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Food

Food hacks to save you money

By JordanBrowzer 21 Sep 2018

While at uni, there will be times when you look in the cupboard and find that the food you bought last week isn't so fresh anymore.

The good news is you don’t have to throw it away!

These tips will help you revive your food and save money! 

  • Tomatoes 
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    Even when kept in the fridge, tomatoes will eventually become soft, squishy and all mushy inside - ew! Instead of throwing them away, blend them together and make soup. As they say, when life gives you tomatoes, make tomato soup...
  • Bananas 
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    A simple solution to save a sorry looking banana is to peel, slice and freeze for a quick and healthy snack! Alternatively, whack the bananas with some milk into a blender and make a smoothie.
  • Veg 
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    By the end of the week, you will probably find that there is leftover veg in the fridge just taking up space. Instead of chucking them in the bin, how about chopping them up and throwing them into an omelette, stir-fry or make a delicious, hearty stew?
  • Bread
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    There's always that stale end of a loaf or lonesome bun left in the bottom of the packet. You can use it to make croutons or bring it back to life by blitzing it into breadcrumbs, adding some herbs or chili flakes, then sprinkle over a piece of meat/fish and bake - delicious! 
  • Potatoes 
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    A tell-tale sign that your spuds are reaching their last days is when they begin to sprout. At this stage you should cut the potato into wedges, cover in olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and cook in the oven until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Cheese 
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    A simple way to keep cheese fresh so your flatmates don’t complain about the smell is to grate it, put into a freezer bag and freeze it. This makes it easier to grate over your baked potato, omelette or on top of your pasta! 

TOP TIP: to prevent finding yourself with bits and bobs of food lying around, an easier and cheaper way is to only buy what you need, rather than buy in bulk.

Remember to try the Chef Hallam outlets for tasty snacks and meals on campus!

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