Simple ways to eat sustainably at home: 4 useful tips

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Have you ever thought about how your food was processed before it even got to your plate? It sprouted from tilled land, eaten by animals, processed by factories, transported by trucks, sold in retail, until it made its way to your kitchen — all of which contribute to the food industry that largely threatens our environment.

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As the food industry leaves huge environmental footprints on land, water, and air, some experts claim that it has the largest single impact on the planet. This is why more are willing to explore creative and sustainable ways of eating.

However, there are gaps between aspiration, action, and continuation. Food is so central to our by affordability, limited availability, socio-cultural environment and other factors. Even so, it’s not as overwhelming as you think. Here’s how you can sustain sustainable eating to have a healthy body and planet:

Eat more plants

eat more plants

Add more fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes to your diet, not only for your health, but also to help lessen the environmental damage caused by animal agriculture. It accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the world’s largest sources of pollution. It also causes great imbalances in biodiversity when habitats of other threatened species are transformed for livestock.

It can be difficult to store highly perishable greens. But choosing the right technology to keep vegetable fresh can help you save a lot of time and money compared to the traditional way. Pay attention to some tips here while keeping vegetable in refrigerator:

  • Get rid of the spoiled parts before keeping it in refrigerator
  • Don’t wash the vegetable before keeping it in refrigerator
  • Categorize the vegetable
  • Keep them in the proper temperature

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With our range of UltimateTaste refrigerators, now you can prolong the veggie shelf life to have sustainable and healthy eating more easily. Its TasteLockAuto feature releases excess moisture from the chiller to reduce condensation, keeping your greens fresh for up to seven days.

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When it comes to flavour, EvenTemp lessens temperature fluctuations by cooling each individual shelf, preserving taste and texture so you can savour more of your salads and smoothies. Check out some expert tips to properly store fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator.

  • TasteSealFlex ideal storage with 5 temperatures.
  • TasteLockAuto keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • TwinTech cooling help preserves taste and texture.
  • TasteSeal keeps fish for 7 days* without freezing.
  • WaterStream for chilled water through the door.
  • AutoIce maker ensures you always have ice at hand.

Explore different healthy tastes

Did you know there are 30,000 edible plants in the world? Take some time in the kitchen to try new recipes or give old ones your own creative whirl to diversify your palate and your food source.

Certain ingredients leave more environmental damage than others. And with global diets becoming more homogenised, we’ve been accustomed to frequently eating meat which has the most carbon footprint among all food products.

Explore different healthy tastes

Experiment on how you can pair your greens with less meat or low-impact meat like chicken, eggs, and pork. You will be surprised with the simple ingredients that can make delicious, interesting and rich dishes for you and your loved ones.

Besides using new ingredients, you can also explore proper cooking appliances to make variety of dishes for sustainable eating. Make them tastier with the Electrolux built-in oven’s SteamPro that uses steam, alongside heat, to lock in all the juiciness so you can enjoy crispy yet succulent food. You can find out some pro tips to use your ovens in our article.

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  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • LED timer display sets exact cooking times.
  • Steam Assisted Cleaning makes chores easier.
  • AirFry your food for a fried taste with less oil.
  • Different oven functions for diverse cooking.
  • LED timer display sets exact cooking times.

Easy on the food waste

To put things in perspective, food production emits so much greenhouse gases partly because it’s a basic necessity. But when this produces food that is never eaten, it’s even more pressing. The average household throws away around 11% of their consumable food in a year — making private households the biggest contributors to global food waste. But this is avoidable.

Easy on the food waste

It starts with preparing food properly and making sure it’s finished down to the last morsel. But you don’t need to be a chef to perfect cooking. Therefore, to develop a healthy and sustainable eating habit, investing in an induction cooker with precise and flexible heat can help you in the preparation and preservation of food nutrition. In addition, an induction cooker is a safe, clean and energy-saving choice for a sustainable lifestyle.

  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
  • Pot detection lights up the controls for the zone.
  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
  • Power management prevents electrical outages.
  • Residual heat indicator helps to avoid accidents.

While lifestyle modifications can be pushed by motivation or habits, the secret lies in the systems that you have to build so you can “trick” yourself into adopting change. These include the tools and technology — like Electrolux home appliances solutions — that make your sustainable and healthy eating simpler, more fun and more efficient for you to change not only yourself, but also the world.

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