The final week of the Waste Nothing Challenge and I have learned so much. Sometimes, the greatest way to save money is to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. To stretch your creativity.
Of course, to really waste nothing, it helps to have the right tools.
Do you ever wonder how much peanut butter you have thrown away simply because you could not get it out of the jar with your butter knife? Am I the only one who thinks about that kind of stuff?
About a year ago, I stopped using spoons to scrape out cans and knives to empty the contents of jars. I use a skinny silicone scraper instead.
Quickly, my mind became set to one fact: Every frugal kitchen needs a silicone scraper. Honestly, I have been able to butter and entire sandwich from the remnants my knife could not reach. Considering we go through a jar of peanut butter every two weeks, that adds up to a lot of sandwiches.
What did I throw out?
- 1/2 bag of baby spinach
- 2 half bags of salad (Why do I keep buying salad if we keep tossing it?)
- 1 forgotten strawberry
Total waste from Week Three: about $2.75
What did you toss in the trash this week?
BLOGGERS: Now, it is your turn. Do you have a post related to food waste? Do you have a creative tip for rescuing produce past its prime? Did a glance in your produce bins inspire a new recipe? Link it up! A link back would be an awesome gesture or feel free to use my button.