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, 49 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 Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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