How to Make Snacks From Kitchen Scraps

Potato Skins

About half of the spud's hunger-quelling fiber is in the skin.

Make Into potato crisps. Place peelings on a baking sheet and sprinkle with oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Bake at 400°F until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.

Apple Peels

They contain nearly all of the fruit's quercetin, an antioxidant that helps ward off certain cancers, according to a study in Nutrition Journal.

Add To ham and cheese sandwich. Layer ham, thinly sliced apple peels, and grated Cheddar on a slice of whole grain bread, then broil until the cheese is bubbly.

Kiwi Fruit Peels

They're rich in vitamin E and disease-fighting flavonoids.

Add To smoothies. Blend together 1 unpeeled kiwifruit, ? cup frozen strawberries,

1 cup orange juice, and ? cup plain yogurt.

Orange Peels

They provide d-limonene, a compound that may protect against skin cancer.

Add To chili. Finely chop the peel and toss in 1 to 2 tablespoons with the beans, tomatoes, and spices.

Broccoli Stalks

A single one contains more than a day's worth of vitamin C.

Add To stir-fries. Peel the stalks—what's inside is almost as tender as asparagus and makes a delicious addition.

Carrot Peels

The beta-carotene protects the eyes, skin, and immune system.

Add To
meat loaf and burgers. Mix shredded carrot and carrot peel with lean ground meat to keep it from drying out.

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