Every Friday I link up with The Frugal Girl for Food Waste Friday. I’ve been environmentally conscious about food waste since I was in college and this is a great way for me to keep tabs on what we waste in our house.
We almost had zero waste this week again! We were so close.
I threw away 2 oranges and a few rotten strawberries
Remember those clementines I complained about last week? I had to throw two of them away because they calcified in my fridge. They were rock solid and there was no saving the poor guys. I bought a container of strawberries on Monday and 2 or 3 of them were already rotting by the time we opened them for breakfast on Tuesday. I wish I’d selected them more carefully, I hate throwing away new food!
orange infused honey
I finally used up the rest of the clementines in a honey for tea. I was this close to tossing them out when I remembered my lemon honey and decided to do the same thing with clementines. I can’t wait to add the honey and a slice of orange to my daily cup of tea. I’m hoping this will give my immune system a boost for Fall flu season.
repurposed snack bars into snack balls
I attempted to make a “healthy” version of Rice Crispie treats with Cheerios. I wanted to sub something in for marshmallows and didn’t want to use corn syrup so I tried honey and flax instead. Yeah, don’t do that. It totally did NOT work out. I ended up added all sorts of stuff to the mix including peanut putter and wheat germ. Luckily, Robert still loves the taste of these things. After getting a bit sad about my failure, I decided to repurpose my bars into balls. Wouldn’t you know, they had the perfect consistency for snack balls. I rolled them in coconut for a little extra flavor. Don’t expect a recipe anytime soon as I doubt I’ll ever attempt to make a healthy snack bar again. I’m thrilled I was able to use them and didn’t have to toss the whole batch!
How did you do this week? Please share!
Next week from September 1st-7th is Zero Waste Week 2014. It is out of the UK, but that doesn’t mean we can’t challenge ourselves in the USA! Please join the challenge.