When you’re a mother, it can be hard to keep up with the best and safest environmentally-conscious products for your kids (and your peace of mind), especially in the kitchen. You’re also likely on a budget and don’t want to be spending too much money on products that may or may not work. Fortunately, being an eco-friendly mom in the kitchen doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the best (and inexpensive) eco-friendly kitchen products beneficial to the health of your children.
Kitchen + Home Eco-Friendly Bamboo Towels
If you have kids, messes are probably a natural occurrence in your home. Wouldn’t it be great if you had something that was eco-friendly to help you clean up those messes without costing an arm and a leg? That was the thinking behind Kitchen + Home make Eco-Friendly “paper” towels.
Made from sustainable and organic bamboo, and incredibly effective (one roll replaces about 60 regular paper rolls) Kitchen + Home Eco-Friendly Bamboo Towels are a convenient (and charming) addition for your kitchen. Got a mess you need to clean up? Grab a sheet and clean away. Then just wash it in your washing machine (really!) on a regular cycle, and let air dry.
The best part? You can do that 120 times(!) before throwing one towel away. In fact, one roll lasts (on average) for about 6 months. If you buy two rolls (for only $14) you’ll be set for the whole year. There you go: easy on the budget, light on the trash bin, great for the natural world, to boot.
Puoneto Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
So many modern kids cups come with straws that are easily broken or lost, forcing you to have to find something to replace them. Of course, while you can always buy a large pack of disposable straws at the grocery store you know they’ll inevitably fill up your landfill and (probably) choke a bird or two. There’s also the aggregate cost of buying pack after pack; a $2 bag of straws, for example, may end up costing you $10 every two months.
A better alternative: Consider this pack of 8 stainless steel straws from Puoneto. You can choose between four straight and four bent straws, or two straight and six bent. They come with brushes to make them easy to clean, and silicone comfort tips and “silencers” for comfortable, noiseless slurping.
They’re also FDA-Approved, non-toxic, and BPA-free to keep you and your kids healthy while you drink your favorite beverages. And they only cost $10.
Tex-Seal Silicone Container Lids
If you’re anything like us, you’ve likely found yourself looking for a convenient way to cover your kid’s leftover food that’s safe for the environment and your family.
Rejoice! Tex-Seal makes silicone container lids that will cover anything (anything) you wish to cover.
Storing dinner in a dish that doesn’t have a lid? Stretch a lid over it. Cut open a pineapple or watermelon and need to store the other half? Put a lid on the other end.
These lids are also eco-friendly, BPA-Free, non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and can be used in the fridge, freezer, or microwave. They’ll keep your food safe and fresh for longer without absorbing their smells, and they look great too!
AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups
Ever had to make a cake on a moment’s notice? We’ve been there. It’s not uncommon for our kids to remind us it’s their turn to bring home-baked cupcakes for class or the upcoming school’s bake sale, too.
Take our word for it: Instead of waiting for the inevitable and having to run out to buy paper or foil cupcake liners that you’ll only use once, purchase these reusable silicon baking cups instead.
You can also use them for gelatins, cheesecakes, single-serving brownies, and more, and they’re reusable, meaning you can use them the next time your kid needs cake-based sweets at the last minute.
Made with food-grade silicone, they won’t stain, hold odors, or stick to your cupcakes. They’re also dishwasher safe, making them super easy to clean.
The best part? A pack of 12 runs at $8, which is less than you’ll spend repeatedly buying one-use cupcake liners (and it certainly beats flying to the store to constantly pick them up).
Kangovou’s Bento Lunch Box
Looking for the best, safest, most eco-friendly lunch box on the planet? Look no further.
Available in small (11 oz) and large (19 oz) sizes, the Kangovou Bento Lunch Box is one of the top eco-friendly kitchen products on the market.
Why’s it the best? A few reasons:
- It’s 100% BPA and lead free, meaning you won’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals leaching into your or your kids’ food.
- It’s easy to clean and dishwasher safe. With a quick wash at the end of the day, it’ll be ready to keep tomorrow’s lunch just as fresh as yesterday’s. This minimizes the buildup of germs and keeps your children safe.
- With a double walled insulation, and an outer BPA-free and non-toxic plastic covering, your child’s school lunch will remain fresh from the time you put it in to the time they eat it.
It turns out that shopping for eco-friendly kitchen products can be easy and fun. These products can help you keep your children safe and healthy, while also helping the environment as well. Interested in more eco-friendly kitchen products? Check out Kangovou’s online shop to discover other eco-friendly products for a wide range of uses.