You should never dispose of your broccoli stems! You're literally throwing money in the trash every time you waste food. You're probably saying, yeah I know! But how the heck do I not waste food! I'll tell you. Little by little. Small habits like what I share below are the secret to making larger impact financially and environmentally.
Today, let's salvage Broccoli Stems.
1) You can eat it.
a) Dice it up like normal and throw it in whatever your cooking
b) Slice it into discs and fry it up like a scallop!
c) Shred it and use it in a coleslaw or salad
2) If the texture is a buzzkill for you, then leave the stalk in tact and whole, and steam it with the rest of your broccoli (or freeze for later) and give to your dog as a "broccoli bone". Mine loves it. I don't do it for very long so the inside stays kinda crunchy for him.
Yay no waste in the kitchen!