What to do with the leftover vegetables from vegetable stock?

I love getting questions from friends and readers.  It’s my favorite way to come up with new ideas for posts.  Today’s post is a follow up to one I wrote about getting in your daily dose of fruits and veggies.  My friend Susan asked about the broth I reference in this post and what to do with the leftover veggies once you’ve simmered them to get all the vitamins and nutrients out. 

Before you trash the leftover vegetable skins and pulp try one of these  ideas for putting them to good use. 

  1. Throw them in your compost bin.  They will be great for your garden.
  2. Puree the leftover vegetables and use them in any number of recipes.  You can add them to soups or stews for extra fiber, thickening and taste.  Stuff them into peppers with cheese, sea salt & pepper.  Mix them into your sauce for vegetable spaghetti or even better vegetable lasagna.  The possibilities are endless. 
  3. Puree them and make them into veggie burgers by adding eggs, flour, bread crumbs, and some seasonings.
  4. Freeze them, date the bags and save them until a need or great recipe idea strikes!

Do you make your own vegetable stock?  What do you do with the leftover vegetables after you boil out the vitamins, nutrients and flavor?

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  1. Thanks Calie!!!

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