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Reduce food waste: how to make the most of your vegetable peels

Use your fruit and vegetable peels to start cooking in a more ecological - and economical - way.

Eco-friendly grocery stores are opening up in cities around the world and it’s becoming trendy to find ways to reduce food waste. People are unleashing their creativity and transforming leftover food scraps into delicious dishes. Fruit and vegetable food peels are loaded in micronutrients, so it's worth learning how to incorporate them into our diet, instead of throwing them away. Keep scrolling to get inspired with 3 recipe ideas!

Crispy oven roasted potato skins

Turn your potato skins into crispy potato chips! Wash and brush them first to remove dirt and pesticides, then toss them in olive oil, salt and pepper to give them flavor. Place the peels in the oven (it's healthier than frying them). Potatoes are loaded in antioxidants, which slows down the aging process to help your skin retain its elasticity.

Chocolate Candied orange peels

Oranges are very high in Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production and helps you have a more radiant complexion. It also neutralizes free radicals, making it a wonderful natural wrinkle-fighting ally! We love this recipe for candied orange peels – they’re dipped in dark chocolate, another skin-friendly food.

Apple peel tea

Did you know that most of the fiber and vitamins found in apples is concentrated in the skin? According to The United States Department of Agriculture, one whole medium apple contains 4.4 g of fiber, and one peeled apple only contains 2.1 g! Among its many benefits, apples boost cell production and firm up your skin. As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” so don’t hesitate to eat them regularly (just try to make sure they’re organic). One of favorite ways to use up leftover apple peels is to make detox “tea” with them. It’s great for both your skin and figure!

A diet rich in micronutrients is great for your skin, but you can boost its benefits by using skincare products that nourish and repair your skin as well, like Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil. Apply it every night and you’ll wake up with a radiant complexion day after day!

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