Less Waste Birthday For Our 4 Year Old

Since its #plasticfreejuly here’s what we got Marls for a #lesswaste simple birthday… Thrifted Peppa Pig cuddly toy (50p), Lego tow truck (£2), Set of Maisy books (£1) and a few pick and mix sweeties in a paper bag (his request 😂🎉). Game I knew he would just love… Huge 👍🏻 to @orchardtoys whose puzzles / games are made from card, in Britain and did you know they replace up to 3 pieces a year for free if you lose / damage them? How awesome is that?! L x

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Less Waste Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping since we started to lower our waste… Our girls go to forest school on the Thursday, so we stop off at the greengrocers on the way home for our shop (I kinda love it as early years #homeeducation for the little kids too, Marley loves helping and counting out what we get ❤). I meal plan, then buy enough fruit and veg for the whole week (to supplement what we’ve grown at home).⁣

There is a bakery next door where we can also get #plasticfree (gorgeous 😍) bread. I buy enough for the week and freeze in the paper bags what I won’t use in the first few days, taking it out the morning of the day we will need it 👍🏻. We get bulk wholefoods delivered every couple of months, and nip into Tesco or Aldi while the girls do gymnastics once a week if there is anything else we need, trying to get tins, jars or cardboard packaging where we can.⁣

I try and minimise visiting shops, especially big supermarkets as much as possible as I don’t particularly find it an enjoyable experience – its such a time (and money!) sap if I don’t meal plan and end up popping in every few days for bits we need! I’d love to hear more about how you shop for your family, if you are making any changes or wanting to? Its all so dependent on our time / circumstances and what’s accessible locally, but hopefully increased pressure will mean more supermarkets focussing on sustainability in the near future! L x

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Simple Toasted Seeds

Simple toasted seeds – these are absolutely delicious sprinkled on salads or just as a snack and are so easy they are barely a recipe!
Heat up a frying pan and add a small handful of sunflower seeds and a small handful of pumpkin seeds and toast, stirring for a few minutes, then add a shake of sesame seeds and toast until they are lightly coloured. Remove to a bowl and stir over 1-1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce so they are all coated. Store when cooled in an airtight jar, they last for ages 👍🏻 L x

#vegan #veganuk #veganrecipes #lesswaste #lesswastefamily #homemade #seeds

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Plastic Free Organic Veg Boxes From Abel & Cole

Absolutely in love with these blood oranges from @abelandcole at the moment, so delicious 😍 We’ve just started getting our fruit veg from them again and I forgot how good it was, the salads are amazing! Super hard to weigh up wanting to buy organic wherever we can, with minimal plastic packaging but also on a budget (we eat so much!) – we’ve managed to cut back on lots to allow us to spend that bit more on plastic free organic fruit and veggies, and are trying to keep costs down on our fruit and veggie shops by growing as much as we possibly can ourselves and eating seasonally, I’ve been particularly loving growing microgreens, herbs and salads on the windowsill these past few months, but can’t wait til the garden gets properly started and we don’t have to buy much in! L x

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