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Don't waste food items, use them in these healthy and tasty ways

Don't waste food items, use them in these healthy and tasty ways

It is high time we created awareness of poverty and environmental changes around us and reducing food waste is a great way to do the same

In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the environment, rising poverty, food-waste, composting, it is a good idea to do your bit to reduce food waste. The following are eight simple ways in which you can utilize everyday food items to make healthy and tasty alternatives instead of throwing them in the bin. 

Lime cubs are the best way to use up wasted limes/lemons. (Pexels)
Lime cubs are the best way to use up wasted limes/lemons. (Pexels)

1) Did you end up buying too many limes and lemons? More than you need for the recipe you were trying out for the evening? Are you scared they will rot and go bad before you use them again? How about you squeeze the juice into ice cube trays and let it freeze into lemon cubes? Just the thought of adding them to a glass of water on a hot sultry evening makes my mouth water. 

2) Do you have leftover salsa, vegetables, cheese or even spices? Pool them all in on your frying pan when you're making your omelette next morning - not only will that make your breakfast a lot more delicious and a tad bit healthy, but also help lower the levels of your compost bin.

Use vegetable ends as a base for the next dish you cook. (Pexels)
Use vegetable ends as a base for the next dish you cook. (Pexels)

3) Instead of throwing away the butt ends of carrots and other similar vegetables, like the stalks of leafy vegetables, put them in a big pot of water to boil. Save yourself the money which you would use otherwise to buy yourself vegetable stock and instead make your own. Your kitchen will also thank you because it will be filled up with a warm homely aroma. 

Wine should never be wasted. (Pexels)
Wine should never be wasted. (Pexels)

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