Excerpt from John Joseph's Quick Guide to Healthy Eats On the Cheap

Americans waste more food than any nation on earth. An estimated 1,400 calories of food per person every single fucking day of the year.

That’s right, according to a report in 2012 by the National Resources Defense Council, the average American tosses about 25 percent of food and beverages purchased. For a family of four, the money wasted could total from $1,365 to $2,275. Food spending as a percentage of the overall budget has decreased dramatically over the last few decades, but it’s still the third-largest expense for
a household.

Food waste can impact more than just your food budget. Farming requires a great deal of water, energy and resources in order to bring food to your local grocery store. That means that waste can create demand for more resources—resources that might be cheaper to you if used less in food production. Gas would be one such resource that comes to mind. Oh and speaking of natural resources the meat, dairy, fish, egg and poultry industries use a fucking astronomical amount of them so switching to a plant-based diet once again is the solution to fix that problem as well.

Bottom line: A little bit of effort in minimizing waste could have big implications in reducing your family budget.

Storage: Not only is organization useful in making purchases, but it is also useful in how you store your food purchases. Money is easily wasted when food goes rotten or items are lost in massive unorganized pantries. Work storage into your purchasing plans and put every item in its place the day you buy it. It’s also a good idea to take a look at the pantry before writing up your list. This helps minimize situations where you are buying food you already have stocked.

• Raw nuts and flours should be kept in the refrigerator to last longer without going rancid.
• Line your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. They’ll absorb excess moisture which will help keep produce longer.
• To repel bugs, place a bay leaf in containers of rice, flour andpastas.
• Buy and keep bananas separated from one another, they spoil slower.
• Keep organic citrus in the fridge it last for two weeks
• Use pulp for your juicer for breads, soups, and more
• Don’t wash any organic leafy greens or berries until you are ready to use them
• Eat less America. Duh. Do it by making smaller portions and using smaller plates
• Many spices and fresh herbs fight disease in the body. Things like turmeric, ginger, oregano, basil, nutmeg, rosemary, cinnamon and others have amazing healing properties. They also lose potency over time so always buy them in small amounts, basically what you need for you meals, shakes or whatever that week. Make sense? Of course it does Einstein.
• Compost all your organic waste to put valuable nutrients back into the garden I’m about to school you on having.

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AuthorJohn Joseph