The Benefits Of Not Wasting Food: Learning How To Use FoodSaver

In a time of shrinking paychecks and rising food costs, you need an edge...

According to one study, we are wasting billions of dollars by tossing them into a landfill. The total is staggering. $165 Billion dollars goes into garbage disposals and trash bags. The total weight alone is enough to terrify as 33 million tons of edible food fills our city dumps on an annual basis.

It is not only tossing out good food, but it is also the food that spoils because of improper storage or overbuying.

Today there are even groups that collect this waste food and re-purpose it to help feed the needy and show how you can prevent wasting food in your life.

Others travel abroad to see what other countries are doing to fight this epidemic where millions of people are starving in a world of plenty. The UN has even put together a plan to help curb the excesses of the people of Italy and the world.

But, for you, this problem has a direct effect on your life.

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Go to any mega-mart, grocery, and even dollar stores there you will find rising food costs. The problem is further compounded when you look at the state of the economy and the fact that job salaries are dwindling.

You need to do all you can to cut the waste in your own life, and we have the perfect solution for you. It's called the FoodSaver, and today you are going to see how it can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year in wasted and spoiled food.

If you want to stretch an already tight family budget or you are on a fixed income, then you'll want to keep on reading.

  • One of the easiest ways to save money is to buy in bulk or when a sale is on. That's where a FoodSaver comes into its own. It's simple and quick to use.
  • The best way to get the most out of your food dollar is to start buying your food like meats such as chicken when there is a sale on you reap a number of benefits.
  • You can divide the chicken into meal-sized portions. Then using a calendar, your favorite cookbook(s), and/or your cookbook software program, you plan out your meals in advance. You then prepare them on the weekend and put them in the freezer.
  • Then when the day rolls around you go to the freezer and pop the dishes, you've prepared into the microwave or boiling water and even into the skillet.

In a short time, you have a delicious meal with no muss or fuss.

  • Preppers, as well as the frugal among us, can prepare dried or dehydrated foods with a FoodSaver equally well and if you've taken a leaf from the Mormons or Church of Latter Day Saints, you can stock your survival pantry with individual sized meals or snacks.
  • The MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) of the military are based on this principle, and you can have the same advantage without the high cost that they and other survival foods are going for today.
  • While Gundog has his own bags, you can do the same with bags that you obtain for yourself as well.
  • Meats, fish, poultry, and game can be dried, dehydrated, smoked, and cured. Then your FoodSaver prepares them for long-term storage. If add to this canning, preserving, and pickling. You can virtually start living from your larder exclusively with occasional additions of fresh fruits, veggies, and other seasonal products from a garden. This can make you far more self-reliant than you are today.

How Does It Work?

The food save combines a variety of technologies to make it a versatile and adaptable kitchen tool, first, by using individual containers with their associated lids you can prepare grains, cereals, spices, and coffee or tea for the long term. You use the vacuum function to remove the ambient air and "Voila" your dry products can go to the pantry to wait for your dining pleasure, next week or next year.

Next, you can create customized bags available to do the same thing. But in this case, you will use the sealing function to not only vacuum out the air but also heat seal the bag that comes off a roll inside the machine. This is then cut from the roll for storage in pantry or freezer.

If you have other products that you want to save, unique lids, valves, and other accessories makes it possible to preserve wine, jars, bottles, and even cans so as not to waste any food that might be left inside.

This means you can buy the #10 cans and other large containers that cost less for serving than the small 8-10 oz cans will hold.

So, no matter what you buy, even potato chips, cakes, and bread can be saved without crushing a single chip or flattening that piece of Angel Food cake you were saving for lunch next week.

Uses For A FoodSaver?

You see with just using bags you can save almost anything you want to eat. However, the list of things that need saving isn't limited to food.

Important documents can be waterproofed in case you live in a Flood zone. Campers, hikers, and outdoorsman can protect clothing and other survival gear for almost any condition you will face in the field.

Again, the list is only limited by your needs and imagination:

  • An emergency map in case your GPS craps out.
  • Take out plastic containers
  • Homemade "Ice Pack" for athletes
  • DIY Trail Mix
  • Bedding not in us
  • ​Pack clothes for daily use or travel
  • ​Medical supplies for out in the wild
  • ​Store metal objects to prevent rust

Delicate foods like chips and cakes can be sealed using the seal button on the unit that prevents crushing the chips and snacks. It also ensures Cakes do not become squished in the process as well.

One final trick is to make a stew, soup, and a meal like spaghetti and marinara that has a lot of liquid. Freeze it and then seal it with your FoodSaver and that way you do not make a mess during the vacuuming process.

Final Thoughts

There you have it an inexpensive way to save on your food bills and prevent wasting food in your home. The FoodSaver pays for itself in no time, and you have better control of your family’s nutrition and eating habits.

If you follow a plan like the Mormons, you can be eating almost entirely out of your pantry, and this makes you self-reliant and able to be ready in case there is a severe weather that takes down food delivery as it did to New York. With proper management, you can weather out these situations without hardly a ripple in your family's meal plans.

The FoodSaver has additional uses in other areas other than in food preservation, and we've only touched on a few of them.

So, whether you are a Prepper or just a regular person who wants to save some dough, you now have a way to take control of your food and stop wasting it.

Tomothy Jackson
 

I’m Tomothy Jackson, an adventure, survival writer. I want to help readers by sharing my experiences camping, trekking, hiking and fishing. I hope to inspire others to fully explore the depths of their passion.

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