One of the easiest ways to save money is to make sure you’re not wasting food. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw out more than 25 percent of the food we prepare. And a study at the University of Arizona that tracked food use and waste from production to the table to the landfill estimated that the average American family of four throws out $590 worth of food each year. So we need to do a better job of using leftovers and learn what to do with food before it’s past its peak. This Spaghetti Frittata, which uses leftover noodles and costs less than $1 a serving, is a creative example of how to reduce waste.
Save $590 per year. (Estimated value of the food an average American household of four wastes in a year.)