Zero Waste Kitchen: Cooking Recipes and a Sort of Meal Plan

Hello Zero Wasters!

I’ve been plotting a spreadsheet for a few months to make a list of zero waste recipes. Following on from Bea’s excellent advice in her book Zero Waste Home, she has set days for types of ingredients. This narrows down menu planning and makes it easier, as instead of looking for anything to cook for dinner you are looking for something more specific. Ok, that sounds vague, but you’ll see what I mean below.

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Legume Fish Grain Pasta Other Meat Pizza Chicken

Bea doesn’t have a pizza night and she doesn’t have an other meat night, but I can’t get the family down to one night of meat a week. You could swap one of these¬†with an egg night. Anyway can you see how this makes it easier to start your menu planning?

But I know what you really want to know about is the healthy kids recipes. This is what I struggled with at first. I’m not zero waste, I am trying to get close to zero waste. I see most of the household waste comes¬†from the kitchen, and as it’s pretty much my domain so I figure I can be the one to change it.

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