Top 5 Eco-Friendly Food Swaps

Last week, we talked eco-friendly kitchen swaps. And this week, we’re drilling down even further to food specific swaps! We all know that if you can find a specific item in the bulk section (grains, spices, oil/vinegar, tea/coffee, candy/chocolate, baking ingredients), you should go for that and stick it in your own containers. But here are some other food items that usually aren’t in the bulk aisle that I’ve found some alternatives for.

  1. The item: Yogurt in plastic container
    The swap: Yogurt in glass containers
    My husband goes through A LOT of yogurt. Which also means a lot of plastic cartons.
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Link Round Up #19

I got to watch an advanced screening of Crazy Rich Asians and I freaking loved it. It just made me so damn happy. GO WATCH IT NEXT WEEKEND. Here are some articles on the history of Asian-Americans in Hollwood and this Crazy Rich Asians’ Guide to Singapore!

Other favorites from the week:

This self care bucket list.

Simple living learnings.

On decluttering large, overwhelming spaces (like a garage).

On ditching the ironing board for something that takes up less space.

On the need for introverts (like myself!).

Strategies for wasting less food.

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Swaps

ICYMI — 2 weeks ago I wrote about my top 5 eco-friendly bathroom swaps. So now it’s time to move on to the kitchen! First up — let’s talk about those kitchen cleaning and organization items (food items are a whole other story!).

  1. The item: Paper towels
    The swaps: Cloth napkins (or IKEA dish towels) for dining and old tea towels for spills, cleaning, etc.
    I found our cloth napkins at Homegoods years ago (but you can also cut up an old sheet and hem the edges if you want to be extra conscious). I also find cloth napkins to just feel a bit more special so it’s a win-win.
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