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Gisel Palazuelos

County of San Diego - Winter

"To reduce food waste and save on food costs"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 685 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    129
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    38
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    14
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    62
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2,962
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    61
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    61
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Gisel's Actions

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 leafy greens.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 4 avocados.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Apples

Store apples up to 7 days on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator. Keep them away from bananas and avocados as they speed ripening. I will properly store 3 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

Freeze fruits nearing their end and use in smoothies. You can even try freezing avocados (see Resource)!

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop with Recipes In Mind

Create a shopping list with specific recipes and meals in mind. Purchase only what's on the list when you do groceries.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Support Imperfection

20 billion pounds of fruits and veggies go to waste on farms every year, often because they don't live up to the cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

Completed
One-Time Action

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers. Resist impulse buys by shopping with a full stomach. Eat a snack or a meal before going grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Eat Me First

I will create an "Eat Me First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 2 portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 3 meals.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Waste Tracking

Food Waste Tracking

Ready. Set. Record!

For each day during the food waste tracking week, record your food waste. This action accepts one entry per day, so be sure to enter one total for food waste across all of your meals, or weigh all of your food waste once at the end of each day. Please use ounces for unit of measurement.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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