How to make your food go further

With the UK now on a lockdown many people are wondering how they can make their food rations last as long as possible, to cut down on the amount of time they need to go to the shops. It is very important to try and cut down on waste and this can be done a number of ways. Try and make sure you only cook what you need unless you are certain it will be eaten in the next day or so. If you do have leftovers, be sure to refrigerate them or freeze them straight away. Some people do not like having the same food day after day, in which case it is better to freeze it for another day.

If you are cooking for children, try not to put them more than they will eat as this is just a waste. Instead putting them smaller portions, you can always give them more if they finish.

When going out to do your shopping, try and make a list. This will ensure that you get everything you need and don’t waste money buying food you already have.

It is more important than ever that we try and look after ourselves at the moment, so be sure to still try and get your daily fruit and veg or possible even take multivitamin.