If your kids are like mine, they won’t knowingly eat the bread heels. If you throw them out, that is a lot of wasted bread over the course of the year. During my internship with the student nutrition department at our local schools, I learned a neat little trick to get kids to eat the heels. If you put the heel toward the inside of sandwich, they never know they are eating an end piece! This works especially well on sandwiches that stick together, like grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly.
Other frugal uses for bread heels:
- Cube and dry them for use in dressing.
- Cut them up and use them in bread pudding.
- Cube them and fry in a bit of butter or olive oil for homemade croutons.
- Dry them out and pulverize them in a food processor for homemade bread crumbs.
- Cube them and use in your favorite strata recipe.
- Use them to make french toast.
- Feed it to the birds or ducks.
- If nothing else, compost it. Worms love it!
How do you use up the ends of a loaf of bread? Feel free to share any frugal uses for bread heels in the comments.