Greek Government Asks Retailers to Discount Expired Food Products

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Click through to find recipes for the non-perishable items in your pantry.

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Secret Ingredient Sweet Potato Pie

Guess what the secret ingredient for this sweet potato pie is? Hint: it's a non-perishable item!

Get the recipe: Secret Ingredient Sweet Potato Pie

Best Ever Meatloaf

This amazing meatloaf uses canned tomato soup and dry bread crumbs.

Get the recipe: Best Ever Meatloaf

Beef 'N' Bean Bake

Canned chili and salsa make this bean bake a spicy favorite.

Get the recipe: Beef 'N' Bean Bake

Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes

Canned tomato soup makes these cupcakes delicious and moist!

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Mixed Vegetable and Farro Soup

Tomato paste and canned borlotti or pinto beans mixed with fresh ingredients make a savory soup.

Get the recipe: Mixed Vegetable and Farro Soup

Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry with Noodles

Ramen noodles and canned tomato soup make this recipe quick and easy!

Get the recipe: Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry with Noodles

Bow Ties in Beef Blush Sauce

Picante sauce and Italian seasoning will be a hit at the dinner table.

Get the recipe: Bow Ties in Beef Blush Sauce

Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Shells

Use up your leftover tomato sauce in this yummy broccoli and cheese recipe!

Get the recipe: Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Shells

Brown Sugar Spice Cake

Tomato soup and spice cake mix combine in a simple and moist cake that's perfect with ice cream.

Get the recipe: Brown Sugar Spice Cake

Broccoli & Garlic Penne Pasta

Use some chicken broth and pasta from your pantry to whip up this delicious garlic dish!

Get the recipe: Broccoli & Garlic Penne Pasta

Broiled Banana Bagel

Use up your peanut butter by making delicious but simple bagel treat!

Get the recipe: Broiled Banana Bagel

Pumpkin Bread

You'll love this combination of flour, baking soda, brown sugar and pumpkin puree.

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In response to its ongoing recession, the Greek government is asking retailers to discount expired food. Greece's food safety board will extend final sell-by dates by as many as three months past the dates determined by the foods' manufacturers in order to help its citizens save money on food.

As NPR reported, some Greek activists reacted negatively to these austerity measures, saying that the new policy "forces food that supermarkets 'send to the pigs' on those who are already suffering." But some in the European Parliament have advocated selling nearly-expired food at a discount to help reduce food waste.

Fortunately, the new rules will only apply to non-perishable items such as pasta, spices and canned sauces. Selling food past its expiration date is actually already legal in Greece, as it is in parts of the United States and European Union.

If you are, perhaps, now reminding yourself to use the non-perishable items in your pantry before they expire, try the recipes in the slideshow above!

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