Photo courtesy of Sophie Uliano and Post-it
You don’t have to spend big bucks to eat green. Here are easy, money-saving tips from Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green, The Gorgeously Green Diet, and the upcoming book Do It Gorgeously, to help you have a more environmentally friendly kitchen.
- Cook from scratch as much as you can. You avoid processed foods (which cost more money) and cut back on waste from all the extra packaging.
- Buy in bulk and plan ahead. Choose a meal plan for the week and make your shopping list before you head to the grocery store. “Following a meal plan for the week helps me eat healthy and lose weight because I know exactly what I’m eating," says Sophie. "And I only need to do one trip to the store.”
- Do prep work. When you get home from the grocery store, wash and chop your produce and store them in containers in your fridge. “I love making salads for me and my family. Having the ingredients washed and pre-cut means I can make meals in minutes.”
- Don’t forget! “You have every intention to bring your reusable bag to the grocery store, your travel mug and reusable water bottle, but sometimes you forget,” says Sophie. “I like to leave a note by my door to remind me.” She recently teamed up with Post-it Greener Notes so those go-green reminders are on recycled paper.
Want more tips? Check out Sophie’s website GorgeouslyGreen.com where she's got how-to videos and recipes to make your own eco-friendly products at home. Got simple ways to go green at home? Share them with us on the comments section below!