Sustainable Kitchen -Enemy number one

Photo courtesy of Earth and Friends Store

I live in a 3 person household – cooking food for three people is kind of frustrating. Halving a recipe is not enough for three but using a full one is too much. My cooking adventures usually end up with one extra serving or part of an ingredient like a quarter of an onion or 1/3 cup of something that came in a can. Now at the rate that we had leftovers I just didn’t have enough tupperware. So what was my solution? Plastic wrap. I’d wrap an onion in plastic wrap and then put it in a ziplock bag. I would put the one egg yolk missing its egg white buddy in a small bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. The Costco pack size plastic wrap was one of my most heavily used “ingredient” in the kitchen.

Every time I had to use plastic wrap I felt a little part of me die. Plastic wrap is hard to recycle and because they’re made of harmful chemicals they can leach into the environment. Marine life can either get caught in it or eat it. One company has estimated that an average household goes through 24 rolls of plastic wrap per year and spends roughly $90 a year!

One day I was scrolling through my instagram and this ad popped up. (Guys, I’m 100% sure my phone is listening to me). The awesome zero waste lids have been so handy! They come in 6 sizes. While I’m so disappointed I haven’t been able to use one that fits a watermelon, I’ve definitely been able to use it for my leftover eggs, avocados, and onions.

I ended up buying two sets because one of each size wasn’t enough, but it was well worth the price. I haven’t had to use any plastic wrap in months! Win for the environment!

I am not paid by Earth and Friends and I have not been offered free product.

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