What to do with Less than Fresh Vegetables

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Sometimes it is near impossible to eat all the vegetables we buy or grow before they lose a great deal of their freshness. Life just gets in the way. Or you overestimated what you’ll need for creating recipes for the week. These items can still be used, though. So don’t throw them away until you consider these uses.

  • Slow cooker meals are easy to create. A cheap cut of meat with less than fresh vegetables will still give a delicious meal. Try some beef, a couple of potatoes, carrots, and squash with water. Cook on low 6-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours. Add seasonings if you choose.
  • If you want to cook the above meal more quickly, put the meat and some water into a roasting pan and roast for a couple of hours. Then add the vegetables about an hour before the finish time.
  • Add shredded carrot, or chopped spinach or celery, to a smoothie.
  • Dice or shred vegetables to add to Paleo muffins or breads.
  • Cut the  vegetables up and freeze for a slow cooker meal later in the month.
  • Cut celery small and add it to a pasta sauce.

There are plenty of ways to use vegetables before you consider throwing them out. How do you use less than fresh vegetables? Let us know in the comments, or email me privately at shannonlbuck@gmail.com.




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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one Little Man and one Little Miss. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandchildren. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.


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