I like to have certain pantry staples in my kitchen all the time.They’re a huge help and save valuable time especially during the holidays.Some examples of my pantry staples are Chicken Stock,Pumpkin Puree(at this time of the year),Coconut Milk and I like to use Cartons.Did you know that by investing in Cartons rather than cans you’re actually helping the environment?Its the small steps that we take that add up to make a big difference in the quality of life that we lead.Its time that we Become Carton Smart and realize that by buying foods in Cartons,we’re doing ourselves, our families and our planet some good in our own way.You will find out how as you scroll down to read.Plus the foods in Cartons taste great and have a great shelf life.
Tetra Pak believes that all companies have a role to play as far as running their business in an environmentally sustainable way.Their packages are made with minimum amount of materials with no compromise on the nutritional value of products.Did you know that Tetra Pak cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council)?
Their Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans…or even an egg!Cartons are space saving, easy to store and open.The unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives.
Cartons are re-closable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later.No need to empty them in a plastic container.
Pacific Foods is one such company that strives to help the environment by reducing waste, by increasing recycling and being more energy efficient.They offer some of the highest quality organic foods to stock up our pantries with. I received a pack from them consisting of
Pacific Foods Organic Simply Stock-Chicken
Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
Pacific Foods Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce
I love their products and have been buying their Chicken Stock for sometime now.The flavor is amazing and my recipes come out great every time!The recipe I’ve got for you is an Italian Wedding Soup that uses their Chicken Stock and would make the perfect first course for the holidays.It couldn’t be any easier.
The meatballs are perfectly moist and juicy and absorb all the juices in the soup.I love the vibrant color from the carrots and the spinach.
Its a healthy soup and with all the calorie loaded dishes you will be having during the holidays, this soup will make you feel good and you can enjoy it without any guilt what-so-ever!
I’ve adapted Ina Garten’s recipe with the ingredients I had on hand and needless to say it turned out delicious.My kids finished off their bowls in minutes!!
I cannot wait to try out the other two items from their kit!Do you know how many amazing products you can get in a carton?From stocks and broths, to baked beans,soups and sauces!
How are you going to be smart this Holiday Season?