Save Your Food, Save Your Money
We’ve all heard it: “There are starving children in Africa!” And while this is one very good reason to not be wasteful of food, there’s another one – your budget.
Being conservative with food consumption habits can also be very beneficial to your savings account. And since there are many ways to save food or get the most our of your meals, this means you will be buying less food and consequently saving more money.
Bingo. You win.
So, to help you put more money in the bank, we found these tips to help you start being less wasteful with food and more conscious of your budget.
Food in this country is so abundant that we end up wasting about 40 percent of what’s produced — even when we clean our plates.
Are you a member of the Clean Plate Club? Science says you probably are. A study published this year by Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab and author of the book “Mindless Eating,” found that the average adult eats 92 percent of what they put on their plate.