A Greener Kitchen! Fast and easy tips

It is earth month and I thought it is a good time to have an overview of things we can do in our kitchen to lead a greener life.

  1. When the oven, make that baby work! How? Using oven takes a lot of energy, it is a good thing to cook a few things at the same time when the oven is on. Unless it’s a cake and you should keep the oven door closed, you can roast your vegetables, while the meat is roasting. Or better make ahead a lot of meals at one time, takes less energy and saves a lot of time on week nights 🙂
  2. White Vinegar and Baking Soda are the best natural cleaners. No need to spend on commercial cleaners that in plastic bottles.
  3. Use glass containers with lid to store food, instead of warping plastic wraps on the food plate.
  4. If you need to use a cover or wrap use the reusable ones like Abeego
  5. Pack lunch in reusable bags or containers instead of using plastic bags
  6. Plastic cutlery and paper plates are just additional garbage, washing dishes are a bit hassle but they say it is therapeutic too!!!! 🙂
  7. Don’t waste food, freeze left overs and create a left over night when you can reheat and few one portion meals to enjoy. Save money and time at the same time!
  8. Compost if you can, if not there are organizations that take food waste for compost. Need a little bit of research to find about your area’s special deals and programs on compost. Most of the times there is subsidized programs by government.
  9. If using the dishwasher, make sure that is completely full. And don’t use excessive dishwasher detergent, it will just leave residue!
  10. Keep your fridge full, amazingly it takes more energy to keep a half empty fridge cold !

These are the 10 items of many that happens in the Busy Mom’s kitchen, please share your kitchen tips to live a greener life.

Until later,

 

About Anahita

I'm 36 years old, proud mother of two toddlers. Son born in 2005 and daughter born 22 months later in 2007. I'm a Homemaker/Travel agent. Like cooking, sewing, painting and love kids.
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One Response to A Greener Kitchen! Fast and easy tips

  1. Hey there! I love your list here! I also wrote an article about how to get your kitchen clean! Love your green tips, no need to contribute to waste! Cleaning can be a great stress reliever!

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