I've been trying to buy less and less plastic. It's a process for sure! I've always loved the "disposable" plastic containers (you know, the ones that "normal" people use over and over again until we melt them in the microwave?).
We still buy plastic--it's inevitable at the point--but we're moving towards buying less of it, and we recycle what we do use. Those containers are a thing of the past though.
I've been buying more food items in glass jars so that I can reuse them for storage. My salsa jar makes a perfect jar to keep our mouthwash in, and all the little jars are great for small bits of leftovers, and I really love them for my homemade cosmetics. Just the right size!
Some of these foods also come in cans, and although metal is recyclable, and we still buy plenty of canned goods, I can re-purpose the glass jars immediately and avoid purchasing other storage containers. It's definitely making for an interesting storage/cabinet issue. These obviously don't stack well like the plastic containers, but making over the cabinets is kind of a fun challenge all by itself.
Side note: I'm also trying to use the microwave less, so not having as many microwavable dishes also makes it easier to avoid. (No, I haven't "quit" my microwave altogether yet--but it's on the habits-to-change list!)
Second side note: No, not all the foods I buy are organic. We're just normal people, trying to be healthier and spend time/money more wisely... one habit at a time.
Third note: Trying to stop buying foods in plastic and Styrofoam...that's also a goal I've yet to conquer! Baby steps!
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Egg Nog Shake
Spicy Seasoning Mix
Spinach Pizza Quiche
Cheesy Broccoli Soup