Americans waste 33 million tons of food each year according to the EPA. Thirty-three million! That’s over 40% of our food!
Families can save lots and lots of money by cutting back on food waste. Not only that, but producing food uses a lot of resources, so reducing food waste is good for the earth. If that’s your thing you can get extra warm fuzzies by using up leftovers.
Fruit and vegetables seem to suffer especially badly in the food waste world. How often do you toss the last spotty bananas or limp celery stalk? Here are five recipes that use produce we might otherwise throw in the trash.