17 Apr '11, 7pm

One of our Earth Day challenges is to eat less BPA. Here's one way EWG staff challenged ourselves awhile back:...

One of our Earth Day challenges is to eat less BPA. Here's one way EWG staff challenged ourselves awhile back:...

Have fresh fruits and veggies on hand. With fresh veggies in the 'crisper,' it's easy to cook something fresh, even at the last minute. Consider a farm-to-door delivery if it's available near you (often called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA ) Choose frozen fruits and vegetables - handily stored in your freezer - when fresh isn't an option. Flash frozen veggies are just as quick as canned, but safer. Go with dried beans. Pre-cooked canned beans are mighty convenient, but cooking dried is cheaper and pretty simple, with a little forethought. If you're eternally time-pressed (that's me), consider a pressure cooker. They cook fast, use less energy, and are available in stainless steel. Another trick: freeze them once cooked so they're there when you'd otherwise reach for that can. (Yes, you can get beans in a BPA-free can ; but this is way cheaper). Cook ahead when th...

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