12 Kitchen Hacks That Reduce Food And Financial Waste

Life is already stressful. Eating is essential—no reason to feel stressed out about it. When the budget is tight, and you have to throw food away because it’s spoiled, it is like throwing money away.

There are many ways to repurpose food waste to save money. Here are some great kitchen hacks to up-cycle your food waste. 

Banana Peels As Fertilizer

You can use every last piece of it. Save the banana peels and add to water for excellent Fertilizer. Your house plants will thank you.

Veggie Or Meat Stock From Scraps

Put those scraps in a bag and keep them in the freezer. When the bag gets full, drop all the leftovers in a pot with water. Then season the stock to your liking.

You can rehydrate stale bread by quickly putting it under running water and in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes. You can also turn your stale bread into breadcrumbs.

Revive Stale Bread

Our favorite is green onions. Instead of throwing away the scraps just plant the bulb of the green onion in dirt and it will grow back a few weeks later.

Grow From Scraps

Leftover rind from Parmesan cheese? Keep the cheese rind in the fridge or freezer, and toss it in soups, sauces, or stews for an extra oomph to your dishes.

Cheese Rind

Leftover Herbs Into Olive Oil Or Freezer Cubes

Put your leftover herbs in olive oil for infused oils for cooking. You can also put fresh herbs in an ice cube tray, top with water, and freeze them.

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