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During the week of September 26, I challenged our family of 5 to a week of no foods in plastic. The rules were simple: If the package had plastic (even a plastic coating or window) I wouldn't buy it. Our only exception was to buy milk in reusable glass bottles with a plastic lid. For 7 days, I shared what we ate and how I made it plastic-free... we even went camping on days 6 & 7!!
Plastic-Free Food Week: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Days 6 & 7
Since that week of "Plastic-Free Food", we've been striving to purchase no foods in plastic. Living without foods in plastic isn't as difficult as I had originally anticipated. It does take forethought... and definite rethinking of how to navigate a plastic-packaged grocery store. Some of the best solutions that I found are to: go around a plastic-packaged grocery store by shopping at locally owned stores, joining a CSA, visiting the farmers' market, shopping the bulk bins (I go prepared with my own containers), choosing LOCAL foods and making/baking our own. ;)
Guest blog post on "My Plastic Free Life aka Fake Plastic Fish": Collect Your Plastic. Change Your Life.
- Butternut Squash Ravioli with these plastic-free changes.
- Vegetable & Bean Tamale Pie
- Creamy Tomato Soup
- Lemony Pasta & Broccoli
- Vegetarian Fried-Rice
- Southwest Quinoa & Potato Croquettes
- (Plastic-Free) Sweet Corn Tomalito