Today I want to talk about why it’s important to to how you’re storing your food.
The methods that we use to store food can make a significant impact on our potential exposure to chemicals in our kitchen.
One of the major concerns with food storage is exposure to plastics. In most pantries, plastic is everywhere. From the packaging that the food comes in at the store to the plastic containers and plastic wrap that you use to store leftovers.
Unfortunately, these plastics may leach chemicals into your food. And this may occur at higher levels when plastic is exposed to heat (like when you put hot soup in a plastic container or microwave a frozen meal that comes in a plastic container).
Fortunately, there’s a variety of safer alternatives to plastic— like glass or stainless steel containers, silicon bags, and beeswax food wraps.
Glass containers can easily replace plastic ones plus you can reheat your leftovers in the microwave or oven without dirtying another dish.
Silicone bags are a great alternative to plastic storage bags and can be used to store dry goods, chopped veggies, or the like. They can be easily hand washed and used again and again.
Beeswax food wraps are becoming more popular and readily available plus a great alternative to plastic wrap and aluminum foil. These types of wraps are great for wrapping cut-up produce, cheese, or other foods as well as are reusable.
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