The 20 good resolutions of the Flustix editorial team – very easy to implement starting tomorrow
1. Fruit and vegetables. Let’s buy as unpacked as possible in the supermarket, even if it has to be (absurdly) more expensive. From now on, the vegetable nets are ready to be kept in the bag or in the car!
2. Beer and lemonade. We rarely treat ourselves to an iced “Tssssshhh” drink from a can anymore. We buy beer in bottles anyway, and switch completely to glass bottles for tonic and soda.
3. Fats. We no longer buy cream, crème fraîche or mayonnaise in plastic cups – if there is an alternative in glass. The same goes for olives or antipasti in oil. Glass and porcelain are the only materials from which nothing can evaporate.
4. Coconut milk. Let’s buy in a tetrapack for now. An even better idea is to buy fresh coconut and make coconut milk yourself for the first time. Less ambitious amateur cooks can try a mix of grated coconut and milk.
5. Bread. We prefer bread from the bakery or fresh shelf, and transport it in a paper bag or vegetable net. Plastic-wrapped “emergency” rolls are eliminated. We freeze some or “bake” pan bread from flour and water in a flash.
6. Canned tomatoes. Are banned from the house! There is also tomato puree in glass bottles or tetrapacks – and fresh tomatoes.
7. Legumes. Kidney beans, chickpeas or white beans we take only in an emergency from the can. There are also legumes in jars (health food store) – and of course dried. Home-cooked chickpeas taste better anyway.
8. Yogurt. Causes a veritable flood of plastic in many families. We resolve to buy yogurt in jars more often. If we have a lot of free time during the day, we might try another yogurt DIY experiment. It’s actually very easy.
9. Water. We only buy plastic water in exceptional cases. We prefer to fetch tap water ourselves – in glass table carafes.
10. Salt. Next time we go shopping, we won’t use sea salt anymore, but switch to rock salt.
11. Tea. We sometimes find tea bags quite practical, but now only buy organic brands. We use loose tea more often – and buy a practical filter can.
12. Tuna. We’re switching to products in jars. Unfortunately, the screw-on lid is not ideal in combination with oil either. So all those who eat a lot of tuna can only reduce their consumption a little.
13. Sausage. Buy fresh at the counter. Especially high-fat salami wrapped in plastic unfortunately has a good chance of absorbing plasticizers.
14. Oil. We buy olive oil in glass bottles anyway. From now on also sunflower oil for deep frying.
15. Snacks. After the tea bag shock, we no longer pour ready-made meals in a plastic cup, but transfer the powder into a bowl or porcelain cup beforehand. We no longer heat microwave meals or boil-in-a-bag dishes in the plastic packaging – simply repackage beforehand.
16. Packaging. Unfortunately, we have to dispose of them right now. Plastic packaging is meant to be used once and for a specific purpose. We no longer use yogurt cups or ice boxes to freeze or store other foods.
17. Take off. We unwrap shrink-wrapped foods as soon as possible after shopping and store them in glass or porcelain containers.
18. Butter. Usually comes out of the plastic tub as a canola oil and butter mixture. We are considering switching to butter. Transferring to a glass jar sounds very inconvenient.
19. Meat counter. We dare to ask for the first time at the counter if we can get the meat in our tupperware. Don’t worry, a lot of customers already do it that way.
20. Quantity. We no longer buy fruits and vegetables in kilo plastic trays, but rather in the exact amount that we can eat and store. In the unpackaged store, we “tap” exotic ingredients like quinoa in trial quantities for a specific recipe.1. Obst und Gemüse. Kaufen wir im Supermarkt möglichst lose ein, auch wenn es (absurderweise) teurer sein sollte. Die Gemüsenetze liegen ab jetzt griffbereit in der Tasche oder im Auto!