I recently read some cool tips on how to cut down on our waste of food.
Don't toss trimmed ends from onions, carrots, celery, or peppers. Store them in the freezer and once you've saved a good ammount add them to a large pot with a few cups of water and make homemade veggie broth. This also works for cabbage cores and corn cobs.
Extra onion or pepper left over? Chop it up and store it in the freezer for receipes that need diced onion or pepper.
Using squash? Don't get rid of the seeds. Roast them in the oven like pumpkin seeds. They taste very similar.
Celery leaves are good for flavor. You can use them in meatloaf, soups, or stews.
Before peas, beans, corn, carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and leafy greens like spinach and kale go bad blanch them and put them in the freezer.
For fruit, make smoothies before it turns bad.
You can dry fruit and store it in the freezer.
Too many apples, make applesauce or apple butter.
Don't throw out the watermelon rinds. Picked watermelon makes a great treat.
Don't toss out bones from chicken, beef, or pork. They can be boiled to make stock.
Got a little bit of chicken meat left. Make chicken salad.