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Shop smart shopping list

Making a list can seem arduous. To help make list-making become second nature, keep a pen and notepad in the kitchen – it will help you remember to write down foods as you run out of them (before you forget!)

Shopping tips

With a few simple tips, you can shop smarter:

  • Shop for specific ingredients with meals in mind.
  • Buy foods that can be used for several different dishes – it will give you flexibility to create different meals.
  • Look for food with the longest use by date or fresh foods which can be frozen in case you don’t eat them in time.
  • Rummage through the fridge, freezer and pantry once a week - it’ll end those evening runs to the local shops for essentials.

Love your food

Each year Victorian households throw out 4,500 tonnes of condiments and sauces.