Waste Not, Want Not – 7 Easy Recipes to Utilize Old Fruit and Veg

While buying organic is beneficial to our bodies and the environment, it can be a little more pricey than store-bought fruit and vegetables. I know all too well how disappointing it is to find fruit and veg lying limp and lifeless in the fruit bowl. I always think to myself: is there more I could have done?

And the answer is yes. There are countless quick, easy, not to mention fun recipes you can make at home to utilize fruit and veg that is nearly past its best.


Smoothies are a super quick and easy way to use up your old fruit and veg, and make a delicious breakfast. There’s not really anything you can’t use – though some combinations are better than others.


Orange marmalade

This simple little recipe is an effortless way to use up any spare oranges that are starting to get a bit old. The beauty of this recipe is that it is long-lasting and a scrumptious addition to any kitchen.


Spicy warm fruit salad

This recipe is good for using up any of fruit that may be lying around. Just serve with vanilla ice cream or add it to your favourite morning cereal and enjoy.  


Banana loaf

This recipe will have you feeling like a domestic goddess in less than an hour! It’s a simple treat that is perfect with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. You can even add a handful of chocolate chips, oats or peanut butter for variation.


Carrot and parsnip soup

This is a hearty, warming broth that is good for the soul. Its rich flavor and quick, easy recipe make it the perfect way to use up any root vegetables that may have seen better days.


Blueberry muffins

This delicious classic is easy to make and another feel good treat to enjoy. They are sweet and so packed full of fruity flavor that you will never waste blueberries again!


Strawberry jam

This may be an obvious one, but jam is a super easy way to use up any spare berries. The beauty of this simple recipe is that many different kinds of fruit can be used and it has a very long shelf life.


Now there is no excuse to waste any of your organic produce again using these easy recipes. Why not give them a go yourself and tell us what you think?



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