What we eat and drink has an impact on the health of the planet.
Factors such as farming methods, use of pesticides/fertilisers, what is fed to our livestock and more can affect the environmental impact of the food we buy and eat.
Therefore, it’s important to keep sustainability in mind.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started on more environmentally friendly food choices, and to help reduce your overall food waste.
- Plan your meals out each week so you know what items you already have in, and what you need to purchase. It’s all too easy to go shopping and buy foods that don’t create meals when you go without a plan.
- Cook your favourite meals in bulk and freeze them. Sometimes, when you’ve had a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend 45 minutes prepping and cooking. Frozen meals mean you can have an easy dinner that is also homemade and better for you!
- Subscribe to a veg box scheme that delivers seasonal produce right to your door! These subscriptions provide local produce, not only helping the environment but also helping the businesses surrounding you too!
- Cut down on the amount of meat and dairy that you eat and buy. Supermarkets are selling more and more plant-based alternatives, and cafes/restaurants are bringing out more options in their menus making it much more accessible. One simple trick is swapping a drained tin of lentils for half your usual mince for Bolognese.
- Buy sustainably-sourced fish from your local fishmonger. Check out Operation Ocean Witness, a campaign by Greenpeace to stop industrial fishing and support local communities.
Have you already made changes to reduce on waste? Let us know your top tips!