Plastic-Free Smart Food Storage
Using plastic to store food is not only bad for the environment, it also may be hazardous to your health. There are many studies that show many plastics contain BPA (Bisphenol A). BPA is a chemical that blocks and interferes with our body’s hormones and may cause health concerns. Why risk your health and pollute the environment when there are so many fantastic alternatives available?
In my own quest to reduce our use of plastic, I’ve come to rely on these 5 practical food storage alternatives.
I love glass jars and use them primarily to store fresh produce, dry goods and leftovers. I even pack to-go salads in jars for an easy lunch option. You can recycle your jars by reusing jars from jelly, nut butters, pickles, etc. However, if you want a really tight seal to extend the freshness, opt for canning jars. They come in many sizes, look great, are easy to clean and last forever. Get these now.
CorningWare sets that come with both cooking and storage lids are the best. These types of dishes provide safe way to cook and store food. They are made of durable stoneware material designed for use in oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Get these now.
I’m a big fan of these food storage bags. I use them regularly instead of disposable sandwich bags. This silicone bag is made from food-grade silicone and is safe for the freezer, microwave, dishwasher and boiling water. It is great for everyday food storage and is ideal for travel and picnics. They are a little pricey but totally worth it. These make great gifts. Get these now.
Bee’s Wrap keeps food fresh just like plastic wrap but without the waste. It looks super cute and is easy to wash, dry, and re-use. These work amazingly well and seem to keep food fresh longer. They make great gifts too! Get these now.
I try to stick with reusable food storage options but when I need a plastic bag, these do the trick. I feel better about using them versus a traditional Ziploc. These bags are made from the starches of GMO free crops, have a resealable zipper, and help keep food fresher, longer. These sandwich bags are great for storing dry food items such as sandwiches, crackers, veggies, etc. but are not great for liquids. Get these now.