GUEST: We throw away nearly $2,000 in food each year

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SEATTLE — Every year, the average American household throws away 25 percent of the food they buy, adding up to more than $1,600 a year. A new campaign by King County is hoping to help curb that.

“Food: Too Good to Waste” is a video series filled with tips on how we can stop throwing so much food away every week. From shopping smart, to tips on keeping fruits and vegetables fresh- the series has a ton of great tips. Click here to watch.

Even better? Recipes that showcase how the food you’re about to toss might be turned in to the perfect leftovers!

Chef Jackie Freeman from PCC Natural Food Market brought some delicious ideas. Click here for her salmon cake recipe; click here for her avocado smoothie, as seen on this morning’s show.

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