We Waste Too Much Produce

Produced but uneaten food occupies almost 1.4 billion hectares of land – roughly 30% of the world’s agricultural land area. (RTS) 80% of that is good, edible food that is thrown out.

Why would we throw out good food? Sometimes it “doesn’t look good,” and other times, we just don’t know how to prepare something healthy for us but unfamiliar. The latter is why we offer #MeatlessMonday and #WhyWasteFoodWednesday recipes: edible food should be eaten and not thrown away. Planning is the number one to consume all that we have available. Let’s plan to eat all of the produce in our refrigerators with creative and delicious recipes.

Vegan Is Just Another Option

We wanted to switch things up this week with a healthy recipe for a vegan hummus bowl. This dish is a bit lighter choice but has enough fiber and vitamins to keep you feeling full! Start your Monday off right with this fresh meal choice you can make in 3 easy steps!

Vegan hummus bowl with a fork

Ingredient List:

  • 1/2 cup of baby greens
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 10 olives (Kalamata preferred)
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 2 pita bread slices
  • 1 cup of grain (quinoa or rice)


  1. To start, you will next make the first layer of your vegan hummus bowl. Fill your baby greens into a medium-size bowl to act as your base. Then add grains and hummus to the mix!
  2. You can now garnish your salad. This next layer will consist of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and red onion. (You can even drop in some feta cheese to make things extra tasty!)
  3. Lastly, add your finishing touch…pita bread! This should complete your bowl, making it ready to serve and enjoy.

It is essential to think about food waste. Every time you throw it out, ask yourself if it couldn’t be used in a way you are not familiar with. Follow this blog and share the recipes to open up other people to the idea of #StoppingFoodWaste. If you have a recipe you would like to share with us for #meatlessmondays, please email us! Feel free to check out our other #meatlessmonday recipes on our blog if you haven’t already.

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