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This No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup is not only a delicious, hearty, colorful, nutrient-dense and comforting meal in a bowl, but it’s also an incredible way to limit waste in your kitchen!! Read on to learn how to make this thoughtful soup plus lots of variations for the recipe to make it suit your personal dietary preferences, from vegan to keto, paleo and Whole30, etc

 

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No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

In my opinion, as a self-proclaimed soup-a-holic, the secret to any good, comforting soup, is lots of flavor, the perfect texture, loads of color and tons of nutrients! This delicious No Waste Broccoli Avocado soup features all of that and more. It is reminiscent of a classic, creamy broccoli cheddar soup but without the dairy and this bonus we limit kitchen waste by utilizing the entire head of broccoli – yes the stems and all. Plus I share a few other tricks for making the most out of the food in your kitchen, to limit waste and limit your footprint!

No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}

How to Make a No Waste Soup

Did you know that the food in your kitchen that you throw into the garbage, whether uneaten, scraps, leftovers or spoiled, it goes directly to landfill and it doesn’t just compost down to nothingness with ease as you might assume it would as organic matter. 

A really sad stat that I learned after watching the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste probably over 2 years ago now: One third of all food that’s produced is never eaten. In the United States, that statistic jumps to 40% of all food—of which 90% will end up in landfills. That shouldn’t be so bad, it’s compostable, right? Think again. As the film points out, a head of lettuce, alone, which most people assume would decompose relatively quickly, will take 25 years to decompose in a landfill. Read that again, it takes 25 years for a head of lettuce to decompose when it’s trapped in a landfill.

Without access to oxygen, since it’s all piled on top and buried under other garbage, many of the most common foods like a head of lettuce or other random veggies can take upwards of 25 years or longer to decompose!

With so many people struggling with food scarcity and food accessibility, it’s down right angering to think about how much food is wasted in our country, let alone considering the people who dedicate their lives and all of their energy to growing that food, transporting that food and the energy and resources required to maintain the land to grow all that food and more.

How can you help? You can implement a composting system in your home or look into neighborhood or city composting in your community or even more importantly you can limit your food waste in your kitchen by utilizing as much of the food you but or grow that you can, from proper storage, to only buying what you need, to cooking from root to leaf and throwing out as little as possible!

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