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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

    2. Reusable silicone food storage bags to extend the shelf life of anything you put in it — 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.

    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 — no rips, tears, or constant repurchasing.

    Food huggers in use on a bottle and vegetables

    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.~

    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 — 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

    6. Rubbermaid produce saving containers — 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.

    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 — 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

    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.

    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 (½ 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

    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!

    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

    12. A vegetable spiralizer because incorporating veggies into your fav meals can seem like a chore with all the prep required — 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.

    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 — just drop them anywhere your groceries are laid (in or outside the fridge!) and your part is done.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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 — 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 — "OMG, I knew I didn't forget to buy feta!"

    Reviewer organizer bins in fridge

    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

    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 — you've just "married condiments" like a foodie pro.

    Reviewer using funnel to transfer contents between two bottles

    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

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