The average U.S. household wastes 31.9% of it's food every year, costing an estimated $1,866
The time of year for gyms to get busier and diets to get stricter is upon us–nothing motivates a lifestyle change quite like the new years. If you're planning to add more healthy food into your diet, make sure you set time aside to plan your meals and figure out how much fresh produce you’ll actually have time to use before they spoil.
Buying too much produce is a common occurrence with costly repercussions. A recent study found that the average U.S. household wastes 31.9% of its food every year, costing an estimated $1,866 and totaling $240 billion nationally. The study also found that those with healthier diets consisting of perishable fruits and vegetables tend to waste more food.
Meal planning and prepping not only helps you waste less, but it also helps you stay on track with eating healthy! Part of this includes thoroughly reviewing the recipes you’ll be following before purchasing all of the ingredients. Observe the serving sizes and the nutritional content of each portion; some online recipes have large serving sizes where a single serving is more like two or three servings. Or, you may find that prepping a million vegetables for one meal is a bit too time consuming for your schedule.
The easiest way to reduce your food waste is to grow your own healthy food. Home-grown microgreens will stay fresh until cut and only take seven days to grow with ingarden, where they’re also grown autonomously for a hassle-free experience. You’ll be able to harvest however many microgreens you need, as you need them.
ingarden has a neutral carbon footprint and an eco-friendly design so you can grow healthy food without the environmental costs.
Even better, microgreens grown with ingarden have 2150% more nutritional value than their full-grown vegetable counterparts, are non-GMO, organic and sustainably grown. They’re a healthy and eco-friendly alternative to store-bought veggies.
You can avoid running out of microgreens and better support a healthy, sustainable lifestyle with our monthly, 3-month, 6-month or annual supply subscription plans.
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