Five Tips To Make Recipes More Sustainable

Five Quick Tips To Make Recipes More Sustainable
By CS Sherin
Feb. 27, 2018


An excerpt from Recipe For A Green Life by CS Sherin.

While I love to share recipes, I also love to share helpful tips, from a holistic point of view, that can help to transform our daily habits into ones that are more and more conscious and sustainable. A huge way to make positive impacts via our habits and daily choices is via our shopping, our recipes, and our meals. Together, we can make a huge difference for other living beings, our health, and the health of the planet. Every little bit helps! So. here are five quick tips to help make all your recipes more kind, conscious, and sustainable:


  1. Buy ingredients like grains, flour, and sweetener (and many other things) from bulk/refill options at health food stores. Bring your own reusable glass, stainless steel, or cloth bags to carry the bulk items in.
  2. Buy organic and local or Fair Trade as much as possible.
  3. Choose healthy alternatives to highly refined sugars, like: pitted and ground dates, bananas, pure and organic maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, organic dark brown sugar, or local organic sustainable honey (though, honey isn’t vegan).
  4. Choose healthy alternatives to animal products and animal by-products such as: flax eggs or bananas instead of chicken eggs, plant-based milk instead of goat or cow’s milk, organic olive oil or Fair Trade organic coconut oil instead of butter, and whole proteins from organic soybeans, buckwheat, chia or hemp seeds, rice and beans (or lentils) instead of meat from animals.
  5. Avoid single-use plastic containers. Instead re-use glass, stainless steel, bamboo, hemp, and other reusable containers, and remember to keep them sanitary/clean.

To find more detailed information, ideas, and more sustainable alternatives, buy my book, Recipe For A Green Life, or request it at your local library or book club.

CS Sherin, Recipe For A Green Life 2018© Please feel free to share this article–in its entirety with author, source credit, and this copyright notice–on social media and for non-commercial educational purposes only. 

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