You must be thinking “environment friendly food? There is no such a thing” and you have a point, everything we consume has an impact in our environment, but some products hurt our planet more than others and we are here to talk about how to avoid them with delicious recipes.
What are the Pros of these recipes?
No Meat, No Palm Oil and No Seafood
A recent United Nations report entitled Livestock’s Long Shadow found out that eating meat causes almost 40 per cent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes in the world combined. Besides that, raising the animals we eat requieres enormous amounts of water, food, fuel and energy. So meat is the first product we are going to avoid in these recipes, along with seafood and palm oil derivates.
Everything is Raw
Even though I wish we all could have solar panels at home the reality is different and turning on the stove several times per day is a pretty big waste of electricity or gas. Give the heater a break is good for our bills and the environment, therefore all the recipes in this piece are completely raw.
Add an Extra: Eating Organic and Local
If you want to add an extra to these recipes we suggest you to look for organically grown food since it does not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers that are harmful for the environment.
Also if the product you want to consume is produce in your country, always choose your local product rather than imported ones. This reduces all the pollution and energy that goes into shipping internationally. The more you reduce your food miles the more you reduce your carbon food print.
So let´s start
What other recipes come to your mind? Share them with us in the comments below.
P.S. According to Ecocycle.org about 500 million disposable straws are used each day, and the biggest percent of them end up in our oceans.
Try to avoid the use of straws or check out these eco-friendly reusable straws
Always carry your own straw instead of using plastic ones, our oceans would be grateful!
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