As vegetarians, we have plenty of food scraps lying around. Pretty much every meal consists of at least some sort of fruit and vegetable, and we are all the more healthy for it. Eating 5 – 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day keeps us feeling health, strong, and provides us with all the vitamins and minerals we need to power through it all.
Instead of throwing those scraps away, destined to lay in the anaerobic wasteland that is a landfill, it’s better to put these to use in one way or another. There are, after all, plenty of calories in onion skins, carrot tops, and potato peels. Throwing these scraps into a pile outside somewhere – anywhere, really – will yield a beautiful bounty of compost over time. No matter what you do, you can’t mess it up – that’s the beautiful thing! These food scraps will eventually breakdown, and provide your garden or lawn with some additional organic matter to get them cruising along.