The kitchen is the busiest place in the house, don’t you agree?
What with all the rummaging, the cooking, stealing cookies in the jar, breakfast rush, you name it! And what better way to keep it under control than organizing your kitchen stuff especially food since if you don’t store it properly, it could go to waste in just hours.
In doing so, finding the right storage should add up to waste. Here’s our list of eco-friendly ways to store food in the kitchen!
1. Glass Container
There is other more eco-friendly way to store food in the kitchen than storing food in glass containers. Glass containers are non-toxic. It checks all three R’s for reduce, reuse and recycle. The only down side is, since it is glass and accidents happen in the kitchen, you might break them! Just be a little careful in handling these babies since they’re also more expensive than if you use plastic (which is generally not eco-friendly too).
2. Mason Jars
Mason Jars are made of glass too so this is technically under that category. Thing is, mason jars serves a specific purpose these days. Eco-friendly ways to store food in the kitchen is befitting a healthy lifestyle! Power food is our thing now! There’s quinoa, oats, yogurt, you name it. And an efficient way to store this is by using mason jars.
3. Stainless Steel
Restaurants often use stainless steel to store food because they’re more durable and they last long. Who says you can’t use the same for your kitchen? For an eco-friendly way of storing food, you can opt to use stainless steel, there are several online stores selling stainless steel containers. Although compared to glass, you can’t see what’s inside.
First make sure your ceramic container is lead free. Much like glass and steel containers, ceramic containers are also eco-friendly since you can wash and reuse them. Ceramic containers can also serve as display depending on it’s style. Some even buy it vintage.
5. Silicone Storage Bags
A simple eco-friendly way to store food in the kitchen is by using Silicon Storage Bags. You can store fruits, vegetables, crackers, nuts, anything really! The best part is, it doesn’t take up much space.
6. Food Hugger
There’s nothing better for breakfast than a good ol’ avo toast. You take half of the avo, what do you do with the other half when you want to save it for the next day? Try using a food hugger as an eco-friendly way to store food in your kitchen. This will also prevent its spoilage.
7. Produce Bags
We like our produce fresh. From the market to our kitchen, one eco-friendly way of storing it is by using produce bags. Make sure you have this ready during grocery shopping.
8. Souper Cubes
Souper cubes are basically containers where you store soups. You can make vegetable or chicken stock ahead of time and just store it in the fridge for future use.
Yes, yes. We hate the word plastic! When we hear plastic, eco-friendly is the last thing on our minds. BUT, hear us out. Plastic containers, as long as it’s recycled plastic or recyclable plastic (they do make one), you can still use it to store food in the kitchen. Plastic is cheap, it doesn’t take up space and it doesn’t break. However, if possible, plastic should be your last resort.
10. Vacuum Sealer
During a busy week, you want your food ready to cook. No need to cut up pieces of meat or thaw huge portions only to cook for one or two. So to make your life easier and store food in the kitchen faster, you can separate bulks of food and use a vacuum sealer to seal your plastic (but first, make sure it’s recyclable!) wraps, before putting it inside your fridge. That way, you can easily make a daily diet plan!
Those are ideas we would like for you to try! But if you already have it in your kitchen, good on ya!