Tracking my food in Trello

There is a business analyst saying that “If you don’t measure it, you can’t control it”.

With it looking ever more likely that the UK would soon lock down, on Sunday afternoon, I removed all the food from my cupboards, my fridge and freezer and have recorded it in Trello.

I had considered taking photographs of each and attaching them as cover images but I wanted the board to be as simple and short as possible.

I have used the Custom Fields power-up to add either weight (in grams) or the number of items (packets, tins, jars, etc.) to help me track how much I have of each.

I assigned labels to each item to help me filter the board to simplify finding and pairing items.

Then, combined with SuperCook and various other recipe websites, seeing everything that I have in one place is helping me to plan my weekly menu by working out what I can cook with my relatively limited ingredients.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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