Zero Waste

My Favorite Zero Waste Snack

Snacks seem to be one of the worst offenders of excess packaging. Most of which can’t even be recycled. So beyond fruit (which, let’s be real, feels a bit too healthy to feel like a treat) and overpriced bulk candy, what’s a low waster to do? Enter popcorn.

Popcorn is mostly healthy (depending on your toppings), can be completely zero waste, quick to make, and delicious. I buy popcorn kernels in bulk, pour a bit into a brown paper bag (reuse until you can’t anymore and then compost it), and microwave for about three minutes. If you’re feeling fancy/making a large quantity/hate microwaves, you can make this on the stovetop with a little bit of coconut or vegetable oil. Top with fun salt or spices (from the bulk section), olive oil (I LOVE this butter flavored one from a place in Dallas where I can refill my old bottle) or melted butter, and maybe even some bulk chocolate chips for the perfect snack anytime.

What are some of your favorite low waste snacks?

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