The average American kitchen is incredibly inefficient and not eco-friendly. From water-guzzling appliances to immense amounts of food waste, we all need to take a good look at where we can make changes to our kitchen habits that will be better for the planet and for our wallets. Here are 6 eco-friendly kitchen hacks to get you started. 1. Make a Meal Plan The first step is one you should be doing already. Making a meal plan is a great way to decrease both your food waste and your spending on groceries. If you know exactly what you plan on eating over the course of a week, you won’t be prone to impulse buys and expensive, unhealthy, and prepackaged options. In addition, you’ll be able to track nutrition and calories more easily. Factor in all your meals and snacks to make a realistic meal plan that works for you. 2. Reuse and Recycle Your Leftovers Factor any leftovers you know you’ll have into your meal plan and make a dedicated leftovers night. Don’t feel as though you need to eat the same thing, since leftover veggies and meat scraps can make for an easy soup the next night. In […]

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