No More Plastic Food Wraps

I’m on a mission to eliminate single use plastic in my life. I replaced plastic water bottles with metal ones long ago. That was easily done. But what about the plastic wrap we use to store food in the fridge?

I’ve discovered a number of alternatives that work quite well.

Casserole dishes with plastic lid. While I realize it still has plastic, it’s not a single use item and can be reused over and over again. It is airtight and works well for storing raw meat as well as prepared foods and leftovers. It even works in the freezer.

Casserole dish with glass lid. These are great for food that need to be covered while cooking (and eliminates using tin foil) and also works for storing foods. It is similar to what my grandmother used to do – place food in a bowl and cover it with a plate.

Organic Reusable Food Wraps. I use the Etee Food Wraps which are made with organic cotton fabric, beeswax, coniferous tree resins, soy wax, jojoba and essential oils. They are bio-degradable, reusable and cling to bowls just like plastic wrap. They are not recommended for raw meat but they work great for everything else.

After a recent dinner party, I was grateful that I had all three solutions readily available for an easy cleanup… and no single use plastic!

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