How To Store Food Without Plastic
Many of us are so used to storing our food in some form of plastic, whether it's Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, or Tupperware. We sometimes can forget that storing food plastic-free is easy and can actually be better for the longevity of our food! Here are a couple tips to get you started:
1. Cut off ends of produce and store them in glasses of water (like flowers!). This trick works especially well for broccoli, romaine lettuce and celery. Carrots are stored best when floating completely in water.
2. Store leftovers in bowls with a plate over it. When you pack up your leftovers from dinner, it might be a habit to cover the serving bowl with plastic wrap but covering the bowl with a plate is just as effective! We also carry silicone bowl covers that serve the same purpose if you are looking for something that closer mimics plastic wrap.
3. Wrap peas, beans and lettuce in a tea towel/cloth. When you purchase produce plastic-free from the grocery store or market, you may feel like it needs to be placed in a new container when bringing it home. However, produce like peas, beans and lettuce can simply be wrapped up in a tea towel.
4. Use beeswax wraps in place of plastic wrap! Beeswax wraps have become increasingly popular for their effectiveness in reducing waste and storing food. It is material coated in food-grade beeswax that allows the material to be mouldable & grippable! Perfect for covering containers or food products.
5. Steel and silicone are great alternatives for freezing. If you are concerned about freezing items without the use of plastic, have no fear! Steel containers like our tiffins and silicone containers such as rezip and stasher bags all provide an effective, plastic free method of freezing your food.
Do you use any of these methods for storing your food? Let us know in the comments!
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