Stop Food Waste Day is an annual event first introduced in 2017 with the mission to halve food waste by 2030. The annual event takes place this year on the 29th April. By cutting the amount of food we waste each year, we all benefit. From helping to improve our health and wellbeing to aiding the sustainability of agricultural farming.
So how big is the Food waste problem? Its massive, did you know for example that 45% of all fruit and beg produced globally is lost or wasted every year? And in the UK we bin 5 million tonnes of food that could have been eaten?
Want to find out more? Check out this Host blog from 2019 OR head to the Stop Food Waste Day website and take the pledge to help fight food waste.
A great way to reduce food waste is by being smart with what you purchase and think about batch cooking.
So how does a breakfast tortilla sound?
Stop Food Waste Day has this super easy Tortilla recipe that’ll feed 6, and uses leftovers from the morning.
- 15 medium eggs.
- 20ml oil (rapeseed is good for this).
- 100g hash browns.
- 120g tomato.
- 120g mushroom.
- 120g bacon (remove or use veggie bacon if needed).
- 5g parsley (optional – but you could always grow your own).
- Pre heat the oven to 160°C.
- Roughly chop the baked hash browns, baked tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and grilled bacon.
- Line a baking tray or saucepan with baking paper.
- Chop the parsley.
- Spread the chopped ingredients across the tray.
- Whisk the eggs together with the parsley and pour over the filling.
- Bake at 160°C until cooked and the core temperature is reached.
- Slice it up and serve.
Can you image the brownie points if you made one of these for all your flat mates one evening?