Usually when the topic of kitchen swaps comes up, it’s food related.
Surprisingly, this post is not (no flax seed eggs here).
There are lots of ways to live a healthy lifestyle – including the items you chose to cook with, store food in and drink out of. It’s all connected. If you’re fairly new to the realm of toxin free living, you might be wondering where to start. There are so many things we use on a day to day basis that simply have better alternatives. I’m here to help you get started.
Healthy Kitchen Swaps:
1. Ceramic vs. Teflon
Teflon is popular because it’s non-stick. Aside from that one thing, it has very little going for it. The non-stick quality comes from a chemical known as perfluorooctanoic acid, which releases toxic fumes when used at high heats. The solution is simple: switch out your toxic teflon pans for ceramic pans. They are naturally resistant to high heat and flaking, so you’ll only eat what you’re cooking, not the toxic by products.
2. Wood vs. Plastic Cutting Boards
Plastic cutting boards are a bad idea. First of all they’re plastic. They’re also porous and full of chemicals. Replace your old plastic cutting board from college with one made by Epicurean. This is easily one of my favorite kitchen brands. All of their products are made in the USA, they’re wood based, eco-friendly and dishwasher safe. Since getting this cutting board, I’ve never been happier. I lamented over getting a big wooden chopping block but those require specific cleaning techniques and sometimes I just want to throw everything into the dishwasher. I can do that with Epicurean #winning….