• Mason Jars

    Week 9: Top 10 Ways to Use Mason Jars

    Lunch containers: Stop buying disposable plastic containers for your lunch and start using jars! You might have to squish your sandwich a bit, but other lunch foods fit great in jars. Buying bulk food: We have an awesome weekly routine of packing up jars and bringing them to the local bulk food store for flour, sugar, even peanut butter and jam. Check to see what bulk foods options are available in your city, then pack up your jars and go! Storing leftovers: Again, rather than using cheap plastic containers, storing leftovers from dinner in glass Mason jars will keep your food from drying out. And as a bonus, it’s easy to grab out…

  • Mason Jars,  Reduce Plastic,  Zero Waste

    Week 5: Find an Alternative to Plastic Bags.

    I am being completely honest when I tell you that this is one my favourite ways to be green. I don’t know why. It’s the eco-nerd in me. I started out moving towards tupperware containers to store food at home and then fell in love with mason jars and reusing jars from our usual groceries. One of the first times that it really hit home for me was watching people use individual plastic bags for all their different produce. I mean, really? But I realized that I was the minority just putting all my fruits and veggies straight in the shopping cart. What’s even worse to consider is that those…