We’ve got ways to use up your veggie and fruit scraps. Onion and garlic peels, carrot tops, herb scraps, they all have a purpose. We’ve shared 5 ways to use up veggie scraps in your kitchen so they don’t go to waste.
1. Flavour Homemade Stock Or Broth
Peels and scraps of produce not only have a ton of flavour, but contain nutrients that shouldn’t be wasted. Instead of throwing them into the compost, keep a freezer bag full of these scraps and add to it until you have enough to make a homemade vegetable broth.
2. Infuse Oil With Herbs
Infuse your leftover bunches of thyme and rosemary sprigs in oil and place in a sealed jar. This can be used in dressings, as a dipping oil or as a drizzle for meat or pasta in the following days.
3. Flavour Your Water
Save your pineapple core or strawberry hull and place it in a pitcher of ice cold water to create an infusion. This is a refreshing sweet drink in the summertime.
4. Deodorize Your Fridge
Squeezed out all the juice from your lemon? Keep it in the fridge in a small bowl on the top shelf. It works wonders as a fridge deodorizer for a couple of weeks.
5. Fertilize Your Plants
Before you toss your banana peels, soak them in water for a few days and then use this water to hydrate your plants. The added potassium and phosphorus in the water make a great fertilizer that can help revive a sad-looking plant!
Did You Know?
Using up your scraps makes you a food-saving champion!