This week, the “first” summer vacation begins in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the main travel season. Vacations have been booked and trips have been planned for a long time, but the fridge is often full shortly before departure. On the day of departure, there are often annoying surprises, and good purchases are unintentionally put in the trash. The initiative is too good for a trash can! The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture provides tips for planning your vacation without leaving any residue.
Before Departure: Plan Well and Use Leftovers
Every year, it’s a challenge. Empty the fridge before going on holidays to keep food out of the trash. Anything with a long shelf life, such as flour, pasta, rice, oil, canned food, potatoes, honey, jam, sealed juice, and long-lived milk, can be stored without problems. freezer. Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, peas, fish fillets, and bread can be frozen before vacation and used later. The situation depends on the food and drinks in the refrigerator. Never eat eggs, cheese, fresh milk, open juices, jams, yogurt and quarks, butter or margarine, fish, and meat. The same is true for vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini. For the last few days at home, we recommend a small menu. You need to take into account the consumption of fresh food and the recycling of leftovers, and what you can bring with you during your vacation. Friends, relatives, and neighbors help with the short-term “removal” of excess food.
Let’s go: Preparation is everything
It’s often stressful on the day of departure, so it makes sense to prepare for the trip the evening before, store it in the fridge, pack it and prepare for the trip. Not only preparing for the food but also checking whether your car (Honda SUV Hybrid) is in good condition.
Be aware of the weather when choosing treats
If you take the weather into account, you will be better prepared. Avoid mayonnaise and other raw egg dishes when it is hot, as there is a risk of salmonella. Bread does not contain fish eats such as raw minced meat or salmon. Lactic acid bacteria quickly form on fresh sausages when warm and form a film of fat on the sausages. The alternative is smoked food, which has a longer shelf life due to its production. Apples, bananas, dried fruits, cherry tomatoes, and well-wrapped vegetable sticks are fine in the heat.
Out and About: Well packaged so it’s half the savings.
No one likes to eat crushed jam bread with liver sausage flavor. Soaked pretzel sticks are not sloppy vegetable sticks either. Therefore, sweet and salty foods should always be packed separately. Nibbles also need to be separated from juicy foods. Vegetables and cut fruits should be protected from drying out, such as in a plastic box. Wrap the brittle bread in cellophane or baking paper and place it in the bread box. With a cooler bag with an ice pack, your travel preparation will be fresh and appetizing even on long trips.