With this time of year comes large gatherings of family and friends – and even larger meals. Arm yourself with some healthy options for storing leftovers. First think of the environment by not using plastic bags that are often single use or those disposable plastic containers. Instead, think about using a recyclable container that is not only good for the environment, but good for your health too. Use glass and ceramic that do not leach the unwanted toxins like hormone disrupting phthalates that leach from plastic bags or containers when they are heated.
Did you know that it takes over 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose and even then it is broken down into small chemicals that travel through the ecosystem and back into us.