of days, adding to household food waste.
For families, this waste of money is not a risk they’re willing to take. With children particularly picky when it comes to food, there must be a solution to eating healthy and cutting cost.
Traditional methods of food preservation allow families to preserve fresh food and make delicious jams, pickles or chutneys. This can considerably reduce household food waste and help families maintain a healthier lifestyle whilst keeping an eye on their food bills. By investing in reusable airtight glass jars, such as Kilner jars, families can save fresh produce to enjoy at a later date.
Food doesn’t have to be bought at the supermarket. Many people spend time picking hedgerow fruit from country lanes such as blackberries. This can be a fun family activity and be very rewarding.
When it comes to food, eat healthy and preserve.