Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly

What do we mean, exactly, by “green eating”? It is an overall concept that puts being eco-friendly at the top of your to-do list.

Many, if not most, of the foods you can buy today are prepackaged, overly processed and come in containers that usually get thrown away. Microwave entrees are the worst unless you are saving the trays and containers to put to use in some other way. If you fit the latter case, then kudos to you!

Canned foods, box meals, and even some types of produce come in packages that get thrown away and add to our waste problem. If you can curb your food-buying practices to include foods with little to no packaging or packaging that breaks down easily in a landfill, you are already doing your part.

Additionally, there is the problem of food waste. While foods, especially vegetables, are organic matter and will break down quickly, it still adds to the overall idea of waste when we throw it away. Luckily, there are some ways to cut back on how much food you throw away each day, each week and overall, each year.

Purchasing and consuming more fresh vegetables is a great way to go green in your eating habits. Use recycled grocery bags so that you need not even use the plastic bags to put the produce in for extra green points.

When preparing your produce, put all your vegetable scraps in a freezer bag instead of throwing them away. End pieces from celery and carrots, potato and onion peels, broccoli and cauliflower stalks and more can be frozen and later used. Steeping them once you have acquired enough can yield an excellent vegetable broth for a great soup base, or even for use in stir frying.

There are so very many ways to go green in the kitchen, that your eating could turn into the next big green project. If you need more tips or advice on how to implement the green lifestyle in regards to your eating habits, please contact us today. We care about the green earth…and you!


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