Creating eco-friendly meals for your family doesn't have to involve expensive organic produce and pricey fair-trade ingredients. Just by buying local fruits and vegetables, reducing your family's consumption of meat, and choosing sustainable seafood can help to reduce pollution, carbon emissions, and the strain on our Earth's natural resources. Dolphin Blue has gathered some great vegetarian recipes to help you green your eating habits. You'll probably find that what is good for the planet is also delicious!
Responsible eating can start before your meal preparation begins and last after dinner has been enjoyed. Keep reading for some more ideas on how to keep your cooking and kitchen eco-friendly. And don't forget to try out Dolphin Blue's environmentally friendly Preserve Kitchenware and Tableware.
- Research sustainable seafood to ensure the ecological health of the oceans. Read labels or speak to your grocer to see which species are caught and farmed responsibly to make sure you're buying responsibly
- Cut more and cook less. The more you are able to cut your food into smaller pieces, the less time it will take to cook and therefore the less energy you will use
- Put a lid on it. When boiling or simmering, put a lid on your pot and turn of your burner. This will enable your food to cook while also saving energy
- Try to use all edible parts of your food. Leave the skins on your produce (after your scrub it clean) and eat all parts of your fruits and vegetables if you're able to
- Grow your own food! Learn more about sustainable practices by growing your own food and teaching your family how to grow their own food. The distance from your garden to your table is very eco-friendly!
Keep checking the Dolphin Blue blog every week for more eco-friendly tips for your home and garden.