HOW TO COOK AND EAT SUSTAINABLY

If you’re looking for small sustainable changes that you can make in your daily habits, your kitchen is a great place to start. Finding ways that you can conserve food and opting for sustainable materials and ingredients will contribute to a lifestyle that is not only more eco-friendly, but also healthier. 

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Buy organic and local 

Buy your products from your local farmer’s markets to help you reduce plastic waste that you typically find at grocery stores. Furthermore, organic foods are harvested without toxic chemicals. 

Start your own veggie garden 

Grow your own veggies, fruit and herbs at home. Even if you don’t have much room, you can find suitable options to suit your space, or even just opt for a simple herb garden by your kitchen window.

Plan your meals

Planning and cooking your meals in advance is a great way to save, time, money and ingredients. By planning your meals, you’re less likely to buy ingredients that you don’t need which then go to waste. 

Opt for reusable materials 

Instead of using disposable items like paper towels, plastic bottles and containers and napkins, opt for reusable options made from materials like glass or cotton.

Buy in bulk

Purchase ingredients and pantry staples in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging you buy. It also helps to freeze any food that you’re not eating right away. 

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