Happy Monday Steamy Kitchen fam! As you all may know, we are big on using eco-friendly and sustainable products here on Steamy Kitchen. We believe in stocking your kitchen with high quality products that will last you a life time and are beautifully crafted to ensure a sustainable lifestyle.
We are giving away three sustainable amazon products and one lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card to start buying their sustainable kitchen on Amazon.
There are also many ways to begin living a sustainable lifestyle that don’t include spending money! More like, becoming conscious of the harmful products you use in your kitchen and making a gradual shift to living in a way that’s not so wasteful.
Simple Steps to a Sustainable Kitchen
Step one, stop food waste. Become aware of what you already have in your kitchen, make a meal plan and THEN go to the grocery store. This way, you save food and money! Check out our Reverse Meal Plan for more tips on this method of living sustainably.
Step two, start using sustainable storage in the kitchen. Don’t start throwing away all of the plastic containers that you own! But as they begin to get old or if the containers you have are already old and stained, recycle and replace them with eco-friendly storage methods like bees wax wraps, food huggers, or silicone bags. There are also silicone covers that can fit over almost any bowl, baking pan or cup!
The third step is to become more conscious of the cleaners you’re using in your kitchen. Many cleaners contain chemicals that can irritate your lungs or nose, cause headaches or other severe health problems. Bottom line, if its not good for us, its probably not good to send down our drains and into the environment.
In my house, we like to use a white vinegar, water and essential oil mixture to clean the kitchen because vinegar is an all natural disinfectant and we reuse the same glass spray bottle every time! Check out this post from Arcadia Blog for How to DIY easy sustainable cleaning products.
Fourth, use reusable bags at the grocery store! I think this is one of the easiest steps because I know you have a drawer in your house full of plastic grocery bags waiting to be used so just start with those. Instead of using new grocery bags or fresh produce bags, start reusing the ones you already have.
Once those have run their course, recycle and look into reusable bags on amazon you can go as basic or as fancy as you want. Also most grocery stores sell reusable bags for $1 and have a place to recycle plastic grocery bags.
For the fifth and final step, start recycling. If you are already a pro at recycling, start to take the time and check your plastics to make sure they are recyclable and clean out the containers that have sauce and whatnot stuck to the sides.
Educate yourself about what the recycling labels on packaging mean so you recycle the right way, you can start on this website!
Now to our Instant Win Game!
100% Natural Jumbo Coconut Bowl
Every item is handmade in ethical conditions and harmony with nature. Handcrafted by local skilled and dedicated artisans in Vietnam by hand and using traditional methods. Bring nature indoors where you can get a taste of the tropics without leaving a carbon footprint straight to your kitchen. These coconut bowls can be used daily for snack, breakfast, smoothie, Buddha, and rice bowls.
Aristomache Beeswax Wraps and Silicone Lids
Say goodbye to plastic & paper wraps! Cover a bowl or wrap up your food with our bees wax wrapping cloth. Use your beeswax food wrap to wrap up cheese, fruit, vegetables or bread. You can even use your wraps as a sandwich wrapping paper. You can wash the bees wraps under cold water with a sponge. The silicone covers can be run through a dishwasher or washed by hand.
The Silicone Kitchen Oven Baking Mats
Two thick food-grade silicone oven-safe baking mats designed to be as beautiful and functional as your kitchen. Each pack comes packaged in a signature The Silicone Kitchen cotton, reusable produce bag – great for storage and use at your local farmer’s market. The 100% food-grade silicone is non-stick, therefore there is no need for grease or non-stick spray, parchment paper, aluminum foil or other surface protectors.
$50 Amazon Gift Card
One lucky person will be the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card to start shopping for their sustainable kitchen! There is such a wide and unique variety of eco-friendly products to discover on Amazon, you can start shopping on our page here. And don’t forget to check out the steps above for how to start living sustainably.
Sustainable Kitchen Instant Win Game
Spin to win below!