Food Waste Friday keeps me responsible & accountable for my family’s food & finances…thanks to The Frugal Girl!
This week’s “food waste prevention meal” turned into a pretty decent spinach salad with home baked chicken nuggets, zucchini sticks, and marinara dipping sauce. Here are some of the items I repurposed. As I rummaged through my fridge, I also found a chunk of fresh mozzarella and a half of a cucumber that needed to be used.
Of course, I almost always have my kitchen helper, who helped me turn a stale slice of bread and a couple of frozen bread heels into bread crumbs.
All our efforts culminated in a pretty respectable, healthy, repurposed meal! 😉
I also managed to prevent some future waste as, halfway through breading my zucchini sticks I realized I had sliced waaayyyyy more zucchini than we wanted to eat for dinner. Instead of cooking all of it I chopped up the remaining sticks and, along with the leftover bread crumbs, put them in my freezer (where else?) for another day. Most other days I would have just gone ahead and cooked them all, but now I have a good amount to add to soup the next time I need zucchini.