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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Roberta Kress

Loaves & Fishes

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 506 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Roberta's Actions

Planning

Create a Weekly Meal Plan

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu of meals and ingredients for my household of 1.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

I will only purchase the items on my grocery list and avoid impulse purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 1 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Keep a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 4 Focus: Storage

Create an Eat First Area

I will create an "Eat First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away for my household of 1.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 3 Focus: Cooking

Cook From Root to Leaf

I will try 2 root-to-leaf recipes, which utilize all parts of the vegetable, such as beet greens, carrot tops, and herb stems.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style

I will explore different meal plan techniques and choose one that works for my household.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Roberta Kress's avatar
    Roberta Kress 10/22/2021 7:46 AM
    Inventory of refrigerator is helpful for both meal planning and shopping.  Find I use most everything up! Purge of old food in freezer is making room for excess or planned for new frozen food.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Shopping Stick to Your Grocery List
    What are some of the things you typically buy that you weren't on your list? How do you think you might limit some of those purchases?

    Roberta Kress's avatar
    Roberta Kress 10/21/2021 10:01 AM
    canned tomatoes,  I use these so often I don't add them to written list, they're on mental list. Wasting them isn't a problem as have fairly long shelf life.

  • Reflection Question
    Planning Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style
    What meal plan method works for you and why? Have you tried some in the past that didn't work?

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    Roberta Kress 10/20/2021 7:41 PM
    Generally I find that I do best with a weekly meal plan that's based on what's in the refrigerator that should be used first, then look at freezer inventory and pick other item,  followed by checking grocery ads to fill in the menus.

  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Track My Wasted Food
    What did you find you are tossing the most? How can you change your habits to avoid wasting this food?

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    Roberta Kress 10/16/2021 5:32 PM
    greens - got too many from CSA. Could freeze some.

    • Evonne Dennis's avatar
      Evonne Dennis 10/19/2021 6:01 AM
      Vegetables that aren't a favorite. We need to just eat what is prepared rather than push the leftovers aside for a more desirable new option.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Keep a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

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    Roberta Kress 10/14/2021 7:17 AM
    Using not so favorite/familiar CSA produce is easier, Making soup today and adding the bok choy,