Waste not, want not. Ben Franklin coined the phrase over 200 years ago but its timelessness transcends generations as families budget for meals and recycling practices extend to food. In a “green” kitchen, with just a little time and patience you can creatively recycle many food products and byproducts you have routinely discarded in the past.
Some fruits like grapes and berries generate little or no waste, while others such as citrus fruits, apples, and melons often render more waste than food. Minimize what you throw out by using these tips and ideas.
Non-Citrus Fruits and Peels
Vegetable byproducts are a little harder to recycle but you’ll feel good knowing you’re keeping waste to a minimum with these two ideas.