How to Make Mealtime Budgets Go Further - Tidy Tot's Tips on Weaning Without Waste
Love Your Leftovers
Food Waste Action Week in the UK has been shining a spotlight on using up leftovers and making the most of food, to reduce waste and save time and money. Stop Food Waste day, which started in the US and has spread across the global, is coming up soon on 26 April also runs with similar aims.
Wean Without Waste
At a time when food prices are increasing rapidly, it’s more important than ever to reduce the amount of food we waste at mealtimes. We know that this can be challenging, particularly with Baby Led Weaning, which is why our friends over at Tidy Tot recently launched a Wean Without Waste Campaign; their mission being to help parents like us reduce waste and save money!
They have pulled together three of their top tips to help you Wean Without Waste:
- Avoid plating up too much food.
By reducing portion sizes and responding to your babies signals so show they’ve finished eating, you can really quickly start to reduce the amount of food you waste at each meal. We suggest transferring small portions to your babies plate and add to this as it’s been eaten – that way leftovers stay untouched and can be safely saved for later. In a recent survey carried out by Bizzie Baby and Tidy Tot covering 1,344 Baby Led Weaning mealtimes, over half of parents surveyed said using the Bib & Tray Kit encouraged them to put less food on their baby’s plate.
- Have the right bib
Having the right equipment when weaning can make a massive difference to the amount of food waste you generate and the amount you spend on food. 100% of parents taking part in the survey agreed that the Bib & Tray kit reduces the amount food wasted at mealtimes. What’s more, over half estimated the Bib & Tray Kit saved them over £1 a day in wasted food.
- Offer foods that are part of your own meal
As well as reducing leftovers, this can save time and money and makes life infinitely easier! It’s also a great idea to batch cook your meals and freeze into small portions which can help reduce the amount of food waste in your home.
Our friends over at Tidy Tot have given us an exclusive discount to share with you meaning you can get 15% off their Bib & Tray Kit for a limited time only. Use the code BC15 at checkout when you buy online at https://tidytot.com/products/bib-tray-kit