Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Don’t throw those Vegetables out!

Sponsored: Don’t throw those Vegetables out!

Fresh vegetables won’t last forever in your refrigerator, and if the ones you’ve purchased are looking a little sad and soft or limp, it’s time to use them. 

Some Ideas

Here are 7 ideas of  what  you can do with those vegetables so you don’t waste money by throwing them out.

• Frittatas, omelets or quiche are great vehicles for a number of different vegetables when combined with egg and cheese and perhaps some chopped ham. 

• Pizza - Top your frozen cheese or homemade pizza with vegetables.

• Stir Fry or Fried Rice - Combine vegetables with rice and tofu, chicken, shrimp, pork or steak

Related Items

• Tacos or Quesadillas - Chop up vegetables and add to a taco or quesadilla along with fish, ground beef or chicken.

• Smoothies or Juices 

• Roasted vegetables - This works well with root vegetables as well as broccoli and brussel sprouts.

• Soups or stews - Making a soup or stew at home?  Add in more vegetables before you have to toss them.


Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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