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Chelsea Weaver

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"I commit to lowering my food waste during and after this challenge. My ultimate goal is to become more eco-conscious and to learn creative ways of utilizing extra food!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 241 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    16
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    829
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Chelsea's Actions

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

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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.

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Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 5 portion-appropriate meals.

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Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

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Shopping

Keep it Local

Purchase local, seasonal produce, which will likely stay fresh longer as it was picked more recently than supermarket produce.

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Shopping

Shop More Often

Grocery shop more often, and buy fresh foods in smaller quantities.

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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.

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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.

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Planning

Date Labels Demystified

I will not toss food once it is past the best buy date. "Expiration" dates misleadingly refer to quality, not safety. Use your senses and best judgement.

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Cooking

Repurpose Leftovers

Give leftovers a new life! For example, use leftover rice to make fried rice. I will try a recipe that repurposes leftovers 2 times.

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Planning

Fridge Inventory

I will keep a fridge inventory to stay up to date with what I have in my fridge before I go grocery shopping.

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Storage

Bananas

To keep bananas from browning quickly, break up the bunch and separate. Don’t store bananas with apples, which speed up ripening. If the stems came covered in plastic wrap, do not remove the plastic until ready to eat as this will slow the release of ethylene gas. I will properly store 2 bananas.

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Storage

Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 2 packs of berries.

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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 6 avocados.

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Storage

Fridge Demystified

Did you know that milk should never be stored in the side door of a fridge? Learn where to properly store food in your fridge by checking out the Resource. I will properly store 1 cartons of milk.

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Planning

Eat the Leftovers

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 10 meals using leftovers.

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Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 20 meals.

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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.

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  • Chelsea Weaver's avatar
    Chelsea Weaver 10/09/2019 12:26 PM
    I am really proud of my low food waste! I ate a lot of leftovers last week and "wasted" less food than I ever imagined I would.