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Your child doesn't want to drink in a yellow glass. He doesn't want his foods to touch each other in his dishes and consider ketchup as food group. But mainly, he doesn't want to eat apples peels. 

What do you say about winning this ultimate battle by serving him apples, oranges, and even bananas peels entirely transformed? Take a look at our list of recipes 100% anti-wasting!

Potatoes peels gratin with bacon

Pelures de pommes de terre gratinées au bacon

No one could resist to this recipe! These crispy and tasty peels make a perfect accompaniment for main dishes. For an healthier version, replace regular bacon with trukey bacon and the regular cheese witth a light cheese with 18% of fats.


  • Peels of 5 potatoes (aproximatively 21/2 pounds)
  • 8 cooked bacon slices (healthier version : turkey bacon)
  • 2/3 cup of grated mid-strenght cheddar (healthier version : light cheese with 18 % fats)
  • 3 tablespoons of melted garlic butter
  • 3 tablespoons of chives
  • Paprika or Cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven at 176 oC (350 oF).
  2. Cook potatoes for 60 minutes or till it became tender.
  3. Remove from the oven the potatoes and let it cool down for an hour.
  4. Slice the potatoes in half in lenght and scoop out almsot entirely (letting a bit of meat ofr it to stand well).
  5. Preheat oven at 232 oC (450 oF).
  6. On an oven safe plate, lay peels near to each other.
  7. Add butter, bacon, chives and cheese, and sprinkle a bit of Cayenne pepper or paprika.
  8. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 to 18 minutes or till potatoes peels gets colored and crispy.
  9. Enjoy!

Stuffed apples with leeks, bacon and sweet potato

Pommes farcies au poireau, au bacon et à la patate douce

We are really proud here at Complètement poireau of this recipe elaborated by Bob le Chef and from one of our free recipes book. The preparation is made with BBQ (perfect for most of you seasoned who cooked BBQ even in Winter), but you can obtain a recipe as much delicious by putting the stuffed apples in the oven at 180 °C (350 °F) for 50 minutes.

Orange, grapefruits, and lemon candied peels

Pelure d’orange, de pamplemousse et de citron confites

Raw citrus peels are pretty much bitter. On the other hand, boiling it many times and following the following instructions, we can obtain delicious homemade candies. What fascinate young and old!


  • 4 oranges, grapefruits and/or lemons
  • 250 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 500 ml (1 cup) sugar
  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) corn sirop


  1. Well wash the fruits.
  2. Remove peels, as much as possible in one pieces.
  3. Cut in slice.
  4. Boil peels and drown in cold water. Re-do 3 times.
  5. Simmer in sirop for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Place peels on a plate and sprinkle with sugar (up to your choice).
  7. Enjoy!

Apple and perry with cinnamon peels chips

Chips de pelures de pommes et poires à la cannelle

if you liked our 7 recipes of vegetable based dessert, you'll be won over with this super easy recipe to cook! Tasty chips to savor in front of a movie in family.


  • Perry peels
  • Apple peels
  • Sugar powder (just enough to sprinkle)


  1. Wash peels and dry it on absorbing papper.
  2. Cover a plate with parchment paper and lay down the peels.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Preheat oven at 160 °C (320 oF).
  5. Broil for aproximatively 20 minutes.
  6. Turn down the oven and let the peels cool down inside.
  7. Enjoy!

Banana peels cake

Gâteau aux pelures de banane

« Eating banana peels, they've gone mad! » But no, incorporated into a cake, it replace the banana itself. Peels contains more fibers than the fruits itself and is also rich in A vitamin, lutein and other antioxidants. To say we were doing without it for so long!


  • 3 bananas peels
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast


  1. Preheat oven at 220 °C (430 oF).
  2. Divide egg white from egg yolk.
  3. Whip egg white till it gets foamy. Put aside.
  4. Well wash bananas peels and reduce in puree with water in a mixer. 
  5. In a large bowl, add egg yolk, butter and sugar. Mix well.
  6. Add in the same bowl flour, yeast and bananas puree. Mix well.
  7. Incorporate slowly egg white.
  8. Pour the preparation in a cake .
  9. Oven bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

That's it! You are now ready to avoid all waste, enjoy all benefits of peels and avoid your next child's crisis (if you serves him of course in his favorite blue dish).

Good cooking!