Don’t you just hate throwing away food? I do, can’t stand it. It’s such a waste, not just for myself and my money, but for the world in general. Did you know that about half (half!!) of the world’s produce gets thrown away. Not just by consumers who buy food and end up not eating it, but by supermarkets, wholesalers and producers as well. That’s a lot of food, especially when there are so much talk about how little food we are producing and how many people around the world are not getting any food at all. Therefore, plan your food, write a list and go shopping. And then, wait for it, wait for iiiiiiiiiit, you cook and you eat!
Here I think this marvellous quote fits in (I think Winston Churchill said this, he was a pretty smart man):
So, how do you do this planning thing? You try not to make it too complicated. You don’t find the most amazing recipes you have always wanted to try from Donna Hay (we are talking fast and easy weeknight dinners here). You don’t find recipes that require 30 different types of fresh herbs. You need to; Keep.It.Simple. That is key. The simpler the better. There is a reason why Meat&2Veg is one of the most popular dinners around the world (or maybe that’s just in Norway?!). It’s simple, tasty and full of nutrition. Especially if you mix up the vegies every night and possibly add some rice/potatoes/pasta if that’s your thing. Doesn’t sound to complicated does it?
My plan this week (that already failed because I went to Aldi to do my groceries this afternoon and they didn’t have half of the stuff I needed, so I need to do more shopping! Make sure you go to a supermarket that stocks everything you need. So tonight, I am just being creative with some chicken, mushrooms, bacon, onion and sour cream. Sounds yummy doesn’t it?!) is pretty straight forward;
- Monday ~ Low-Carb Cheesy Pizza (no, not anymore, I am now having chicken something)
- Tuesday ~ Chicken and Coconut Stew
- Wednesday ~ Baked Cauliflower with Chicken and Sour Cream
- Thursday ~ Salad topped with Tunamix (got no better name for it…)
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday ~ No plans, because I will probably not be home
I can’t plan weekends, because they never end up being what I thought they would be. So, I’ve figured if I don’t shop for the weekends, I avoid throwing away a lot of food (I always have more time for shopping/cooking on weekends anyway). Also, if you make sure you make a lot, you can always bring some for lunch the following day, so you’ll save the time for extra cooking or you’ll save the extra money spent on lunch. It’s a winner!
That doesn’t look to hard does it? Have fun planning and making lists (I love lists!)! 🙂