#The100DayProject: Want Food, Not Waste – Helpful Resources to Get Started

No FOOD WASTEAlthough my #the100dayproject is not anything NEW, I thought it might be useful to share a few links I’ll be using to get started and better plan.  Yes, I am a planner.  Already I got giddy over the idea of lists and planning for this project.  Now, just making sure I don’t get LOST in the details -it can happen to the best of us.

Blog:  Don’t Waste the Crumbs- Real Food Menus:  I’ve stumbled here before and love the variety and the budgeting aspect.  Good resource to find individual and some planning. http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/real-food-menus/

Blog: Simply Being Mum – Food Waste Friday:  Jackpot.  When seeking resources I found this one and discovered there is a movement out there #foodwastefriday – I will do some more research but at first glance a great resource for people doing it already.  Scored big on this find.  http://simplybeingmum.com

Tips: Also LOVE her Back to Basics- No Waste Tastes Great:  No doubt that I can probably take these tips and combat our fridge which right now is FULL and most likely wasteful. http://simplybeingmum.com/2014/10/17/no-waste-tastes-great-back-to-basics/#more-10946

Tips:  The Kitchn- 6 habits to prevent food waste:  Once again, this site just rocks.  6 easy habits to remember and not waste.  http://www.thekitchn.com/6-habits-to-prevent-food-waste-184486

Blog:  Taste and Tell:  No Waste Food Plan:  Another menu plan example which in a pinch might help if I hit the proverbial planning wall.  Keeping.  http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/no-waste-menu-plan/

Document: The Thrifty Couple – No Food Waste Menu Planning:  A great snazzy looking document to help those of you who love charting and planning.  I’ve got something simple in a weekly but I’ll definitely keep this for reference if my simple method doesn’t work out.  http://thethriftycouple.com/menuplanning/

Tips:  29 Smart and Easy Tips to Reduce Food Waste | Greatist: So if you are like me, lists and tips and best practices just make me smile.  Here are 29 more to get you to grin.  (and help combat food waste in your own household) http://greatist.com/health/how-to-ways-reduce-food-waste

Video: Food Wastage Footprint:  An easy video explanation on food waste.  This is really big picture but explains the “green” behind it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoCVrkcaH6Q

Video: TED Talk:  Tristram Stuart – The global food waste scandal: Again, another “big picture” but it really makes you think on a global level.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWC_zDdF74s

Video: Food Waste- A Story of Excess:  Ok, so when you hear you are throwing away 25% on average per household, doesn’t that guilt GET TO YOU? A one minute stat filled and humbling video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwVuz0UJl2A

Hashtags:

#The100DayProject – The project I’m committing to with my no food waste recipe adds and menu planning

#100HappyDays – The “local” group I’m joined up with several other creatives who are taking on the 100 Days

#FoodWasteFriday – Hoping to integrate on this already started “movement” or just use as encouragement and ideas to keep my own journey launched and going forward.

I’m certain there are more I might find, so below this line, I’ll update along the way so you all have a resource page (and homework saver) for the future – good for me too to have all in one place.

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