6 Creative Ways to Use Food Scraps

Pickle watermelon rinds

Like pickling other fruits and vegetables, you simmer the rinds in a mixture of vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until they soften, then store them in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Try making bone broth

Instead of purchasing pricey bone broth supplements or powdered mixes, you can make your own bone broth at home by saving leftover bones from meat.

Make croutons using stale bread

If you have a loaf of bread that’s gone stale, there’s no need to toss it. Instead, use it to whip up a batch of delicious homemade croutons.

Sauté the stems of leafy greens

However, instead of tossing them out, you can save the stems, chop them into small pieces, and sauté them with a bit of olive oil and your favorite seasonings.

Regrow your veggies in water

Simply cut the bottom of the stalk and place it in a shallow bowl with enough water to cover the roots. Although it may take time to see significant growth, you’ll start to notice progress within a few days.

Make vegetable stock

You can use your homemade vegetable stock to cook pasta or grains, or add it to soups and stews to ramp up the flavor.

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