You got carried away at the supermarket and you picked up more than you should have for the week ahead. A few guests cancelled or may be you decided another menu. However, as the week is about to end, you realize that you have so much food left over and now you have to think about ways of disposing it.

There are a few things that you must keep in mind and when you do, you will realize that wasting foods should never be an option.

Get a Fridge Thermometer

Food will stay fresh if it is kept between 35  and 40 degrees. While most fridges just have a dial, so there is no real way of knowing whether your food will stay fresh. You should ideally invest in a thermometer and keep it in your fridge to ensure optimum temperature.

If you wish to go that extra mile, make sure you make a trip to the stationary store and find out what date it was that you purchased the goods and when it was stacked in your refrigerator.

Stay Organized
Pay attention to where you store food in the fridge. Make sure that you keep the meat at the bottom, where it is cold. Milk too should be kept as low as possible. Apples should be stored in the crisper below, by themselves as they could give out certain gasses that spoil other food. Veggies can use the other half of the crisper, and they can keep the water vapor intact for the other leafy greens that tend to lose moisture quickly.

The food that is left over from a dinner at home can often be a cause for concern, but what you should know, that casseroles and sauces could be kept up to four days. Meat and other cold foods such as salads tend to get spoilt faster.

Pay attention to the food you eat. Consuming spoilt food can indeed be dangerous. Meet with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or consult with a Homeopath to learn more.