4 Eco-friendly Food Storage Solutions
Got leftovers from dinner? Don’t know what to do with the half eaten apple? Or do you just need to find a way of keeping your food fresh with out the use of disposables? Here are five ways of doing it!
1. Wrap it with a beeswax wrap
Vouched as a replacement for cling wrap and aluminium film, there are so many ways a square (or circle!) of wax infused fabric can do for you in the food department: Just remember to wash it gently with room temperature water, and due to food safety reasons, avoid using it against raw meats. A wrap can be used up to a year!
a. Use it to cover bowls or plates of food - just use the warmth of your hands to mold and adhere it to the sides of the dish.
b. You don’t need to be an origami expert to do this. Fold it nicely into a pouch and you can pop in your favourite snacks before your outing. No more ziplock bags!
c. Only need half an avocado? Cover the other half with the beeswax wrap before popping it back in the fridge.
Pssst… if you are allergic to beeswax, there is the vegan alternative too!
2. Stretch it, to cover it:
Not keen with the self adhering beeswax and vegan wraps? There’s always the food grade safe silicone bowl covers. Just choose the right size and stretch them over your container. The added bonus is that with the right size you can get a snug fit too, which means no leakage!
3. Keep them out of the fridge:
Yes that’s right. Root vegetables such as onions, potatoes and ginger don’t need to be refrigerated. All you need to do is block out the sunlight and keep them cool. You could opt for a brown paper bag, but then why not use a reusable vegetable cloth bag instead.
4. Replace the ziplock:
If you get the thrill of sliding your fingers across the top of the ziplock, then why not the reusable stasher bag? They’re airtight and keeps food fresh. Oh, and did you know you could use them for sousvide?
What are your favourite ways to store food the eco-friendly way?