It’s Day 1 of our latest Tenner Week challenge and today’s activity is making a menu for the week.
Have a look around for any leftovers and perishable goods, and check when they’ll need to be eaten by. If you can’t eat them right away, think of other ways to avoid waste such as freezing them.
To make the most of leftovers, try the LoveFoodHateWaste website for inspiration and information. If you prefer apps, try the leftovers recipes and ideas on the LoveFoodHateWaste app, or the Love Your Leftovers app.
Next, look at your diary, and work out when you’ll be out in the evening, coming home late from work, or taking it easy with time on your hands. Sketch out a menu for the week, including:
If possible, try to include five portions of vegetables or fruits each day as well. For more inspiration, browse a few recipe sites and blogs such as the ones below:
- Change4Life recipe finder
What I’m up to
I’ll be planning my menu with the contents of my fridge and freezer, the fruit bowl, the spice rack and the baking box. There’s also some cous cous and noodles, and tins of fruit and vegetables, so we should be ok.
Over to you
How are you getting on so far? Is there anything in the week’s schedule that you’re looking forward to, or worried about?