Everybody knows that going out to lunch every day can become a drain on your wallet, a potential heatlh harm, and ultimately a huge slap to the environment! If you are focusing on healthier eating, avoid harmful chemicals in food, looking to better budget your money and help the environment.
The answer is as simple as packing a GREEN, healthy and non-toxic
lunch, which is made easy with these great tips:
Instead of using a brown baggie or a leftover plastic grocery store bag, transport your
lunch in a reusable lunch bag made from 100% organic cotton. Compared to
conventional cotton, the methods used to grow organic cotton have lower
environmental impacts and are non-toxic because no pesticides are used.
Another method for packing lunch is to use an insulated lunchbag made from
materials and gels free from harmful chemicals. Before purchasing a lunchbag,
check with the company to make sure the product has been tested!
First of all, please swap out those plastic containers for non-toxic and reusable stainless steel
food containers, which are dishwasher safe, and, more importantly, won’t leach
chemicals like BPA into your food.
If you need a microwave safe container, pack your food in a glass container. It might be heavier, but it is safer
Not only is it ok for microwave use but glass is also one of the safest,
non-toxic materials available.
For food usually packed in plastic baggies, try using reusable snack bags and
reusable sandwich bags that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. But do not forget to reuse them!
Reusable bamboo utensils are a great alternative to plastic
utensils because they are reusable and made from bamboo, a renewable resource
that won’t harm the environment.
Instead of packing a new plastic water bottle every day,
try using BPA free bottles made from glass or stainless steel. Not only will you
be reducing waste but you will also avoid exposure to BPA. Remember is some regions water bottles are banned!
Of course we will advocate for organic fruit and veggies. The more food you eat without conservatives, the better. Don't forget to balance your meals: protein, fiber, a little bit of healthy fat and some complex carbohydrates.
Easy and healthy, try it! Even if you cannot change everything inone shot, you might be able to focus on little changes day by day. Have a great one!