We’ve all seen the images online of bins overflowing with fresh food and while panic buying is on the decline, it’s still important to limit food waste as much as possible.
With that in mind here’s a few ideas to help you use your leftover fruit and vegetables.
1. Turn over ripe bananas into healthy(ish) banana ice-cream
Peel, cut into pieces and freeze over ripe bananas, then chuck them into a food processor or blender with a little bit of milk to create a healthy soft serve, perfect for kids. You can even add extras in like peanut butter or chocolate.
2. Cook wrinkly tomatoes down to make pasta sauce
Combine your tomatoes with olive oil and salt in a pan over a medium heat for ten minutes. Et Voila! A tomato based sauce perfect for chicken or pasta and it’s freezable.
3. Roast leftover garlic
Oven roast partial heads or even leftover cloves of garlic then use it to slather on toast or baguettes.
4. Wrap overripe fruit in pre-made pastry
This is honestly the world’s easiest dessert. Place the fruit in the middle of the pastry sheet and fold the pastry around it so that some of the fruit is still on show, brush with egg and then simply follow the pastry packet cooking instructions.
5. Toss herbs and greens into food processor to make easy pesto
Although basil is the classic, there’s no rule to say that you can’t use parsley, chives or even spinach or kale. Just add olive oil and cheese and give it a whizz in a food processor then use over pasta, with chicken or even in omelettes.
6. Make leftover veggie frittata
Use all your leftover veggies with eggs and milk to clear your fridge of anything that’s about to go bad and create a delicious nutritional meal.
7. Turn yoghurt and berries into ice lollies
The perfect treat for those sunny days. Just mix the yoghurt and fruit together, place in ice lollies moulds or paper cups if you don’t have any and freeze.
I hope this has provided a bit of inspiration on how to make the most of your fruit and vegetables.
Hope everyone is staying safe!
Until next time.