5 Sustainable Foods Every Fridge Needs
Sustainable food is healthy food that is produced in such a way that it creates a sustainable economic system, social systems and environmental systems. It is food that tends to have a significantly smaller carbon footprint. It is also food that is healthy for both you and the environment. Here are five sustainable foods that you should keep in your fridge.
Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils are considered by many to be the most sustainable food on the planet. They can grow in a variety of conditions and on a variety of continents. They do not require a lot of work to grow and they do not take up a lot of space. However, despite their size, they are filled with vitamins and protein. Compared to other protein sources, such as meat, beans and lentils are much cheaper, healthier, and better for the environment.
Rice and Quinoa
Rice and quinoa are both considered to be sustainable foods. Rice is a staple in many countries because it is filling and provides the body with energy. And while Americans envision rice growing in water-filled rice paddies, rice actually requires very little water to grow. Both rice and quinoa are plant-based, relatively inexpensive to harvest, and can provide a lot of fuel for the body.
Koko Kai Yogurt
Koko kai yogurt is a coconut-based, dairy-free yogurt. Dairy-based yogurt has a huge carbon footprint associated with it. On top of this, many people have dairy sensitivities or allergies that prevent them from consuming or properly digesting dairy. Koko kai yogurt is perfect for those with dairy allergies and is better for the environment. It is a great sustainable food to keep in your fridge, as it is packed full of protein and vitamins.
Organic Vegetables and Fruits
Any time you are mentioning sustainable foods, you need to talk about organic fruits and vegetables. It is important to note that some fruits and vegetables use less water and less natural resources, making them more sustainable than others. However, as a whole, as long as you opt for fruits and vegetables that are grown organically, you are doing your part to help protect your health and help protect the environment. If you are trying to opt for the most sustainable products, consider shopping directly with local farmers for your fruits and vegetables.
The final sustainable food that everyone needs in their fridge is tofu. There has been some controversy in the past as to whether tofu is truly a sustainable food. There is some work involved in making and packaging tofu. However, tofu has levels of protein typically only found in meat. Compared to meat, tofu is a much better choice for both your health and the environment. As such, tofu is sustainable.
Plant-based foods tend to be the most sustainable. Here at Koko Kai Yogurt, we see that more and more people are turning to plant-based eating, not only for their own health, but the health and overall well-being of the world and the economy. We are proud to make a plant-based, dairy-free yogurt that tastes great, while also being sustainable. To find out where you can purchase our yogurt from, please visit our “Where to Find Us” page.