Breadcrumbs – make your own instead of tossing stale bread
Some folks prefer the convenience of buying ready-made breadcrumbs, but I like to make my own. I simply save any bread ends or scraps that would otherwise get tossed in a brown paper bag in my cupboard. When I need breadcrumbs, I just toss the now dried scraps into my food processor and let it run for a minute or so. That way, I don’t waste food, and, because I use mostly whole wheat products, the breadcrumbs have more fiber than most store-bought ones.
You can also grind a batch ahead of time but I recommend storing these breadcrumbs tightly covered in the fridge so they won’t get rancid, at least if they are made with a portion of whole wheat bread. While the WW breads stay stable when left to dry is slices or pieces, grinding causes the naturally occurring oils in the whole grains to b e exposed to air and light, which causes a chemical reaction leading to rancidity.