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    Just 26 Products That'll Help Prevent Food Waste

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    1. Eat It Up!: 150 Recipes to Use Every Bit and Enjoy Every Bite of the Food You Buy by Sherri Brooks Vinton tells you how to use your dinner leftovers, produce scraps, and your "last lick of jam" to make a delicious home-cooked meal. You can save yourself a trip to the grocery store, $$$, and get the most out of every inch of your food.

    Front cover of book
    Da Capo Lifelong Books

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $18.99, or check your local library

    2. Reusable silicone food storage bags to extend the shelf life of anything you put in it β€” liquids, produce, leftovers! These anti-microbial pouches are sealed tight so moisture won't ruin your fresh veggies, plus they can also be tossed in the freezer or microwave without leaking or getting freezer-burned. The likelihood of your meal prep going in your belly instead of spoiled and in the trash just went up.

    The Absolute Kitchen / Etsy

    The Absolute Kitchen is a woman-owned small business based in Texas. They sell silicone food storage bags and covers.

    Promising review: "Trying to be more eco-friendly and these silicone ziplock bags were a great addition to my everyday life! Perfect for soups, sauces, fruits, vegetables, and left overs. Easy to clean and use, and the clear bag makes it so convenient to see what is inside. Much better than using throw away plastic ziplock bags. This is a definite must add if you're trying to integrate zero food waste to your everyday kitchen life." β€”lily kihune

    Get a seven-pack from The Absolute Kitchen on Etsy for $35.99 (originally $39.99).

    3. Reusable silicone food savers because sliced fruits and veggies have a shelf-life of 2.5 seconds. Stretch and seal these eco-friendly huggers around your food or bottles and they'll preserve your produce even better than plastic wrap or foil sans hassle β€” no rips, tears, or constant repurchasing.

    Food huggers in use on a bottle and vegetables

    Promising review: "These look so pretty in your fridge, and they have really saved me a lot of money from #1 throwing away less food and #2 not buying plastic wrap to use once and throw away. They really work and keep food fresh for a long time. I think they may even work better than plastic wrap which I can never get to stick anyway. They clean up easily and store nested in each other so they don't take up much space. The fact they are cheerful bright colors is just a bonus. I may order a second set in different colors!" β€”mel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three colors).

    4. A reusable bread bag to keep your loaf from becoming hard enough to chip a tooth. Stuffing a baguette in this bag ensures it retains moisture and doesn't go stale, so you can enjoy your two day old bread as much as Emily in Paris enjoyed that first bite of ~pain au chocolat.~

    Green City Living / Etsy

    Green City Living is a small Woman-owned business based out of Denver, Colorado. They sell various eco-friendly home goods.

    Promising review: "If you’re looking for a really solid bread bag option this is IT. Love this bag! Keeps bread nice and moist, good size. The silicone zip tie, clip and humidifying tile are useful bonuses that are included." β€”mckannay

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $25.

    5. A brown bear sugar saver and softener made from food-safe durable clay that can keep your sugar, baked goods, spices, and snacks fresh. The bear absorbs all the moisture that can harden your baked goods and sugar β€” it only needs to be washed under water before being popping back in your sugar or cookie jar. Rinse, reuse, snack, and repeat!

    Brown sugar bear on table next to jar of sugar

    Promising review: "I really dislike waste, particularly food. I had a pound of rock hard brown sugar left. Then I saw this Brown Sugar Bear and gave it a shot. I soaked as directed then put it in my brown sugar container. It is now fluffy! Highly recommend!" β€”D Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three other styles).

    6. Rubbermaid produce saving containers β€” because before this, the only juicy fruit *I* knew that existed was gum. This nifty gadget slows down spoilage with a lid that uses a ventilation system to control the release of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Basically, get ready for consistently succulent berries.

    BuzzFeed/Natalie Brown

    Read our in-depth review on these produce saving containers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these! We buy only organic produce which does not tend to last very long and when you pay as much as we do for organic you don't want it going bad so fast. My favorite thing about these is that it keeps my lettuce crisp and fresh for weeks not days. I've been able to buy bunches of lettuce and keep them in the fridge for several weeks. I keep the second container for strawberries, asparagus, blueberries, etc., and it keeps them fresh for way longer now. Not only that but it prevents them from molding after only a few days so I'm not worried about having to eat my strawberries in two days now. Will definitely be buying more in the future. Totally worth every penny and super easy to wash and dry." β€”Jessica

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $33.18.

    7. A weekly meal planner so you can make sure each and every item you bought gets used before its expiration date. Putting your meals down on paper can help you keep stock of your inventory and make cooking seem less daunting β€” aka your sad spoiled produce won't have to see you order takeout for the fifth time this week.

    Weekly meal planner on marble table next to flowers
    Etsy/The Inspired Stories

    The Inspired Stories is a woman-owned small business based in London, United Kingdom. They sell stationery and lifestyle inspiration products.

    Get it from The Inspired Stories on Etsy for $15.03.

    8. Beeswax food wraps made from cotton, jojoba oil, beeswax, and pine resin. These all-natural quality ingredients will keep your fruits, nuts, liquids, leftovers, and oats intact for a long time without the use of any harmful preservatives.

    East Van Bees / Etsy

    Use these durable wraps to cover and seal any produce, bowl, jar, and bottle, then just hand wash them before reusing.

    East Van Bees is a small business based out of Vancouver, Canada. They sell beeswax based candles, soap, food wraps and honey. They also sell apparel, kitchen, beauty and home goods on their product page as well.

    Promising review: "I wanted to try these out before leaving a review. So far, we really like them. They are easy to clean and keep veggies and fruit from drying out in the refrigerator. We've wrapped up a cut lemon, tomato and watermelon and they were all still perfect after several days. They also stick well to glass/pyrex and mold well over dishes of marinating meat instead of using plastic wrap. They smell lovely as well. I asked for a foodie/kitchen type print and received a cute pineapple motif." β€”Robin Walker

    Get a three-pack from East Van Bees on Etsy for $16.34.

    9. A two-pack silicone soup cube tray for meal prepping, saving leftover soup, and broth. Each tray has four cells with four fill lines in each (Β½ cup, 1 cup, 125 mL, 250 mL) and it even comes with a lid to seal in odor and reduce the potential for leakage. But! Its best feature is that you can pop it in the oven (up to 415 degrees and without the lid!) straight from the freezer.

    Full frozen souper cube on table next to bowl of soup

    Promising review: "I wish I had known about these sooner. If you tend to make enough soup to feed an army, but it's just you and your small family then this product is perfect. I hate wasting good food, but I tend to cook WAYYY more than I need, especially when it comes to soups/stews. Now I can freeze my soup then pop out the cubes and store them in freezer bags so I can reuse the silicone mold. It's been a game changer." β€”Dana Martin Vachon

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $36.99.

    10. A Ninja personal blender that's perfect for groceries that are now too tart to eat raw but not past their expiration date. You can use this blender to jam overripe fruit or turn overripe vegetables into a salsa, so who just saved themselves some dough by making their own spread and dip? You did!

    Promising review: "I love it so much. I can even make perfect salsas and fast. I got rid of my regular blender because I didn't have to use it anymore. This personal blender does everything. I also didn't think it would hold much, but it does. I use it for shakes and smoothies everyday. Everything turns out perfect. Also, it's very easy to clean!" β€”Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    11. A vacuum sealer machine to preserve your food in the freezer for up to three years sans the freezer burn. You can also use it to marinate your meat and lock in flavor without worrying about it spoiling! Simply place the food of your choice in the included bags and follow the instructions to lock it in with an airtight seal.

    Vacuum sealer on wood table in use

    Promising review: "I live alone and got tired of wasting food. I started researching vacuum sealer systems and decided to get this one because it sounded small and simple. The sealer doesn’t take up much space, it looks great and it’s ridiculously easy to use. I am really glad that I got it and can see the value of being able to reseal bags of chips and other snacks. I can’t believe how much space is saved in the freezer when veggies are vacuum sealed before freezing." β€”Sharon K. Barrow

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99.

    12. A vegetable spiralizer because incorporating veggies into your fav meals can seem like a chore with all the prep required β€” and by the time you mentally prepare yourself to make your veggie heavy meal, they've spoiled in your fridge. Thankfully, this one step gadget with cutlery grade stainless-steel blades can turn a crunchy carrot into pasta in lightning speed before that happens.,

    Promising review: "I originally purchased this just to make zoodles. I have since expanded my use. I spiral cut vegetables for wraps, salads, sweet potato, and regular fries. I'm still experimenting! It's easy to use and easy to clean. Instructions are clear. I find I don't waste vegetables anymore." β€”patricia quinlan

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    13. Food saver sheets for a *truly* effortless way to prevent food waste. These little miracle sheets can help your fruits and veggies last two to four times longer than usual β€” just drop them anywhere your groceries are laid (in or outside the fridge!) and your part is done.,

    The food saver sheets are BPA-free, food-safe, chemical-free, and plastic-free. The review photo features an apple that was cut on a *Sunday* and was still fresh on *Tuesday* due to the food saver sheets.

    Promising review: "They work! I absolutely love these. I buy a ton of produce for myself and my kids regularly, so when I came across these I was thrilled. Although we go through our produce fairly quickly, I always get so anxious worrying about it going to waste because we didn’t eat or cook it soon enough. It makes me physically sick to throw food in the trash being that we have two kids and are on a budget, but I refuse to buy a bunch of processed junk that has a shelf life of 10 years. These have saved me from worrying so much about waste! We can actually enjoy our food and Mommy can relax." β€”Kirsten Livingston

    Get eight sheets from Amazon for $10.49.

    14. A food dehydrator to turn herbs and veggies that are near their expiration date into homemade powdered spices and crispy snacks.,

    Promising review: "I was looking for a way to extend and reduce food waste by turning leftover food into soup powders for long term storage. Awesome detailed instruction and recipe booklets." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.65.

    15. An "all out of" grocery note pad so you don't end up buying more of the same groceries that are actually buried toward the back of your fridge. This pad will ensure that you're feeding yourself more than you're feeding your trashcan.

    Note pad on wood table next to green pen

    Promising review: "I put these right on the front of the fridge. I tend to run to the grocery store for one thing I forgot and end up with a buggy full. I'm thinking this will surely save me trips to the store and money that I usually waste buying something else. There are extra lines to write in anything that's not listed. Perfect!" β€”CD

    Get it from Amazon for $6.36.

    16. A banana tree hanger because you were today years old when you found out that they actually last longer then stored this way. Bananas begin to release ethylene gas as soon as they're plucked from their tree which causes them to ripen! TL;DR: Hanging from this hook slows down their aging process so you can enjoy your bananas for more than just one day.

    Reviewer banana bunch hanging from from wire tree

    Promising review: "I love this banana stand. The quality is absolutely amazing. It holds up to six bananas beautifully! It was so disappointing to constantly be busy buying bananas for my baby daughter throwing them out after only a day. It was such a waste. Since I purchased this stand I buy a full bunch of bananas, and all of them get eaten. They stay fresh. This stand was well worth the money, compared to the amount of bananas I have been saving. I can put six heavy ripe bananas and it holds very nicely. I would definitely recommend this product." β€”Comfy Brace

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A dry food dispenser to keep your snacks, bran, wheats, rice, and oats fresh in a tightly locked convenient container. Say bye-bye to only getting half-way through a box of cereal before its gets extremely stale.

    Reviewer dry food dispenser on kitchen counter

    Promising review: "I love this dispenser. My kids can help themselves. It keeps cereal fresh. We used to end up with multiple boxes of half eaten cereal. This has put an end to food waste. My kids are limited to two kinds and I can see when it needs to be replenished." β€”Buttercup3

    Get it from Amazon for $31.65 (available in four colors and two sizes).

    18. An herb preserver because BuzzFeed has a two pun per article requiremint and it's sort of a big ~dill~ if I don't meet my quota. Just kidding β€” this little pod can help your herbs stay crisp and potent for up to three weeks. Just empty and refill the water every three to five days to keep them as fresh as the day you bought it.

    Reviewer herb saver in use

    Promising review: "This is the cook's best friend! I love cilantro and hate to see it go to waste if I don't use it all at once. I think i had a cilantro bunch for about two weeks: no rotting leaves, all stayed as fresh as the day I bought it! I am so thrilled with this and recommend it to anyone who likes to have fresh herbs around." β€”Eleanor Trujillo-Tiroch

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    19. A pasta portion measuring tool so you don't end up with more spaghetti than you need. Now you won't be forced to waste food or eat pasta for breakfast, lunch, and dinner before it goes bad.

    Pasta in between pasta portion measuring tool

    Promising review: "It works great! Sizing is just right. No more wasted noodles." β€”RegularFella

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. A tomato saver (adorably shaped just like the fruit) that keeps it fresher longer whether sliced or whole. You can purchase one for over 13 other fruits and vegetables like lemons, onions, or limes.

    Reviewer onion and tomato in vegetable savers

    Promising review: "This thing is a dream! BPA free and it keeps my cut tomatoes perfect for days. I tested it on Haas avocados too, I often eat one-third at a time. Left two-thirdsin the tomato saver for days with seed in, it is perfect no brown at all! I'm thrilled, I live alone and hate to see expensive produce go to waste. I have two, and use one at all times for Avocado. Keeps it perfect for as long as a week. This has saved me from throwing out expensive avocados!" β€”SS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.42 (available in thirteen other vegetable/fruit shapes).

    21. A handheld bag sealer because rolling the bag up after opening up results in stale chips and possibly pests. Now you can keep little critters out and freshness in by resealing it with this mini gadget.

    Reviewer sealing plastic bag with sealer

    Promising review: "I have been loving my mini bag sealer. It is easy to use and it truly does prevent our chips from going stale. I highly recommend this product for anyone that does not consume all of their chips at once!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. An adjustable bread box that can fit mini croissants or huge loaves. The vent at the side allows for just the right amount of air to enter resulting in moist, crispy bread that's good until the last bite.

    Reviewer loaf in bread box

    Promising review: "Takes up minimum counter space and easy to clean. Easy instructions on the venting and plenty of room for a loaf of bread and a little more of something (I had room for some taco shells). I was skeptical about something claiming to keep bread fresh. But I don't eat bread very often and end up throwing most of it away which I hate to do as it is being wasteful. I don't like the taste after freezing bread either so this gizmo is great." β€”Tea drinker

    Get it from Amazon for $21.87.

    23. Plastic organizing bins so you can easily see everything in your fridge, aka nothing gets lost in the abyss where it spoils. Avoiding fridge clutter can also ensure you don't have to scrap a whole meal last minute because you couldn't find the one crucial ingredient for that TikTok pasta β€” "OMG, I knew I didn't forget to buy feta!"

    Reviewer organizer bins in fridge

    Promising review: "This set of organizers was exactly what I needed to organize my refrigerator. I was tired of reaching around items to get items from the back. All my condiments and containers fit in these. I am now able to slide the container forward to get to what I need. This really saved me from the clutter in my fridge. I am able to see what I actually have so food gets used and not spoiled." β€”Judith King-Freels

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $25.99.

    24. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Alice Waters shows you how to make delicious and affordable meals that last. Meal prep and storage process to becomes simplified and enjoyable, which basically means 'no food waste' will become your mantra and lifestyle.

    Front cover of book

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.64, or check your local library.

    25. A two-way funnel to make sure not even a drop of Sweet Baby Ray's goes to waste. Just attach the almost empty condiment bottle to one side and voila β€” you've just "married condiments" like a foodie pro.

    Reviewer using funnel to transfer contents between two bottles

    Promising review: "This is the greatest gadget ever. I am all about saving and being frugal. Waste is reduced by squeezing every smidgen of ketchup or shampoo. This equals money and that's important to me. I have had these for years and just purchased one for each of my daughters. ( I personally have two: one for kitchen and one for bath)." β€”C. Ward

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. Storage paper so you can properly store cheese. This polyethylene wax-coated paper controls the amount of humidity so that it stays fresher for longer, which means no more mold or unpleasant odors!

    Cheese block on top of cheese storage sheets on table next to oil, vinegar, and salt

    Promising review: "These are handy papers. Keeps your cheese fresher longer. I used to have small pieces of cheese go to waste, not anymore." β€”Karen D. Scott

    Get 15 sheets from Amazon for $9.

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