Yes, the holiday season has returned and our fridges are packed full of festive food and goodies.
We love Christmas – especially all the wonderful food. But it’s also the time of year when massive amounts of food are wasted because we’ve bought just too much – and stuff is so easily forgotten at the back of your fridge! The EatBy App is the ideal tool that will help you keep track of your food over the Christmas period and into the New Year. We’ve made some seriously good updates to the app this year to help you get organised. Our mission is to help you save money and reduce the amount of food we all waste.
But don’t forget that the EatBy App is not just for Christmas! Using the app consistently as your shopping list and kitchen inventory throughout the year will help to save enough money to pay for next year’s festive menu.
Here’s some great tips to help you save money and waste less food this year.
Remember your freezer?
Uneaten food will remain fresh for much longer in your freezer. Unopened freezable food can be frozen any time before the Use By or expiry date. Don’t let food go bad in the fridge when it could be frozen. The EatBy App will remind you when food is expiring in the fridge. It might be the ideal time to freeze it. Always check the packaging – but most fresh food – Including the leftovers of that massive Christmas selection of cheeses – can be frozen and used later. You can update food in your app to show that it’s now in the freezer so you don’t forget it in there. If you put cooked or fresh food into freezer bags remember to also write on the bag with a marker pen so you can see what it is and when you put it into the freezer.
Cooking with leftovers is brilliant!
Fry up those leftover vegetables in a Bubble and Squeak – chopped cooked brussel sprouts are especially good in a bubble and squeak. Served with parched egg and bacon it’s delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Bread and butter pudding can be made with leftover cake for an especially indulgent and delicious pudding. Just replace the stale bread with stale sponge cake or stollen! Honestly – it’s amazing.
One of the Eatby App’s new features is a recipe finder that shows delicious recipes to use up leftover food.
Share your food.
If you have more food than you can eat – invite friends and family over to help you eat it – the more the merrier in our book!
There are also some great food sharing apps around such as Olio in the UK. – Christmas is a time for sharing, after all.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a fabulous New Year,
Steff, Barbara and the rest of the EatBy App team.
Our Bubble and Squeak recipe can be found here…
Our bread and butter pudding recipe can be found here…