Make the most of your food this Christmas
Don't miss out on a single morsel - make the most of your leftovers and cut down on food waste this Christmas.
You’re planning to eat a lot – so take some time to plan your festive food and enjoy a waste-free Christmas. We've compiled some of the best tips for cutting your food waste and the best recipes for using up those leftovers.
Day 1: Christmas day
Cook only what you need and serve it in ways that minimise waste:
- How to carve a turkey without waste
- Dummies guide to portion sizes
- Love Food Hate Waste guide to portion sizes for parties and meals
Store your food so it keeps better for longer:
Day 2: Boxing day
Go to town on your leftovers today – a whole range of recipes are available to help you reinvent your Christmas meal.
Day 3: 27 December
Still got a fridge full of turkey? Jamie Oliver has some tips.
Day 4: 28 December
Day 5: 29 December
You should aim to finish up any leftover meat today – make stock or soup out of your remaining turkey meat and bones. You can freeze this if you need to.
Day 6: 30 December
That took care of the meal – what about the snacks and desserts?
Day 7: 31 December
Run a new years eve party with leftover grub – ask your guests to bring their surplus Christmas veggies for a collaborative, warming soup. Invite donations of surplus snacks and party food, or arrange a swap of unwanted food-based gifts.
Day 8: 1 January 2016!
Make a New Year's resolution to make the most of your leftovers...
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