Lots of us are attempting to ‘go green’ and the kitchen is one of the best places to start making environmentally friendly changes to your lifestyle. You’ll find that many eco-friendly habits are also budget friendly! Below you’ll find some ways to keep your kitchen sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Shop at local grocers
By shopping at your local grocer, not only will you enjoy fresher, tastier produce, but you’ll also be supporting your local community. You can ensure that local grocers are only stocking the best of the best produce too, which means only what’s in season will be on the shelves. You can locate your nearest ‘A Better Choice’ retailer here.
When possible, buy organic! Fruit and veg from the supermarket giants more often than not contain hormones and pesticides. Organic produce is free from these nasties so are much safer to consume. Not mention it generally tastes better and it is becoming much more affordable than in the past.
Reduce food waste
Overbuying food… it happens to the best of us. It can be difficult to walk around the grocer and not put everything in your basket or trolley because it all looks so delicious! It might be best to go to the shops twice a week instead of doing a big shop once a week. This way you’re ensuring your produce is as fresh as possible! Another way to reduce food waste is to make sure we try and preserve our food for longer. A way to ensure your produce lasts longer is to store it in air-tight containers that are properly sealed.
Use reusable shopping bags
This is definitely one of the easiest ways to go green! Taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery store is a great way to help the environment – you can say goodbye to plastic bags forever! We also love using produce bags to put our fresh fruit and veg in so we don’t have to use the plastic bags on the rolls in store.
We hope all the tips above help you on your journey to living a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle!