Turn Vegetable Peels Into a Crunchy Snack Instead of Trashing Them

Warning: You may wish you had a time machine after reading this post. Because what you’ll discover is that, for years, you’ve been missing out on a ridiculously tasty treat — baked vegetable peels.

When prepping potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and other root vegetables, it’s common practice to first wash and then remove the outer layer of skin. But the next time you ready these ingredients for a recipe, throw out old habits instead of the scraps. And then set those peels aside to bake into a crunchy, chip-like snack to enjoy between meals or while making the meal.

Source: Why You’ll Never Again Throw Away Vegetable Peels

This doesn’t work for me – I don’t peel vegetables.  I just wash, prepare/cook, and consume.  There’s nutritional value in the outer skin of vegetables, and it’s more effort to peel (besides mess)…

Study: Why It Pays To Be Semi-Vegetarian

A new study shows it pays to eat a more-vegetable-than-meat diet. But what if you’re not a fan of the green stuff? Here are some “gateway veggies” to consider.

Can’t cut meat completely? You don’t have to. People who follow a “pro”-vegetarian diet — which involves eating more plant-based foods than animal products — have a lower risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, says new research from the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle meeting.

In fact, people in the study who ate the most pro-vegetarian(so that 70 percent of their food came from plant sources) had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from these causes, compared with those who ate the least plant-based foods (where 20 percent of food came from plant sources).

Source: A Healthy Diet Doesn’t Have To Be Drastic! Why It Pays To Be Semi-Vegetarian

Aside from the spinach, the vegetable suggestions are OK for those of us on blood thinners.  Cucumbers – only the skin is an issue for us.  And this article has notes from previous posts:

Fries: 5 Fruit/Veg Alternatives Other than Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes aren’t the only challenger to the conventional potato’s French-fried dominance. In fact, there are many fruits and veggies that make for a great alternative to french fries (or what our British friends might call chips).

So, if your comfort food cravings demand a little more creativity, or you’re just looking for a new way to serve some winter CSA staples, try these fries.

Source: 5 fruit and vegetable fries you have to try

Good news – All of the alternatives are low in vitamin K!  The avocado version would be interesting – the fat content means you probably would fill up fast.  But it’s good fat content.

Introducing Carrot: Crowdfunding Vegetables

Direct link to the video (vimeo, 1:15 minutes)

“Introducing Carrot” is a parody of high-tech product launches that shows off the features of a carrot in the same way companies show off the features of phones and other devices.

Source: Carrot, A Parody of High-Tech Product Launches Focusing on the Innovative Features of a Carrot

On a similar vein: Sustainable Kidnapping