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he holidays are a good opportunity to practice limiting waste and reducing environmental impact while cooking. Photo: Madie Hamilton

JACKSON, Wyo. — Ahead of the holiday weekend, Teton County Food Waste Composting Facility has offered some tips to help reduce food waste in the home. The holidays provide an opportunity to practice limiting waste and reducing environmental impact while cooking.

While preparing dishes, make sure to compost any scraps you cannot reuse. To reduce food scrap waste, try to cook the whole vegetable if you can (like keeping the potato skins on instead of peeling them off). You can also use some food scraps to make veggie broth!

When serving dinner, make sure everyone has real plates, utensils and cups to use. This will also further cut down on waste.
Make sure to not overcook – be reasonable about how many people you’ll be hosting. You don’t want to overdo it because then you’ll have leftovers for days.

Speaking of leftovers, make sure you give some to your guests at the end of the night and bring expired leftovers to the Teton County Food Waste Composting Facility!

Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.