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The Best Non-Toxic Food Storage for all your Leftovers!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the best part? LEFTOVERS (after family, gratitude and all that jazz, etc). Thanksgiving dinner is totally delightful, but I am all about pie for breakfast the next morning and a gluten-free turkey sandwich the next day. The key to delicious leftovers? Non-toxic food storage!
Nothing is worse when you go to make that delicious sandwich and discover that your turkey has dried out. Or down the road when you’re pulling leftovers from the freezer, it’s hard to tell what it was because it’s covered in snowy freezer burn. Sure it’s festive, but it’s destroyed those meals.
Why non-toxic? Well, traditional plastic containers can leach harmful chemicals into food, especially when reheated. Most plastic containers (like resealable bags) are also single use and end up in landfills. In short, they are shit for your health and the environment.
In an effort to reduce plastic use, chemical exposure, and food waste (and utter disappointment), we are sharing our favorite non-toxic food storage for all your holiday leftovers.
Non-Toxic Food Storage
for all your Leftovers!
Beeswax wrap is the best non-toxic food storage for fresh foods, specifically produce, cheese, and covering the tops of baking dishes. You can buy premade beeswax wrap, though it can be pretty spendy. Or you can make your own beeswax wrap. It’s relatively simple and inexpensive to do! Check out this tutorial from Apartment Therapy. Beeswax wrap is washable, reusable and even compostable! Best for: Bread, pies, casseroles, cheese, produce, cut fruit, and snacks.
Resealable Silicone Bags
Resealable silicone bags are my favorite food storage for freezer foods. They are airtight, prevent freezer burn, and dishwasher safe. I also love these bags because they take up so little room! Best for: Meat, one-pot meals, soup, sauces, and casseroles.
The OG Tupperware! These budget-friendly glass jars are incredibly versatile. The pint jars make perfectly portioned leftovers for one or two. The larger jars are great for holding big batches of broth, sliced turkey, and salads. Glass jars are a great non-toxic option for storing leftover salads, cranberry sauce, soups or gravy in the fridge. For freezer storage, be sure to leave at least 1” headspace at the top. Foods expand when frozen and no one wants busted glass in the freezer! Best for: fresh produce, salads, sauces, soups, cooked veggies, and sliced meat. In the Freezer: smoothies, broths, soups, stews, and sauces.
Collapsable Silicone Containers
I am SO pumped about these non-toxic silicone food storage containers. They can be collapsed when not in use, making them so much easier to store. The other awesome thing is that these containers are plastic free. The lids and bottoms are both made of silicone.
These totally versatile containers create a vacuumed airtight seal, keeping all your tasty leftovers fresh as can be. They are also OVEN SAFE, dishwasher safe and freezer safe. WHAT?! I know. REJOICE Y’all. These definitely take the award for most versatile! Best for: Fresh produce, meats, sauces, cooked veggies, casseroles, and snacks
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