Thanksgiving may be behind us, but big food-centric gatherings with friends and family are just beginning. One thing that’s always struck me about holiday parties is how much food ends up wasted at the end of the evening. Not only is wasting food bad for the planet, it’s bad for our wallets. Tossing out food is just like throwing money straight into the trash, and who can afford to do that?
Of course, I’m not saying you shouldn’t have tasty food at your holiday gatherings! You can still have treats – even an abundance of them! – and reduce the amount that ends up getting tossed. The trick is a little bit of planning up front and a little bit more when you’re packing up those leftovers.
On the next page, check out some simple ways to waste less food over the holidays!