Small Lifestyle Changes You Can Do For a Better World
2022 is here. With the new year, you must have several resolutions lined up. Instead of limiting yourself to personal goals, why not add into the list some small lifestyle changes that contribute to a sustainable world.
1. Group Buy your Groceries
Group buying groceries literally mean just that but what can you gain from it? For starters, bulk buying groceries give you easy access to market inventory at affordable prices. Even better, when you join a group buy, you’re giving ugly produce a chance. While not the most aesthetically pleasing, they are just as nutritious as their counterparts. Buying ugly produce will save them from inevitable disposal and help reduce the global food waste problem.
2. Optimize your food storage
A fridge packed full of grocery items looks disorganized and not to mention very costly in energy. To avoid food spoilage and ensure sanitary conditions for your food, employ the FIFO (First In First Out) method. It simply means using first the food you first bought. It saves you precious time and energy.
3. Plan your meals
Another goal in helping you be more organized has to do with your meal cycles. If you prepare in advance what you’re going to eat for a week, you can readily determine the list of ingredients and their quantities that you need to order.
4. Be conscious of serving sizes
While it may seem like a no-brainer, food waste is still rampant nowadays. Only cook or serve what you and your family can finish. There are plenty of pictographs online to check the appropriate portion for every food variety to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients.
5. Be resourceful with your ingredients
Leftovers don’t always have to go straight to the trash. There are plenty of recipes that make use of simple ingredients easily found in your kitchen.
6. Go natural in your waste disposal and home cleaning products
If you’re not a fan of using leftover ingredients, you can still use them to freshen up your waste disposal and even as natural cleaning agents.
Food waste is a major problem that’s been around for years. Share these useful tips with your family, friends, and others in the community. Ending food waste starts at home. Raise social awareness now for every small action we take matters. Something as small as proper food storage can make all the difference.