We've talked before about food waste here on LHL but we haven't really gone into detail yet on how to do it. I think one of the best ways is just having ideas of what to do with certain scraps so they have a plan and you don't just toss them or keep them around forever because you aren't sure what to do with them.
Here are some ideas on what to do with certain foods instead of throwing them away. If you have more, make sure you shout them out in the comments section!
Lettuce or Spinach - Bunny food(not iceberg), vegetable soup, eggroll stuffing.
Meat Scraps - Various soups, dog/cat treats, chili, stir fry.
Carrots - Soups, make vegetable stock.
Oranges, Grapefruits, Other Citrus Fruits - Boil in water on the stove as a natural air freshener. Dry to add to teas. Make candied oranges.
Potatoes - Soups. Drizzle oil and salt onclean skins and bake. Save the water.
Tomatoes - Freeze scraps in a bag until you have enough to add to dishes.
Onions - We save small pieces of these in a container in the fridge. Add to soups, pasta, or many other meals.
Watermelon - You can pickle the rinds or dry the seeds. (Like Pumpkin Seeds).
What other uses do you have for food scraps? We feed alot to our chickens, they love it!
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