protip: Create a Fridge Triage Box to Save a Ton of Wasted Food Every Month

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  1. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    Create a Fridge Triage Box to Save a Ton of Wasted Food Every Month

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    The average American family of four throws out an estimated $130 to $175 in uneaten or spoiled food every month. Want to save more money and be less wasteful? Perhaps you just need an "eat me first box" in your fridge.
    As Yuka at the Clossette blog writes, a fridge triage box is a behavior modification system (really, just a bright green shoebox with a sign on it) that puts in plain sight and gathers in one place the foods you should reach for first. There are also other benefits:

    It's actually kind of fun trying to come up with a recipe that combines as many of the ingredients in there as possible too. ... The box also helps curb the issue of buying an extra carton of milk when you already had one that was just hidden behind other stuff and it keeps my fridge looking tidy too.

    For foods that would be good to go in your triage box, consider your habits (you know what you toss out the most) and this chart from the USDA (via Grist) of foods most often wasted:




    http://lifehacker.com/5877563/creat...o-possibly-save-over-100-month-in-wasted-food
     
  2. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    what that's shit behind the milk?
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    dunno

    looks like some ching chong shit
     
  4. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    nobody care about this?
     
  5. jdwhatever

    jdwhatever Fesh Gold

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    ching chong


    mad hillary
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    lol
     
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    GHP New Member Banned User

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    Change thread title to "JB's Coming Out Party"
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    i think i'm gonna start a series

    "protip"
     
  9. jdwhatever

    jdwhatever Fesh Gold

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    start a blog


    make it official
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    i dunno

    looks like some whole foods shit
     
  11. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    Are people that retarded?
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Yes
     
  13. MrWarmth

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    "ahhhhhhh......YUKA!"

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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    how is that retarded?

    its a good tip
     
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    why do u have ching chong shit in yo fridge brah??
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i agree, sometimes we'll get on a kick to not buy food until the fridge is cleared out. we come up with some pretty interesting combos...its our own game of survivor:c
     
  17. MrWarmth

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    What can you make with Jap cabbage, tomato sauce, milk, and onion dip?
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I don't need no damned box to tell me when my stuff is getting old. I have a built in indicator. When my food starts to get a green, hairy growth, it's getting old and needs eaten fairly soon.
     
  19. DrivenByDemons

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    reps
     
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    I like chink food