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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Use The Most of those Fruit and Vegetables

Fruits and veggies offer awesome amounts of nutrients. However we let many of the important and helpful nutrients to get thrown out. While most fruit gummies and rolls do not contain any fruit but lots of sugar there is a way to make this statistic better. Get your fruit and snack together. Enjoy apples and peanut butter, or mix up some plain yogurt and fresh fruit to make a smoothie While these snacks may sound familiar you may be surprised to see other parts of the fruit such as the peel and seeds used

As you prepare the meal at hand, save the veggie scraps rather than throwing them out. There are many things you can do with them. From usin veggie scraps in broths to candied orange peels. Save the herb stems, onion ends, carrot ends, veggie peels and rest to put into soup. When your plastic baggie is full add the scraps to a pan, cover with cold water and bring to boil. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours to create a delicious broth. In addition fruit peels can be used to flavor lquid to use in oatmeal or flavored syrups.

Root vegetable greens are often tossed out but when we do that we throw out lots of nutrients. Saute beet greens in garlic or use a sub in recipe that calls for kale or spinach. Saute carrot tops or use them in pesto instead of basil. Turnip and radish greens have uses as well. Herb leaves are often tossed out as well but there is no need as they have the same flavor as the leaves.

Even banana peels can be used to gain more vitamins and nutrients. Juicing banana peels by placing cleaned peels in boiling water for 10 minutes. The juice will be extracted and after removing peels and allowing to cool can be added to smoothies or other drinks . The boost of vitamins and minerals the banana peel offers will offer your body a boost.

So how do use leftover parts of vegetables and fruits??

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