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Improving sustainability is the responsibility of us all and there’s no better place to start than at home. Juggling a family with a busy life though, can make being sustainable feel like just another chore. Often, convenience wins over sustainability when it comes to decisions about food.

 

Here are Newbie’s top tips to a more sustainable kitchen:

1. Back to Basics

Cooking from scratch is a great way to feed your family sustainably. It reduces the need for expensive processed and packaged foods. A practical, sustainable habit is cooking a couple of meals each week and using the leftovers the next day. Doubling or even tripling the ingredients of a recipe and freezing the extra is another option

 

2. Minimise Meat
Reducing the amount of meat we all eat is a crucial step in improving our sustainability. The planet can no longer support the world’s meat consumption as it is.

Why not try meat-free Monday’s by creating dishes such as Cauliflower Pizzas or Veggie Wraps.

 

3. Grow Your Own
Growing your own fruit and vegetables as a family activity can be both rewarding and cost-effective. Any surplus also makes fantastic gifts for friends and family. Start with foods that are simple to grow in small spaces, such as tomatoes and strawberries. Then progress onto more involved veg-patching, with potatoes and carrots.

If space or time is limited, you could start by growing herbs on your windowsill.

 

We hope you can adopt one, if not all of these tips.

With Love, From Newbie x

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