February 10, 2021 2 min read
If you’re old enough to remember Tupperware, then you might have memories of your mother’s drawer full of brightly colored plastic bowls in all sizes and shapes.
Was it BPA free?
Was it dishwasher or microwave safe?
What exactly was it made of?
These were questions we did not ask. Because that was the era where plastic seemed like the answer to everything.
Now think to your grandmother’s or your great-grandmother’s kitchen. Open the fridge and you’d find jams and pickles she made herself — all stored in glass.
Turns out, grandma had it right. With that in mind, here are four of our favorite containers used for meal prep (they can be used for leftovers too, of course, or many other purposes).
It can be no surprise, given our total love for Mason jars, that we would list these first. From 4-ounce cuties to 32-ounce behemoths, there is a jar just right for every kind of food prep and storage.
Either way, you can use JarJackets to protect your Mason jars from both bumps and slips. They’re microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, plus 100-percent non-toxic and they last forever.
As much as we love Mason jars, there are times when another choice might work better (at least that’s what we’ve heard).
Food-grade silicone bags are a great choice because you can reuse them forever and if you’re going for a hike or even just running lots of errands on foot, you might not want the extra weight of glass.
Meal prepping can make life a whole lot easier, healthier and more delicious, but it does require a bit of effort. More tips on that in a prior post.
Even better, it’ll be just as easy to take your meal on the road as it is to eat at home, especially with a little help from JarJackets.
And you’d make your grandmother proud.
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February 25, 2021 3 min read
There are plenty of reasons to attempt to cut back on waste when grocery shopping, including reducing plastic pollution, shrinking your carbon footprint and simplifying your life.
But it’s not something that just magically happens.
To reduce waste, you have to have a well-planned strategy — and it starts with taking a long, hard look at what you actually need.
February 08, 2021 6 min read
We all like the idea of making our families healthy meals, saving money and doing our part to cut down on waste.
But we also like the idea of getting a good night’s sleep, not having a huge mess to clean up in the kitchen after dinner and — just maybe — having time to watch a bit of Netflix or read a book.