If you’re like me, you’ve most likely thrown away perfectly good scraps of food at some point. Well, I was surprised to hear that you can utilize nearly every scrap and peel. Most vegetable trimmings and peels can be frozen and used to flavor soups and stews. Bones also make nutrient-rich homemade stock. After peeling, trimming, and prepping our meals, we’re left with scraps that often get tossed in the compost.
But think twice before throwing away these odds and ends. They have delicious uses for our common kitchen leftovers! These food scraps can be stored and repurposed for plenty of different recipes. Here are 24 ordinary food scraps to save, and we’ve also added some ideas of what you can make with them.