The Real Deal: Tips to help you avoid food waste

We are changing our shopping habits by buying  less so our food isn’t wasted.
We waste 20 pounds of food every month, and lose almost $2,000 a year for a family of four.
News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman asked a chef for tips on keeping our food fresher and longer.
Julie Hartigan showed Lieberman some easy ways to make our investments pay off longer - including making your own cauliflower rice.
Make sure your refrigerator is set at 34 degrees and your freezer at zero to ensure freshness.
Do not overcrowd your refrigerator this can create warm spots which lead to food spoilage.
Use what’s in your fridge - Cooklist.com helps you find recipes for food you already have.
To help with the hefty price at checkout - be smart about using credit cards that give you cash back.
If you have a story idea, question or tip, click here to reach out to Janice.