I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being more mindful with groceries, both when it comes to purchasing and actually using them. With so much fresh food right at our fingertips, it can sometimes be too easy to let things go to waste. How many mushy half cucumbers or browned heads of lettuce have we thrown away after forgetting about them? How often do we head to the store to buy new ingredients when we have a fridge full at home? Both financially and environmentally, it can be so beneficial to focus on consciously utilizing all fresh groceries before restocking for the week – especially if it means getting a little creative.