I’m sure if you take a peek into your fridge or cupboards, you will find some food that is on the verge of going bad. According to the National Zero Waste Council, in 2022, Canadians threw away 63% of food they could have eaten. That’s a lot of money being tossed out the window due to food spoilage. Fortunately, there are ways to bring your almost spoiled food back to life and prevent the money you worked so hard for from ending up in the landfill.
Picture this: You are shopping at the grocery store with the intention of eating healthily, and consequently, end up buying an excessive amount of greens. However, once you come home, your interest in sustaining a healthy diet has faded and you end up burying your greens far back in your fridge hoping they will magically disappear. Unfortunately, they are not going anywhere and you are missing out on all the health benefits these vegetables have to offer! Leafy greens like kale and spinach can be added to your daily smoothies to add some extra nutrients. Best of all, you won’t even taste them. These greens can also freeze well by placing them in a freezer-safe bag.
Bananas are one of the most common fruits to be thrown out as they turn brown in just a couple of days. However, these bananas make the most delicious banana bread. Here is an amazing kosher recipe for banana bread that will turn your almost spoiled bananas into the most delicious dessert. Likewise, bananas can be easily frozen and used in your smoothies for months to follow. It will make your smoothie so delicious and creamy! All you need to do to freeze bananas is to peel and cut them into small slices, and place them into a freezer safe bag. It’s as simple as that!
What do you do with overripe lemons? You make lemonade! All you need to do is squeeze your lemons into a jug and add some water and sugar to sweeten it. I recommend squeezing your lemons over a strainer to prevent any seeds from ending up in your lemonade. If you have an excessive amount of overripe lemons, perhaps consider opening up a lemonade stand and making some extra cash! Bet you never thought your almost spoiled food can make you some money.
These are only a couple of examples of the countless incredible things you can do with your almost spoiled food. Your almost spoiled food is just that, ALMOST spoiled. It can still be put to good use and does not have to be thrown out. Click here to see more amazing tips and tricks with what you can do with food that would otherwise find a new home in your garbage.