Thursday, May 16, 2013
Such a bad pun, lol. Anyways...
Over the past few months, I have been focusing on increasing the amount of REAL food I feed myself and my family. I cook nearly every night, and it's usually fresh, unprocessed food. I started doing this to take care of our health, but as an added benefit, I've noticed the amount of waste our household is creating has been dramatically reduced. Even with a one-year-old in diapers, we barely fill one garbage bag per week and we put out our recycling bins only every two weeks. Our compost bin is filling up fast.
Have you noticed, however, that more and more stores are packaging their fruits and vegetables in plastic? Even things like bananas, or a single green pepper. I am so happy that farmer's market season is approaching where I live. My plan for the summer is to go to the market on Saturday morning and buy tons of local fruits and veggies, and then plan my weekly menu accordingly. It will be good for my health, my community, and the environment. Win-win-win!