Smart Prep

Woman Chopping Vegetables

Don’t just pick it and forget it. Food not being consumed before it spoils accounts for 2/3 of all household food waste. Prep your fruits and veggies as soon as you get home from your shopping trip. By prepping your food post-shopping, it will be easier to whip up meals later in the week, saving time effort, and money. 


Tips for Prepping Food: Follow these three steps for prepping in advance to prevent food waste.

How to Use Citrus Peels: We love our Citrus! When prepping vegetables and fruits there are some parts we consider inedible. Check out this citrus infographic to learn ways to get one more use out of those peels.

Cooking Tips Video for Saving Food (below): Chef Instructor Nathan Sartain and some St Paul College culinary arts students created this instructional video on prepping food to make the maximize consumption and minimize waste. He also provides us  with some ways to turn scraps in to meals! If have corn cob food waste, then this is the video for you!

Last Edited: August 24, 2023