Veggie stir fry recipe + reducing food waste
Sponsored. This post is made in collaboration with Netto/Fødevarebanken and their new app ‘Mad Skal Spises’ designed to reduced food waste.
I have been super excited to give you an update on the app ‘Mad skal spises’ that I wrote about in this blogpost. I have now been using the app for a couple of weeks, so I really want to share my experience, a couple of tips and even this yummy veggie stir fry recipe that created with a combination of findings from the app + random leftover veggies in my fridge that really needed to be used before they went bad.
Like I wrote earlier ‘Mad skal spises’ is an app developed by Netto/Fødevarebanken where you can find products in supermarkets near you that are discounted because they have bought too large amounts and have excess products or because the products are about to expire. I have been using the app every time I have gone grocery shopping for these past few weeks and while it is mainly meat and dairy products that are on there, then I still managed to find some goodies like the sprouts that I have used for the stir fry recipe I share below or bottles of my favorite Innocent smoothies marked down to less than half the original price. I have been contributing to the app as well, the cool thing is that the app works for all supermarkets, not just Netto, and it is both the store employees and the customers that can add things to the app. This means that if you see products that are marked down in your local grocery store, then you can take a photo and share the details, so others can see it in the app and not only help reduce food waste, but also save money while doing it. Since there is mostly meat and dairy products on there I have been trying to add more marked down produce and plant based items as well, I love that we can all help influence the products shown on there and inspire each other to buy these items and help reduce food waste.
You can find the link to download the app and an explanation on how to use + my veggies stir fry recipe below ❤︎
I can really recommend giving the app a try, there might not be a lot of products added in your area right now, but you can help by adding products and encouraging others to do the same. I really want this app to be a great succes and believe it will be if everyone engages and help build it by adding their local findings. We really need to step it up for the environment and join the fight against food waste and this is such a helpful tool. If you want to give the app a try you can download it right here – it is available for both iphone and android. It think it is sadly only available here in Denmark for now, but hopefully they will expand it to other countries as well.
For my Danish readers there’s even a little video explaining the concept and showing how to use the app. It is super easy to use though, so there is no excuse not to get started + you both help reduce food waste and save money while doing it – now thats a win/win situation! ;)
Veggie stir fry, 2-3 servings:
125 grams wholewheat noodles – or whatever noodles you prefer
2 deciliter (equals 0.8 cup) shelled edamame beans
1/2 red bell peber, chopped
2 carrots, spiralized
1/3 zucchini, spiralized
75 grams beansprouts
4 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
A handful fresh cilantro, chopped – optional
3 tablespoons soya
The juice from 1 lime
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons grated ginger
A pinch of chilli powder
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Start by boiling the noodles according to package instructions. Add the ingredients for the sauce to a bowl and whisk everything together, I usually add a little bit of boiling water a tablespoon at a time to help getting the peanut butter the right consistency. Add the sesame seeds, scallions, edamame, red bell pepper, carrot, zucchini and sprouts to a pan or wok and fry it in a little bit of oil on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add the boiled noodles, cilantro and the sauce and fry it for 5-10 minutes while stirring/tossing regularly. And you are done, enjoy!