Every part of your produce holds unique value and nourishment within itself: avocado seeds contain more than 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole fruit, beet greens contain an abundance of nitrates, polyphenols, and Vitamins A & C, and onion skins are the most nutritious part of the vegetable.
It's important for us to honor this uniqueness within each plant and incorporate it into our diet, reducing waste and welcoming deeper nourishment into each meal. One of our favorite ways to use the odds and ends of any vegetable is to freeze them and use them to form the base of a delicious homemade broth. You can make a nutrient-dense veggie broth by simply pairing the vegetables with boiling water or you can use them to elevate a bone broth recipe, like ours on our journal. A supportive practice we use while cooking is setting a bowl out to place onion skins, celery leaves, carrot tops, and beyond into so that they don't find themselves in the trash instead. Other recommendations include making a carrot top pesto, including beet greens in a juice, and sautéing radish greens alongside radishes!
Honor the Earth and nourish your being by exploring the many ways peels, greens, leaves, seeds, and skins can welcome wellbeing within.