To create increasingly different, tasty and nutritious recipes, the ideal is to try to make the most of the ingredients. Some vegetable stalks, for example, are great for preparing soups, juices and salads. To inspire you to enjoy 100% food, we have listed 7 options of stalks that can be eaten and yield incredible dishes. Check it out and run to prepare new recipes!
- Watercress stalk is a source of several vitamins and minerals and can be used in the preparation of broths
In addition to using watercress leaves to prepare salads, you can also use the stalks in other recipes (in particular, broths and soups). After all, this part of the food is a source of several important nutrients: vitamins of the B, A, C and K complex, antioxidants and minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Therefore, the ideal is that you really use the stalks to consume all these nutrients.
- Use spinach stalks to make omelets, pancakes, risottos and rice balls
To make the recipes more colorful and nutritious, another interesting tip is to take advantage of the spinach stalks. This food is also rich in fundamental substances such as vitamin A, iron, magnesium and potassium. Therefore, a good tip is to use the stalks to prepare omelets (along with ingredients such as tomato and pepper), different risottos, pancakes and even rice balls.
- Green-scented stalks can also be reused in sauces and broths
The green scent is that type of seasoning that enhances any dish, right? It consists of a mix of parsley + chives and is great for preparing pasta, risottos and sauces. The good news is that in addition to using the leaves, you can also use the stalks to add flavor and make dishes more nutritious. Our tip is to use these stalks to prepare soups, broths and sauces – just cut them into very small pieces.
- How about preparing soups and pastes with the beet stalk?
The beet stalk is also a source of important nutrients such as fiber, vitamin A and minerals such as zinc, potassium and magnesium. Therefore, it is important that you do not discard this part of the vegetable, using it in the preparation of soups, broths and even pastes to serve as an appetizer. Beetroot is a highly nutritious root and, therefore, should be fully utilized in food.
- Use the carrot stalks to prepare cakes, pancakes, risottos and pastas
You can also use carrot stalks to prepare different recipes (sweet and savory), such as cakes, pies, risottos, pancakes and pastries. Carrot stalks have a lot of vitamins, fiber and beta-carotene, an important antioxidant. Hence, you can fearlessly add it to your feeding routine.
- Broccoli stalks are sources of vitamins A, C, B9 and can be used in different recipes
Did you know that broccoli stalks are also nutritious and easy to incorporate into recipes? Sources of vitamins A, C and B9, they can be used in the preparation of soups, flour, rice, omelets and pancakes. A good tip is to cut the stalks into very small pieces so that they mix well with the other ingredients.
- Celery stalks are used a lot around the world
To prepare more nutritious risottos and pastas, a great tip is to use celery stalks. This vegetable is a source of vitamin A, fiber, helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and adds a lot of flavor to recipes. The celery stalk, even, is one of the most used in Brazilian cuisine. It can be prepared in different ways: grilled, stuffed, used in risottos and soups. Here’s the tip!