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Minimize Holiday Food Waste and Transform Leftovers

Seventy-six percent of Americans admit to throwing out leftovers on a monthly basis — a wasteful luxury when more than 15 million American households are uncertain they have sufficient money or resources to provide enough food for their families.

“People who don’t like leftovers, I think are crazy. You’re saving yourself time,”Drexel University’s Food Lab Manager, Ally Zeitz, told the Arizona Republic.

However, if nuking leftovers in the microwave is getting old consider upcycling your meal with tips from Zeitz and Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor of Food Science in Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management:

In the wake of December’s holiday feasts remember to save leftovers that don’t make it to the table. Vegetable peels, bones and gizzards make for a homemade soup stock and potato skins can be transformed into a quick and tasty appetizer.

Media interested in speaking with Drexel’s Food Lab should contact Emily Storz at 215.895.2705 or


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