When I was pregnant with my oldest son I started thinking about what goes into our foods. I was gifted the book 100 Days of Real Food and it really made me think about the over-processed foods I was buying.
My husband and I decided we wanted to do better for ourselves and our future children. When we started buying less processed foods, it also meant less packaging.
I noticed our kitchen waste decreased from packaging, but we were still tossing out a lot of kitchen scraps. That’s when we decided there had to be a better way.
So, I started researching some ideas and found out about the Zero Waste Movement a lot of people are working on. It made me realize we, too, could start to reduce our waste.
Since I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking (I have an entire blog about my recipes and kitchen HERE) I decided we would focus first on the kitchen. By far, most of our trash comes from the kitchen, especially now that our boys are getting a bit older (aka no more diapers!).
After talking to others, there seems to be a lot of people who realize this is a problem, but don’t always know where to start. It can be overwhelming to say the least.
That’s when I decided to work on a website to help others start their journey towards reducing waste in their kitchens. It’s not an all-or-nothing concept, and that’s what I try to promote on this website.
Every little thing we do makes a difference. Especially when we get our children involved in the process and teach them about making more environmentally-conscious choices from a young age.
Join me in reducing the waste you produce in your kitchen. The environment, and your wallet will thank you!