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How to use leftover vegetable scraps 101: make a coleslaw!!!
After chopping off the head of broccoli, I am always left with a big chunk of stem.
And after peeling and chopping carrots, I'm left with the ends and peel scraps.
And on top of that, after using cabbage to make stir fry, I'm left with 1/2 of the head.
So, what to do with all these scraps BESIDES throwing it away?? Toss them all into a food processor, pulse them a few times and whip up some coleslaw.
Food waste is a huge problem in our country, and unfortunately we are all culprits of it in some way, shape, or form. I am someone who has been conscious of it since buying my own groceries post-college (aka since being an adult). l will eat whatever is in my fridge so that I don't have to throw away any food. Mostly it is because I don't want to waste my money, but it goes bigger than that with affecting our environment too. Saving $$$ and reducing waste are two great reasons to get creative with scraps!
3-5 stems from broccoli heads, about 1 cup
Scraps from 5-7 big carrots, about 1/2 cup
1/4 head of cabbage, about 1 cup
1/4 cup raisins
2 tbsp paleo-friendly mayo OR light sour cream OR greek yogurt
2 tbsp dijon mustard
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper
Put the 3 vegetables into a food processor or blender and pulse a few times until you get the shred size that you would like. Add to a bowl with the raisins and rest of ingredients. Stir until coated thoroughly.
**These are the leftover produce items I had in my fridge, but you can sub with other scraps such as: cauliflower, zucchini, lettuce, kale, etc.
1/2 granny smith apple instead of raisins for sweetness
Juice from 1 lime + cilantro for a Mexican flare
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