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Green Kitchen Ideas

In the recent years, the people’s impulse to bring in the green component in their homes and their lives has become a lot stronger and more obvious. Everywhere you look and any discussion you hear, the aspects of “green” and “healthy” are always present. The truth is that the methods of obtaining such a lifestyle are more simple and accessible than ever.

The kitchen can be considered the main energy consumer of the house and a big minus in terms of a healthy lifestyle. If you want to change that and if you want your kitchen habits to have a positive impact on the environment, consider the ideas below:

Take care of the trash.

Recycle all the materials that lend themselves to something (paper/cardboard, glass, PET, plastic)  and separate the trash into categories. Do not throw away the debris (eggshells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels) but turn them into compost for the backyard.

Save energy

Buy energy saving light bulbs and appliances from class A +, use the dishwasher on economy mode and only when is fully loaded, unplug appliances when you are not using them (coffee maker, toaster, microwave, machine bread, juice extractor etc..), and do not preheat the oven to long before you use it.

Clean with green products.

You can safely replace the chemical products, and start using only products that you find in the kitchen (white vinegar, baking soda, lemon, salt). You will keep the house clean, protect the environment and save a lot of money.

Save water

Do not rinse the dishes before putting them in the washing machine, fix dripping taps, and wet the flowers with rainwater if you can.

Buy organic food

A healthy and green lifestyle means you have to consider where and how your food was produced. Consider all the steps that the food goes through, from growing to being sold in a store. Make purchases from local producers or market approach, where you can purchase organic products, and prepare food at home instead of eating out daily at the restaurant.

Cook whenever you can

Surely you know that home cooked food is a lot healthier than takeout or pre-prepared food. However, there is a lot more that you can cook at home than just main dishes. For example, if your read some bread-machine reviews, you will see that these devices are very useful. By making your own bread at home, you can rest assured knowing that you know exactly what your food contains. Moreover, by no longer buying store bread, you will diminish your carbon footprint. Consider how much fuel it is wasted delivering bread from a bakery to a supermarket, not to mention the plastic wrappings which hurt the environment. Furthermore, when you will read the latest bread-machine reviews, you will see that bread makers can be used for preparing a wide variety of dishes, not just bread.

Use durable dishes

Move your attention to the resistant materials that do not yield in a few months. Cast iron or stainless steel are ideal for pots (have very long life). Avoid plastic as much as possible (it is harmful when it is in contact with hot food).

Acceptance of green habits in your own kitchen is not that difficult process. Protection of nature and family budget are two reasons you can call to such thinking. It only takes a little determination to put your plans into practice.

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