Waste not, want not

Ways to use food that might otherwise get thrown out

A 2012 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council discovered that Americans waste about 33 pounds of food per person per month. Canada’s Best Health Magazine recently offered some tips to lessen that waste:

• Buy less: Buy one-third less food than you usually do, and only enough produce for the next few days.

• Play with recipes: Recipes commonly call for small amounts of vegetables and herbs, but your meal will improve if you toss it all in (rather than refrigerate the remainder).

• Pick some favorites: Have go-to recipes that use the abundance of leftover bits you usually toss.