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By Jess Dang

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.

TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a meal-planning service, to develop a full seven days of dinner recipes, four servings each, made using just one grocery list. The recipes re-use ingredients and use the most perishable ingredients earlier in the week to avoid food spoilage. Bonus? These recipes are really easy and the dishes are delicious! Here, on day four, try crowd-pleasing Panko-Crusted Oven-"Fried" Chicken with Feta, Corn, Peas and Spinach.

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Day 1: Lemon-Garlic Salmon and Asparagus

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#ReduceFoodWaste Tip: It’s unlikely there’ll be anything left of this dinner, but these chicken strips can be chopped up for a next day lunch - it’ll add texture and protein to a salad or a wrap.Or kids will love this for a finger snack — serve it with a little ketchup and they will prefer homemade over fast food any day.

Panko-Crusted Oven-Fried Chicken with Buttered-Feta Corn, Peas, and Spinach
Cook Smarts