Wonder Waste

  On average, Americans waste more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. Make the most of groceries, reduce trash and save yourself money with these simple ideas.Potato PeelsMake chips by tossing potato peels with some spray olive oil and salt. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.Vegetable TrimmingsAdd all inedible vegetable trimmings , carrot peels, zucchini stems, onion ends, celery root ends and more to a large ziptop bag in the freezer. When the bag is full, add trimmings to a large stockpot, cover with water, and simmer for 4-6 hours to make a rich vegetable stock.Darkening BananasOf course you can always use past their prime bananas to make banana bread. But they’re also good in smoothies or frozen slightly and blended into one ingredient with avocado and peanut butter.Citrus PeelsPeel the outer skin of citrus, avoiding as much of the white pith as possible. Dry in 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours, and add to herbal teas. You can also infuse water by tossing peels in and letting them steep for a while.