Kitchen Utensils Non Toxic
“You are what you eat,” as the adage goes. But did you realize…
…you’re also the container in which your food is prepared and packaged? Here are some non-toxic cookware and kitchen item substitutions you can make right now to make your meals healthier. With the dangers of some widely used chemicals in packaging, kitchen goods, and even your cookware, it’s more vital than ever to properly check the materials you cook with as strictly as the contents themselves. Indeed, CDC and EWG biomonitoring investigations have revealed that 9 out of 10 Americans have measurable levels of BPA in their systems on a regular basis.
BPA in Kitchen Utensils
BPA is hazardous to one’s health. “BPA has been shown to play a role in the pathogenesis of several endocrine disorders including female and male infertility, precocious puberty, hormone-dependent tumors such as breast and prostate cancer, and several metabolic disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),” according to the study.
Worse, many of the BPA replacement compounds may be just as hazardous to our long-term health. Fortunately, it is not all doom and gloom. With increased consumer knowledge, there are more options than ever before to pick healthy non-toxic alternatives that keep our kitchens (and our families) safe! It’s simply as simple as understanding which materials to use. For example, move from plastic to glass containers.
Choosing Healthy Non-Toxic Cookware
Regrettably, not all cookware materials are equal. Nonstick materials (such as Teflon) are a risky kitchen option since C8/PFOA chemicals have been linked to a variety of malignancies and birth abnormalities. Fortunately, there are several simple substitutions for a clean kitchen. Choosing non-toxic healthy cookware is the first step toward a safer kitchen and healthier meals for your family.
Replace your nonstick cookware with cast iron or uncoated stainless steel.
Cast iron is a safe substitute for nonstick cookware. Not only is cast iron extremely durable, but it actually improves with usage! This 5 piece cast iron cookware set includes everything you need: skillets, griddles, and even a dutch oven. I prefer cast iron skillets because they can move from the stovetop to the oven without needing to switch dishes. It’s really useful (it reduces the amount of dishes that need to be washed)!
If you want chef-quality and a uniform heat distribution over your cooking surface, uncoated stainless steel pans are a fantastic choice. This Cuisinart stainless steel cookware set has all of the pots and pans you could ever need in your kitchen. I especially appreciate the measuring marks it makes cooking so much easier!
Change your non stick backing pans
There is no harmful chemical coating on these stainless steel baking sheets. I appreciate how they’re rust-resistant and long-lasting. Ideal for everyday usage! And this set of two stainless steel cookie sheets can be used for more than just cookies they’re fantastic for roasting veggies and baking kale chips! Simple glass baking pans are an excellent substitute for nonstick baking dishes. This Pyrex dish set is all you actually need to handle your casseroles and baked dishes in the kitchen. They’re even safe to use in the refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher!
Change The Food Storage
Simply put, you should avoid any food storage containers that may contain BPA or comparable substitute chemicals. Containers that you want to move from the fridge to the microwave, in particular. Certain containers can even cause chemical leaching in your food if heated. I’m sure you didn’t ask for a side of chemicals with your soup, did you? What is my solution? Using sturdy BPA-free glass food storage containers in place of plastics. Here’s how I keep my dry and fresh ingredients, as well as leftovers for lunch, in glass containers.
Use Glass Container For Pantry & Food Storage
If you intend to progressively replace your storage containers over time, this nested round glass container set is ideal. The various sizes are ideal for keeping a range of additional ingredients or leftovers, as well as single-serving meals. The big one is even large enough to fit in your Instant Pot for pot-in-pot (PIP) dishes!
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These mason jars are an essential in any healthy kitchen. They’re BPA-free and dishwasher safe, making them ideal for storing a wide range of substances. While these mason jar sets are ideal for storing dry ingredients, I also use them to store liquids. They’re ideal for storing bone broth in the fridge and for packing a nutritious smoothie to take with you as you rush out the door in the morning.