I think that one of the best things we can do when we start to live more sustainably and consciously is to look at one aspect of our lives and work on making that thing sustainable. Food overall personally I find is the hardest area to be "zero waste" in, but I actually think snacks are quite easy. So if you're looking for your one thing to tackle when it comes to living sustainably why not start here? These are my zero-waste and healthy snack ideas.
Fruit is a great zero waste snack! I personally love eating an apple with peanut butter every afternoon because it gives me a little protein boost to feel full until dinner. But other zero-waste fruits you can enjoy are things like oranges, pears, and bananas (always try to buy them in single vs. in bunches since those get thrown away most at stores - therefore saving perfectly good food from the landfill!)
2. Veggies and Dip
Another great snack is making a little veggie tray with whatever you have on hand and adding a dip to go with it. I recently made Romesco Sauce entirely zero waste and it was so good.
Outside of eating fresh produce which is relatively easy to find package-free, think about what you might be able to buy in either cardboard packaging or at a bulk re-fill store. Here's what I came up with that you could find.
Cashews, peanuts, almonds, walnuts etc. can all be found in bulk bins at grocery stores and are a great, easy to pack, filling snack! I also love that unlike fruit and vegetables they don't go bad as quickly and they're great to have on the go.
Another bulk bin find or really easy to make on your own is granola! You can eat it as is or pair it with yogurt and fruit and it's a totally satisfying snack.
Everywhere I look I see zero-waste people making popcorn as a zero-waste snack. Personally, I haven't been able to find any popcorn kernels in bulk but if you can find them in bulk you can pop them on the stove and have a great zero-waste snack.
What other zero-waste snacks do you love? Comment them below
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