What are the first things that come to mind when you think of minimalism? Downsizing your excess stuff? Investing only in quality items you truly love? Finding creative ways to upcycle? While those are all relevant, you must also consider a minimalist approach to food. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with deprivation!
Eliminating Your Food Waste
Whether speaking of eating out at a restaurant with oversized portions or stocking up on fruit and veggies you let spoil before you get to them—it’s time to reprioritize your food choices. One of the easiest ways to eliminate your food waste is to plan your meals in advance so that you know precisely what to buy. Also, get around to enjoying those herbal teas, and dried herbs and spices in your pantry—before they expire. And if you order an oversized meal, take your leftovers to go.
Minimizing Packaging Waste
Buying in bulk might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a minimalist, but many turn to minimalism to green their lifestyle—and buying in bulk is an excellent way to both save money, and minimize packaging waste. Also, invest in quality hot and cold beverage containers to minimize unnecessary bottle and package waste. Bring your own bags to the grocery store, and recycle your to-go containers.
Another aspect of taking a minimalist approach to food is to take the time to savor the food you prepare or order to go, as food is an excellent source of quality of life boosting joy—which is what minimalism is all about.