11 Nutritious Reasons to Eat Food Scraps

It’s not trash—it’s dinner!

By Emily Main


Beet Greens

During beet season, be sure to buy beets with the greens attached. The greens, usually available on young, tender beets, are packed with fiber and vitamins K, A, and C. Chop them up, stems and all, and sauté them in some oil, then dress them with balsamic vinegar and add them to pasta.

Try it: Roasted Beet and Beet Green Salad

Learn More: Grow Your Own Beets.

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