615x200_ds-photo_getty_article_235_117_466267057_XSWhether it’s Christmas, Yule or Hanukkah, December is a time of celebration – and that means gathering together for a festive meal. But did you know – SHOCK HORROR – that the festive season is also a chillingly significant source of food waste in the UK?

2 million turkeys and 74 million mince pies are wasted each year.

These food waste stats froze us in our tracks! But, in collaboration with Hubbub, we’re here to remind you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Freezing leftovers can cut food waste by a half, saving food and money. So give yourself some freezer space and transform your Christmas leftovers into spring dinners.

Where to start?

1. Learn the facts: check out these top 5 freezing facts and break the ice with your freezer.

2. Pick up some Festive leftover recipes. Georgian inspired beetloaf with Borodinsky crumble, anyone? Or charred sprout dip? Yes please!

3. Sign up to OLIO and share your festive leftovers with your neighbours!

 

More super tips from our pals at Hubbub here. 

Happy festive season from Good Food Oxford!

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