Who are we helping?

FareShare redistributes good food that would otherwise go to waste to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. We’re donating 10p from every pot of Left-Yeovers to FareShare, so that they can continue their amazing work. The Left-Yeovers scheme has been created in partnership with
 our friends at Tesco.

www.fareshare.org.uk

Tips for reducing waste

We’ve got lots of bright ideas about how you can use up leftovers, plus clever ideas to make food last longer or go further! See our top tips below...

Bready to crumble

You can use a food processor to whiz up the ends of any loaves of bread you might have leftover. The breadcrumbs can be used for burgers, toppings, etc.

— Tor from Yeo Valley

Ice and a slice

If you have lemons or limes that need using up, cut them into slices or wedges and freeze. They’re then ready to pop into your G&T or lemonade anytime!

— Helen from FareShare

Wine o’clock

Freeze any unfinished bottles of wine in ice cube trays so you can pop them in sauces, spag bolognese and other meals without having to open a whole bottle.

— Ailish from Yeo Valley

Taking stock

Use any leftover veg in a soup – just boil up stock, a tin of tomatoes, lentils and any veg for a healthy lunch or snack. Try gazpacho in the summer.

— Charlotte from Yeo Valley

You say tomato

Any over-ripe tomatoes can go in a great big pan of tomato sauce that can be frozen and used in pasta sauces, chilli con carne and lots more besides.

— Niki from Yeo Valley

Pizza the action

If you’ve made too much pizza dough, remember that you can freeze the second half for a quick and easy future dinner rather than binning it.

— Yvonne from Yeo Valley

Go bananas!

If your bananas are going black, remember you can freeze them. Thaw them out before using them in banana bread, or you can pop them frozen into smoothies.

— Jennifer from Yeo Valley

Grow your own!

You can regrow food from kitchen scraps – plant the root end of an onion in a sunny place in your garden and cover it with soil. Keep it watered and watch it grow!

— Helen from FareShare

Be adventurous

Have a good browse online for recipe ideas that use up that last ingredient you aren’t quite sure what to do with. There are lots of great ones on this website!

— Martha from Yeo Valley

Stick to your list

Always write a shopping list before you head to the supermarket or farmer’s market. That way, you’re less likely to buy things you don’t need or won’t use.

— Rosie from Yeo Valley

Incredible bulk

You can eat anything that’s leftover from your evening meal for tomorrow’s lunch – simply add couscous or quinoa to bulk it out, if it’s not quite enough.

— James from Yeo Valley

The big freeze

If fruit or veg ripens before you can use it, get it ready by peeling and chopping, then pop it into a sandwich bag and freeze. It’ll keep until you need it.

— Sally from Yeo Valley

Make a plan

Before shopping, think carefully about the meals you’ll make over the week, then have a look in your cupboards and only top up the ingredients you really need.

— Louis from Yeo Valley

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