Woman Shopping Fridge and making a list

Smart Shopping. Shop the Kitchen First.

Did you know that your shopping habits can influence how much food waste you produce?

A shopping list is a great way to prevent food waste. When making your list, shop your fridge and cupboards first, then make a meal plan and shopping list to avoid buying food that you already have at home. 


  • Shopping List: Use this to help you plan your grocery store visits in advance by shopping the kitchen first.
  • How to use bananas and banana peels: Find some unexpected ways to use up your old bananas and banana peels! 
  • Video (below) from King County Washington with suggestions on how to reduce food waste while you shop. 

Last Edited: August 24, 2023