Did you get a little overzealous with that last trip to the farmers market, resulting in a produce bin bursting with items ready to eat ASAP? The following are simple tricks, presented by DFW Property Management, to make use of your expiring produce, which will allow you to waste less and stretch your dollar.
Celery, carrots, peppers or herbs begging to be used, pronto? Give them a quick chop, toss them in a pot with ample water and a splash of salt, bring it to a boil and then simmer for an hour. Strain your produce and reserve the liquid for tasty soup stock. Pro tip: you can freeze the stock for later use!
Cucumbers aren’t the only things you can pickle. Carrots, peppers, onion and jicama make great pickles — all you need is vinegar and salt!
Make dog food
You aren’t the only one who loves to eat your veggies. Toss wilting produce in a crock-pot with rice and chicken and create your own healthy dog food. Just make sure to skip mushroom, onion, garlic, chives, tomato or potato as they can be toxic for your furry friend.
This works best for super-ripe fruit — chop them up and freeze for easy smoothie additions. Not a smoothie fan? Juice or blend your fruit first and make popsicles or tasty ice cubes to jazz up your water.
Carrots, zucchini, bananas, oh my! Use some of these staples to create a batch of healthier muffins for you and your family to enjoy.
DFW Property Management.com manages properties in the entire Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. We offer three property management packages: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Please click on the links to read more about each one, or check out our comparison page. Give us a call at 682-200-6700 if you have any questions.