Ways To Go Green In The Kitchen from MichelleSellsFayetteville


 

Start a garden. Whether you opt for a full-out vegetable garden or a small window of fresh herbs, the taste of freshness will be unmistakable!

 

Shop locally! Visit local farmers markets or choose locally produced produce whenever possible.

 

Bring your own bags when you visit the grocery store.  At first I felt a little akward about doing this but then I realized that I didn’t have to keep throwing away all of those plastic grocery bags.

 

Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs.

 

Save time and energy by cooking a double portion and setting half aside in the freezer for a quick meal at a later date.

 

Get energized and leave the appliances alone. Whenever possible, mix and beat ingredients by hand, cook multiple items at the same time, and avoid washing dishes unnecessarily. I personally have been using energy-efficient appliances such as the slow cooker or toaster oven, which can use up to 30% less energy. And, besides it makes dinner so much easier especially in the summer!

 

Ditch the wraps (such as saran wrap or foil) and make the switch to reusable containers for lunches and leftovers.

 

Put a lid on it! Did you know that cooking with lids could save up to three times the energy? Keep all that steam inside the pot for a more energyefficient (and faster!) meal.

 

Go fresh—say goodbye to excessively packaged foods, which are often produced using processes that are harmful to the environment. Cooking meals from scratch using fresh ingredients is not only healthier, it’s often less expensive and better for the environment.  And don’t forget that it just tastes so much better.

I hope this was helpful and informative!  As always if you have any feedback or questions please drop me a line at MichelleSellsFayetteville@gmail.com.

Enjoy your day!

Michelle

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Comments

  • Elise  On July 11, 2011 at 3:01 am

    That was very helpful! Thank you for sharing. I really liked the …”put a lid on it.” I didn’t know that 🙂

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