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25 Ways to Use Almost-Spoiled Food

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 26: <p>By Meagan Morris</p><p>Follow these tips to bring your almost-spoiled food back from the dead—and keep your hard-earned money in your wallet.</p><p>Picture it: You’ve loaded up on nutrient-packed clean food at the grocery store, farmers’ markets, and the butcher, fully intending to prepare healthy meals for the next week or two. But in reality? You aren't able to eat all of the food before it wilts, browns, or spoils—and then your hard-earned money goes into the trash. And you aren't alone: Americans chuck about 16 percent of the food they buy, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That's a whole lot of money and wasted food going into the landfills, simply due to food spoilage.</p><p>Here’s how to tap into your sustainability prowess to save yourself time, money, and guilt. Note that we’re not telling you to eat spoiled food; we don’t want anyone sick! But if something is still safe and simply on its last legs, follow these recipes and kitchen hacks—and why not whip up one of these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/sheet-pan-suppers">20 Sheet Pan Suppers You'll Love</a>, too?!</p>Fruits and Vegetables<p>t</p>

25 ways to use almost-spoiled food

By Meagan Morris

Follow these tips to bring your almost-spoiled food back from the dead—and keep your hard-earned money in your wallet.

Picture it: You’ve loaded up on nutrient-packed clean food at the grocery store, farmers’ markets, and the butcher, fully intending to prepare healthy meals for the next week or two. But in reality? You aren't able to eat all of the food before it wilts, browns, or spoils—and then your hard-earned money goes into the trash. And you aren't alone: Americans chuck about 16 percent of the food they buy, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That's a whole lot of money and wasted food going into the landfills, simply due to food spoilage.

Here’s how to tap into your sustainability prowess to save yourself time, money, and guilt. Note that we’re not telling you to eat spoiled food; we don’t want anyone sick! But if something is still safe and simply on its last legs, follow these recipes and kitchen hacks.

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