Wrap it to keep food fresh for later ~ Label your airtight containers ~ Buy in bulk and store it
This section is all about how to do things more efficiently and be as eco-friendly as possible. Let’s think smarter and not work harder on shopping for food while keeping it fresh for a good amount of time.
Bulk food should be in air-tight containers to keep it fresh. Find fun decorative labels to use on the storage containers. I will share with you what products and ideas work for me.
Many reasons to buy in bulk.
aFewer trips to the store
aSave more money because it saves on gas and saves on a lot of time spent shopping. Buying bulk can save a family up to $500 per year.
aYou can save even more money ordering groceries online through…
This allows you to price compare, at the convenience of your own home, giving you even more savings.
aA major advantage of bulk buying is that it actually shrinks the carbon and energy “footprint” on the product packaging. It helps you save money and the environment at the same time. From Advantage CCS
aYou’ll reduce the number of food additives and unhealthy chemically filled food to your diet.
aHow to store bulk foods: Store bulk foods in an airtight container made of safe food-grade plastic, glass or metal container in the dark, cool place in your pantry, possible storage container ideas provided below. From INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Buying Bulk Food Another idea is to reuse the jar food you purchased once it is emptied. Label it and they work out wonderfully.
aHere are suggestions for shopping: From Love Bulk Buy only what you need. Bring your own pen to label the bulk food purchase code numbers. Bring your reusable produce bags and shopping bags. If you bring your empty jar to fill with dry goods, make sure to get the “tare weight” (weight of an empty container that they subtract from the weight of the goods carried).
aA Check out this wonderful organization “Co-op® Stronger Together”
Below is a list of products I use to:
Wrap it ~ Label it ~ Store it
I will keep updating this page as we are constantly searching for new products to make your kitchen life fun and easy.
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