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Waste Less Food With Kilner®

20/04/2017

At Kilner®, we are always trying to do our bit to reduce the amount of food we throw away. Did you know that each year in the UK we are throwing away millions of tonnes of food which could have been eaten? The estimated amount of household food waste in the UK for 2015 was 7.3 million tonnes. Source wrap.org.uk

  • If you have overripe fruit, make jam! Take a look at our strawberry jam recipe here Alternatively overripe fruit is perfect for smoothies, simply blend the fruit with your favourite fruit juice or milk. We have a selection of smoothie recipes on our website.
  • Plan your meals in advance. Make a list of what you plan to eat throughout the week before you go shopping to ensure that you don’t over buy. We have a great selection of food-to-go recipes which are perfect for lunches. Make in bulk at the start of the week, store in Kilner® jars and you have a healthy homemade meal which you can simply grab and go in the morning.
  • Use every part of the vegetable when cooking. More often than not, we discard stalks when in fact they can be used for a variety of things such as soups and broths. A good way of building up enough vegetable scraps to make a batch of broth is to store them in a bag in the freezer and keep adding to it each time you cook. Make sure that you save the ends of carrots and the stalks of broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus etc. When the bag is full, empty into a saucepan, cover with water and add your favourite herbs and spices. Bring to a boil then simmer for an hour. Strain the broth through a sieve, leave to cool then pour into Kilner jars. Store them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy.
  • Store any unused sauces in Kilner® jars in the fridge. When stored this way they should keep for up to a week.
  • Freeze any leftovers instead of throwing them away and you have a quick meal to eat when you are short of time.

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