Smart food choices to reduce your carbon footprint

Smart food choices to reduce your carbon footprint

Australians throw out up to 20% of the food they purchase. This works out to be about $1,036 worth of groceries per household each year.

That’s hard-earned money that could have gone to rates, electricity – you name it… thrown away.

Wasting money is one thing; but the other, and, more concerning side of food wastage, is the huge impact it has on the environment.

Wasting food significantly drains natural resources and it needlessly produces greenhouse gas emissions – contributing to global warming and climate change.

To minimise your impact on the environment, strive to be smarter with your food choices and seek out ways to prevent wastage in your home.

To start, think about why so much food goes to waste in your home.

Is it that you buy too many groceries and end up throwing excess food out at the end of the week?

Perhaps you bought the right amount of food, but ended up eating out because you weren’t in the mood for cooking?

Or do you often forget to check what you have in the pantry and fridge before you go to the shops – and end up doubling up on certain items?

All three scenarios lead to wilted leftovers in the fridge, and good food going to the landfill.

One sure way to avoid throwing away food is by choosing ready-made meals that are snap frozen and portion controlled so you only buy and eat what you need.

There’s no need to continually buy fresh ingredients and cook your own meals when Gourmet Meals has a varied menu packed with great tasting meals that are nutritionally balanced and taste just like home cooking.

At Gourmet Meals, we are passionate about minimising food wastage. Nothing is wasted. All the ingredients we buy in are used up to produce the individual meals, which are snap frozen in order to retain all their freshness, nutrients and flavours. Freezing leaves the goodness intact, which means that what you buy you can keep frozen until you are ready to consume it ensuring there is no wastage for you either.

Furthermore, any seconds or surplus meals are donated to Rosies, a local charity, feeding those in need.

Check out our wide range of healthy meals that can be delivered to your door and put a stop to food wastage in your home. 

Tags: Food Wastage, Frozen Meals, Gluten Free Meals Delivered, Frozen Meals Delivered

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