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Family-friendly recipes that help reduce food waste and incorporate eco-friendly practices.

21 (+71) Ways To Use Up Extra Tomatoes and Reduce Food Waste

Wondering what to do with extra tomatoes this time of year? Here are 92 ways to use tomatoes to ensure the season’s bounty doesn’t go to waste. Right now, our garden is overflowing with tomatoes. I planted several cherry tomato plants and found four more plants that “planted themselves” when they popped up from last …

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Homemade Applesauce (and a Shout Out To Grandmas)

Try this super easy and healthy zero waste homemade applesauce to please your palette and your crew. Cinnamon also optional! Read on for simple instructions and a little more about our best resources for zero waste lifestyle advice. This is part of a series, Simply Relish, about using simple recipes to reduce waste in the …

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12 Easy & Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes

Got butternut squash? Me too! With a half dozen butternut squashes from our garden and produce box, we have had lots of opportunities to make butternut squash recipes. Here are a few of my favorite healthy butternut squash recipes I found to use up butternut squash. Let’s be sure to make the most of our …

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Real Life Low Waste Meal Plan | Aug 16

This was our first week back home after a couple of weeks spent mostly out of town, which meant we ate LOTS of leftovers and miscellaneous mashups before leaving to empty our fridge as much as possible Our menu this week was pretty simple, compromised mostly of chicken (cooked once and used a variety of …

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9 Ways We Use Up Our Rescued Produce Box

Not sure if you’d use a rescued produce box subscription? Here are nine ways we ensure that our rescued produce box from Misfits Market doesn’t go to waste. After we started purchasing produce through Misfits Market, I received many questions about how we ensure we use up everything when we don’t know what is coming …

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