Upcycled Food is All You Need Right Now

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Sustainability has become a huge trend all over the world and it’s taking over every aspect of our lives. One of the latest sustainable food trends that we’re definitely crazy about is upcycled food. Turning old food into edible meals sounds weird at first, but it’s actually a lot easier and tastier than it sounds.

Why You Should Try Upcycling Food?

Food waste is a huge environmental problem because almost half of all food that’s produced ultimately ends up as waste. We generate more food waste than we usually think, just by throwing away food scraps that are not only completely edible but very nutritious too. Upcycling food is good for the environment, but can also save your money and help improve your diet.

How to Upcycle Food?

Here are a few simple ways to upcycle food at home:

  • Veggie stems and stalks can be used for making soups, smoothies, sautéed veggies, pesto, and other dips and dressings.
  • Stale bread can be used for making French toast, bread pudding, breadcrumbs, croutons, and more.
  • Pickle juice can be reused for pickling or for making marinades, salad vinaigrettes, and tasty drinks.
  • Use leftover cheese rinds for making soups and stews