Thursday, 10 November 2011

Top 5 foody waste (and money) saver websites

Our top 5 foody waste saver websites

1. Ok, if you’ve been a regular on this blog you’ll have heard us bang on about how great Love Food Hate Waste’s website is – but that’s just it, it IS! I especially recommend the party planner, where you can specify how many people are visiting and how long for, to plan the amount of party nibbles to provide. But please let us upload more recipes soon…

2. However as another tasty treat for the regulars why not have a look at Scotland’s version I especially like the recipe section, which has a recipe finder for you to type in your ingredients to use up.

3. One of the best parts of the Love Food Hate Waste webpages is the meal planner, but I think that the NHS have actually cracked it on their 5 a day planner.

Not only can you drag and drop all your favourite recipes, but you can do it for a whole week, print off the plan, as well as the recipes, and plus count up lots of healthy eating points too! If we're planning our meals for the week ahead we're much less likely to have lurking items forgotten about in the fridge.

4. Can I keep yoghurt in the freezer? How long for? How do I blanche? All the answers to these questions and so much more, can be found at They brand themselves as Your Ultimate ShelfLife Guide, and I tend to agree.
It’s an essential guide to safe storage of every food type you’ve ever thought of.

5. Premeditated Leftovers is a blog from an American homemaker mum, filled with recipes and brilliant tips for being frugal with your food. You can sign up for regular updates or just pop in for a visit at


  1. Thanks for the mention! I am honored to be included on this list!

  2. Wow, these are some great resources. I especially like the Love Food Hate Waste portion information ... made me feel good because, at least with potatoes, we prepare far less than the recommended portion size. Yay! I also really like the recipe links you've provided ... great tool for those things lurking in the refrigerator which we don't know what to do with ... also great for those times when we're just plain uninspired. Thanks so much!

    1. You're very welcome! I also prepare less than some of the portions recommended eg. rice and pasta I estimate 2oz per person. It's all about getting to know your own appetites and measuring tools I believe. :)