This blog title is applicable my general philosophy about health and wellness. However, today, I’m talking kitchen food storage. Just as I’m starting to swap out my traditional makeup when I run out and replace with greener, cleaner products, I’m attempting to do the same thing in my kitchen. For the most part, I use glass tupperware (Ikea’s rectangular ones are the best I’ve found--sturdy, thick glass), but I’ve had a harder time getting rid of single use plastic (things like plastic wrap and ziplock bags). When I did my grocery shop this weekend, I picked up two different products to try:
Bees Wrap (medium size)--this would be a swap for plastic wrap (things like cheese, sealing a small bowl that doesn’t have a lid)--I used it to wrap up leftover blue goat cheese (yum…) and it sealed remarkably well. You wash them with cool water and soap and let air dry. Another cool fact: the beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities that help keep food fresh and allow for repeated use. My saran wrap definitely can’t hold a candle to that. There are several size options and they have sandwich bags as well--so I think I’d be happy to invest in a few different sizes.
I’ve seen these Stasher bags all over the place lately, so I thought I'd give them a go. They're silicone zip bags and come in a variety of sizes as well. I bought the snack bag size and it’s perfect to store that half used lemon (something I’d normally wrap in plastic wrap). The bags can be used in boiling water, dishwasher, microwave, sous-vide, oven, and freezer. Pretty good multi-tasker--I’m planning to buy a multi-pack.
Also, these would make an awesome holiday gift or hostess gift. Not that you need it because you’ve already done all your holiday shopping...right?! ;)