After learning about the dangers of BPAs in plastics, I began my search for alternative food storage options for our family.
First, we tested stainless steel food storage containers. Even though they had plastic lids, it was impossible to easily see inside them and in the fridge, out of sight = out of mind, leading to perished food.
The second thing I discovered over time is that wide, shallow containers expose more of the food's surface to air, which tends to make it spoil more quickly.
Since we make almost everything from scratch and had a lot of success with storing our homemade beans in glass quart jars, we decided to see how it'd work with our cooked brown rice and quinoa.
Success! With excitement, we moved on to other jar sizes, including pints and half-pints, which are great for sauces. Now we use wide-mouth glass jars to store everything from veggies to leftovers and have never looked back.
Thus, our refrigerator is filled mostly with glass jars. With less plastic, easy viewing, convenience, keeping fresh longer, and affordable storage that's also simple to organize, we've got everything we need!
Now where's that kitchen elf to handle all the cooking? ;-)
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