Here’s a rundown of the pointers to keep in mind:
1. Make a weekly meal plan
Before you head to the supermarket, map out what you’ll be eating each day.
2. Eat the food that expires soonest first
And organize your fridge accordingly, with the oldest perishables up front.
3. Skip pricier cuts of meat
Think chicken thighs and wings over chicken breasts.
4. Learn to read food labels
By knowing the difference between “sell by” and “use by,” you’ll cut down on food that’s tossed too soon.
5. Choose multipurpose ingredients
Opt for versatile foods you can work into several meals as part of your weekly plan.
6. Flip your dining-out routine
Restaurants may be more likely to offer discounts early in the week.
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