It was 7 am, and a young and hungry girl was combing through her fridge for some semblance of lunch for work, a spring lunch at that….
Because Spring is here! It’s official. To celebrate, I really wanted a fresh caprese salad. with fresh basil. I didn’t have any basil, but I did have the most delicious fresh mozzarella from a local farm. And tomatoes!
I am trying to stop wasting food. Over the last year I have done pretty well to reduce my waste, but I would like to send it packing for good. The inspiration? The One Dollar Diet Project. Haven’t heard of it? Check it out here: One Dollar Diet Project.
Luckily today was the perfect way to try and reduce my food waste because I got to use up a few different items:
1 large tomato, 3.5 oz fresh mozzarella, a splash of balsamic vinegar. I also had about 100 g of baby carrots (I prefer adult carrots, but I am saving them for sauce I am making tonight!) and 2 tbs Sabra hummus (my dad would probs be disappointed to know I often buy my hummus instead of making it)
This meal was pretty high in fat, but very filling and delicious.
Fat: 26 g
Carbs: 30 g
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 23 g
Do you ever waste food? If so, what? My biggest culprits are: bananas, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. You know, a lot of our parents and grandparents grew up during wartime and a time where food was not abundant the way it is now. How many of your parents have refused to throw away bread, no matter how stale it was? It is sad how often we waste food, or forget to be appreciative of the foods we have. I am really going to make it a goal of mine to waste less. (Once I live with PB, the infamous “leftovers in a wrap” guy, this task will become much easier). For now, I will try and do better to only buy what I need, when I need it. How do you reduce food waste?