Buying seasonal produce benefits you in so many ways. First, you end up consuming a wider variety of food over the course of the year. You also save more by buying produce at their peak, ergo their cheapest. And when you buy locally, you can also support food producers in your community.
Australians throw away as much as one of every five bags of groceries they purchase, according to Foodwise. So think twice before discarding food—and your money. Turn leftover milk into quick pancakes or waffles with other pantry staples. Grate and freeze cheese for use later. Make stale bread into delicious pudding. Stir in yoghurt in marinades to help tenderise meat. There are so many possibilities with a bit of imagination.
Cooking—from prep to cleaning up—takes a lot of time. Many feel like they can't be bothered to put in the effort when there are more convenient options. But by simply cooking twice or thrice the amount you normally would, you can have delicious leftovers to enjoy any day.
Unlock the potential of your pantry. Find recipes that you can adapt to what you already have in sitting in your cupboard or fridge. Make pilaf with cooked or raw vegetables, toss noodles with chopped meat and veg, create tortilla fillings with an assortment of fresh or canned food. Keep it simple and quick.