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11 Tricks to Save Your Food from the Trash

If you want to budget successfully, then you need to make sure that you waste nothing. But being this frugal means you need to have some tricks up your sleeve! These clever tips creatively solve age-old problems to ensure that nothing ends up in the garbage unnecessarily.

 

1. Banana Bread
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If you find your bananas become overripe, pop them in the freezer and save them until you have enough to make banana bread. When they defrost, they'll be mushy and ready for baking.

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2. Berries

food tricksKeep your berries fresher by simply dipping them in vinegar before you refrigerate them. This works for strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, blackberries and blueberries.

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3. Stale bread
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No need to waste bread that's reaching its expiration date. Use stale bread to make croutons for soup or salad.

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4. Sprouting potatoes

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Onions cause potatoes to sprout quicker, so don't store them in the same place. On the other hand, if you add an apple to the potato sack, you can slow down the sprouting process.

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5. Mayonnaise
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Don't throw away your last bit of mayonnaise, turn it into instant salad dressing instead! Add olive oil, spices and fresh herbs or even some chopped onions. Put it all in a jar and shake.

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6. Chocolate sauce

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If you only have a drop of nut butter or chocolate sauce left, no need to waste it. Add cold or heated milk to the jar, stir and you've now got a tasty drink.

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7. Herbs

food tricksFreeze excess herbs in butter or olive oil before they go bad. Defrost and use for recipes that require oil to start.

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8. Syrups

food tricksCoat your measuring cups with oil before pouring syrups and other sticky substances. The oil will stop the syrup from clinging to the measuring cups and you can have accurate measurements rather than wasted ingredients.

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9. Onions
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Storing your onions in pantyhose can make them last much longer - up to 8 months in fact!

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10. Nut butters

food tricksPrevent a thick line of oil from resting at the top of your natural butter by storing the jar upside down. The oil will stay at the bottom of the jar and the last bit of your butter won't dry out and cleave to the base of the jar.

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11. Bananas
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Prevent your fresh bananas from becoming brown too soon by wrapping the stems in plastic wrap.

 

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