Have you made dinner or a salad recently that involved fresh broccoli and, out of habit, you cut off the tasty, dark tops to use and discarded the light-green stalks thinking there is no for them?
In the back of your brain you were probably thought this was a waste.
Well, you were right! It is a waste that can be avoided.
The broccoli stalks, although not as aesthetically pleasing, contain just as much beneficial nutrition as the dark-green tops.
Take a look at the following eleven great ways you can easily and conscientiously use up those broccoli stalks.
1. Make broccoli coleslaw or add shredded broccoli to your favorite coleslaw recipe.
2. Add in a handful of shredded broccoli stalks to an omelet, quiche, or frittata.
3. Use as a crunchy topping for tacos, wraps, and sandwiches.
4. Bulk up your favorite veggie or meatloaf recipe.
5. Add to stews, soups, and chilies.
6. Combine with other veggies to make a homemade vegetable broth.
7. Use in your favorite juicing recipe.
8. Add shredded stalks to green salads.
9. Slice julienne for stir-fry dishes.
10. Slice match-stick style for a crunchy vessel for your favorite hummus.
11. Make fermented broccoli (broccoli sauerkraut).
The next time you find your kitchen counter overloaded with unwanted broccoli stalks, use one of these tips to reduce your carbon footprint with a nutritional bonus. Green effort with no added cost is a win-win.