How many times have you forgotten about something in your refrigerator, and by the time you remember it, it's spoiled and you have to toss it out? Before running to the grocery store to pick up food, try to use what's in your fridge for a meal. Make it a challenge: Do the "clear the shelf" game, where you have to completely empty out a shelf to make a meal. It's easy to come up with crowd-pleasing meals like soup, stir fries or a frittata. You'll save money and cut down on food waste.
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