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USE IT DON’T LOSE IT

We each throw away nearly a trolley’s worth of shopping every month! Nutrition editor Amanda Ursell helps you stop the waste and spare the cash

IT’S A SHOCKING AMOUNT OF money to squander, but according to Love Food Hate Waste, the average UK household throws away £470 worth of food a year. That’s the equivalent of a posh UK mini break for two or a new spring wardrobe. This figure rises to £700 for families with two children living at home.

The first things to end up in the bin? Perishables such as fruit and veg, bread and milk. Then there are the wilting greens in the fridge drawer, the past-it packets in the cupboard, and the forgotten containers of leftover suppers intended for lunch or the freezer that never make their destination.

And it’s not just food we’re wasting – think of the water, energy, fuel and packaging that go into getting those ingredients to us in the first place. If you recognise the scenario and would like to curb your spend, it’s time for a new strategy…

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Get the health ‘cheats’ that work wonders in the May issue of Healthy Food Guide! We reveal six ways to get your metabolism working harder to help you burn more calories, share smart budget cooking tips to help cut down on waste, and give you new versatile veg ideas to help whittle your waist. Plus, we launch the #HFGsugarchallenge to arm you with ideas on trimming the excess, and help you get back in the saddle with our expert guide to cycling. Find it all in the latest issue, available to download now.
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