Labelling leftoversMake sure that leftovers are in clearly labelled containers and kept separate from raw meat and other ingredients.
- Store leftovers in the fridge in airtight containers for freshness
- If you're using your leftover meals up straightaway, there's no need to label them
- Put leftover meals to be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag – then label with the contents and date made
- So food isn't wasted on special occasions, try out the Love Food Hate Waste Party Food Portions planning tool
- You can also label and freeze leftover vegetables, hard cheeses, rice, bread slices and even some fruits
Perfect portionsCooking only what you need for each meal can save you money by reducing how much food is wasted.
- How much is enough? Around 100g of cooked red meat per adult and 70g per child is plenty for a meal. It's okay to increase these amounts a little when cooking white meat
- Around 75g of oily fish or 150g of white fish makes an ideal meal portion for an adult. Use a little less for a child
- Use the Love Food Hate Waste Everyday Perfect Portions planning tool to help measure out meals
- So food isn't wasted on special occasions, try out the Party Food Portions planning tool
- Put the food in the middle of the table in serving dishes when feeding a group. People can help themselves to just as much as they need
- If you still end up making too much, chill or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later
Watch our perfect portions video