The greener or more colorful the veggie, the more nutrients. I gave up iceberg lettuce years ago in favor of dark green spinach. But it isn’t always in season and I can’t always find it in bundles in the store to place in my own mesh bag.
Second to eating in season (which only makes sense and is more environmentally friendly), I found a recycle sign on the back of the spinach bag. If a company is going to take the time to place a product in something I can recycle, I’m more likely to purchase that product.
Kudos to companies for coming around. Maybe they are starting to get it….after all. 🙂
I see signs of hope.
Spinach, spinach, articles everywhere:
- Crispy Duck Legs with Spinach Ragout (cookinginsens.wordpress.com)
- The Benefits of Spinach (skintelligencepartners.wordpress.com)
- Penne Pasta with Fresh Spinach Cream Sauce (serves 4 – 6) (kiyaservices.wordpress.com)
I tried to grow my own spinach this year – the perfect zero waste plan. But with spring coming late, then the sudden heat wave, they bolted immediately after coming up. 100% (compostable) waste in this case. Back to bagged spinach (the only way we can buy it here) for me. At least we can recycle the bags.
I hear you Heidi. Spinach is not an easy one to grow. We lost ours due to cold temps. during the last garden trial….next year we’ll try again! We’ll get it! 🙂
At least the compost is well fed. 🙂