Did you know: A few simple tricks help us handle our resources and our food with greater care, from planning our shopping and preparation methods, to using up leftovers. A lot of foods are discarded too quickly, despite being extremely versatile! When correctly stored, foods last longer. And if there's too much, leftovers can be transformed into delicious dishes with a few small steps.
OUR TIPS FOR FOOD SAVERS
Careful use of foods starts with your shopping trip, or rather, with planning your shop. First of all, look at which foods you have at home, and what needs to be used up soon. If you don't have a recipe already in mind, simply enter the ingredients at fooby.ch or in the FOOBY app and suitable recipes will be shown to you.
Chilled, perishable foods display a use-by date. They should be consumed by the date indicated at the latest. Less sensitive products, however, are labelled with a best-before date. If this date has passed, that doesn't mean the food is no longer safe to eat. It simply means the manufacturer no longer gives a guarantee of typical characteristics, such as flavour, appearance, or consistency.
lots of fruit and vegetables are sold individually and unpackaged. For loose foods, there are reusable fabric bags in almost every Coop which are a sustainable alternative to disposable bags.
Responsible use of foods is also worthwhile when cooking: ideally, you should prepare smaller portions, unless you're planning a few days ahead. When serving, it's better to come back for seconds than to leave a half-full plate.
|Pasta (uncooked)||120 g||80 g|
|Rice (uncooked)||80 g||60 g|
|Potatoes||300 g||180 g|
|Quinoa (uncooked)||80 g||60 g|
|Lentils (uncooked)||100 g||70 g|
(Standard values per person)
Eyes bigger than tummy? When properly chilled and sealed in an airtight container, prepared dishes can be kept for a few days and incorporated in new dishes, or taken with you when you're out and about.
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