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Tips to cut back on food waste at Christmas

Christmas leftovers often go to waste

The food can often mount up at Christmas with a lot going to waste before it can be eaten up. Derby City Council have put together some tips to avoid food waste and help save money.

• Plan ahead and make a shopping list.

• Watch the dates and freeze anything not needed, leftover party food like quiches and sausage rolls can be frozen and used in packed lunches when everyone goes back to work.

• Use leftovers to make batches of homemade soup or puddings.

• Use leftover Christmas dinner to make bubble and squeak for Boxing Day lunch.

• Fruit and vegetable peelings can be composted or if you have one, use local food waste collection services.

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