I am so excited for the holidays and the traditions that me and my family share. I am also really excited for the food. I know every one of you has a special holiday recipe that you get really excited for. Today's post is brought to you by Tetra Pak® and we are going to talk about why you should Become Carton Smart.
While the holidays can be hectic, we can make small decisions that have a huge impact on our future. Tetra Pak cartons carry a wide variety of foods and they are so much better for our environment. Here are a few reasons:
- Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans
- Tetra Pak® Cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council)
- Cartons are space saving and easy to store
- The packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients in the food without using preservatives
- They are Recyclable and in fact result in 60% less landfill waste than cans
- Cartons are reclosable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later
- refried beans
- mac n cheese
- turkey gravy
- almond and rice milk
- and much much more...
I make my white bean chili all the time in the winter months because well, it's cold and a warm meal just feels really good. I have talked a little bit about this recipe before. Click here if you want the full recipe for my White chicken Chili but I used my Pacific Foods Chicken Stock for this holiday meal a long with chicken, potato, corn, and large butter beans.
Also, Pacific Foods carries a Pumpkin Puree that looks so yummy! Perfect for a pumpkin pie or some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Last Pacific Foods also carries a Cranberry Sauce that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!
My #CartonSmart CHALLENGE
Now I am going to take on a challenge and am hoping many of my readers will as well but I am going to try and use cartons this thanksgiving over cans in every way possible. I will post later with how my thanksgiving recipes turned out and which cartons I was able to find and use. I hope to use cartons for my cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, gravy, and I will need some chicken stock for the stuffing that I will try using from a carton as well. Stay tuned for my posts about how it turned out.
I would love to hear from my readers about how you are planning to be #CartonSmart this holiday season? Perhaps you have a great tip for not wasting so much food or a recipe where you use a carton. I want to hear about it!
I also want to make a shout out to Carton Smart's social networks because you will find great recipes, tid bits, and more information if you Tweet @CartonSmart, and Follow #CartonSmart on Pinterest