THROW $100 AWAY per MONTH!

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The average U.S. Family of four spends about $900 per month or more on groceries* and roughly one third of those groceries is fresh produce, ..or $300. Of all the food we throw away, fresh produce ranks pretty high, so if we toss 30-40% of our food away**, veggies are up there but let's say we throw away 40% of our fresh produce, that's still $120/month.

Don't you think that is motivation enough to change how we are handling our vegetables once they come from the grocery store?  I think so.. After giving it some thought, I decided to make a list of best ways to NOT have so much vegetable waste in our home... This list will hopefully Grow and it also is creating some of the topics for my Blog entries where I'll discuss more in-depth: the how and why.

     Four Suggestions ~ To Not Throw Vegetables Away in Your Home:
1     Close up the Plastic Bags to keep Moisture in.
2     Be Inclusive, don't throw away odd shaped food.
3     Eat the Peel, too.
4     Don't cut up the produce until just before serving.
5   (more to come....)

*      http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/CostofFoodMar2015.pdf
**    Additional source:"The Natural Resources Defense Council's report said Americans discard 40 percent of their food supply every year, and the average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to $2,275 annually (2012 dollars) in food."  **http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/food-waste-americans-throw-away-food-study_n_1819340.html