Having just scared the wits out of myself, I decided to look into some good ideas for safe food containers, dishes etc. I was also prompted by a slight tiff between hubby and I over my choice of a ceramic bowl for my breakfast this morning. Here is what I found. I have not tested any of them yet, but will let you know what I get and how I like them.
containers, food, plactic
Lunch boxes made out of stainless steel are safer than carrying heavy glass around in a schoolbag. I found these at MightyNest:
Eco Stainless Steel Food Container Details:
BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free. LunchBots are stainless steel food containers that are perfect for lunch and snacks, are healthier than plastic and better for the environment. Both the container and the lid are made from the highest quality, 18/8 (#304) stainless steel. LunchBots are safe, eco-friendly, and durable.
They are reasonably priced and come in a variety of sizes. Dishwasher safe, BPA and phosphate free…very Mom-friendly
I also decided to look into a big store to see what they had that was BPA free. Target had a number of plastic containers that were BPA free. They were generally sold as ‘Dishwasher Safe” and some were even “Microwave Safe’. I might consider these as cheeper options but NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES wash them in the dishwasher or microwave them.
I really feel using common sense is key. Plastic destroys the earth and contains synthetic materials. Over the years, we have discovered that ingredients in plastic can cause neurological issue, birth defects, impair cognitive development and lead to cancer. So what will they discover in a few more years?
Tags: BPA-Free, food, lunch boxes, plastics, PVC-Free