Become a clever cook – and save money
Want to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home? With some smart planning and a few versatile food containers, you can make your meals go further. Here are a few simple tips.
Buy in bulk, cook in batches
When you make things like soup, make an extra big batch and freeze some to enjoy another day. You’ll save on the preparation and cooking time, and even save money as you can buy the ingredients in bulk.
Cook once, eat twice
Made a little too much food at dinnertime? Simply store it, save it, and enjoy it for lunch later in the week! This will save you time and reduce food waste, as well as being much cheaper and healthier than eating out every day. Go for dishwasher and microwave-safe food containers with snap-and-lock lids that create an aroma-tight seal because even if you love kimchi, your co-worker might not.
Store in transparent containers
By making sure that as little food as possible gets hidden in your cabinets and drawers you use what you have and thereby waste less food. Transparent containers and/or lids are the key to making this happen. Research shows that what we see first is what we tend to eat first. This means that storing healthy food up front can facilitate a healthier lifestyle.
Go for flexible storage
Save on the washing-up with dishwasher-safe glass or BPA-free plastic food containers and a few well-chosen lids. Use the oven-safe glass container to cook your lasagne in, then pop the leak-proof plastic lid on top for storing and transporting. When it’s time for lunch place the silicone lid on the container to heat it in the microwave – bon appétit!