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8 Easy Food Swaps to Make for Plastic-Free July

Grab those reusable bags, we’re going on a plastic-free food hunt!

Shopping plastic-free can be a challenge. Take a look the next time you head to your local market. Sure, you can carry your own reusable produce and bulk bags. But what if your store doesn’t have a bulk section? How will you avoid a cart full of plastic jars, lids, and those liners that come inside cardboard boxes? From condiments to chips and cookies to cheeses, plastic is everywhere! Shop planet-friendly this month with our help. Our list isn’t completely plastic-free, but it’s close. So here are ten easy food swaps to make for Plastic-Free July!

Seed & Harvest Vegan Vodka Pasta Sauce

If you love your noodles rich in garlic, tomatoes, avocado oil, and creamy coconut, then Seed & Harvest’s Vegan Vodka Pasta Sauce is for you! Pick it up at Williams Sonoma stores and online. You won’t find a plastic lid or a plastic wrapper protecting the lid. But you will find delicious whole food ingredients and amazing taste.

Seed & Harvest

Seed & Harvest

Mylkman Almond Mylk

Live in Los Angeles? Then this is the plant milk for you! Wake up to a bottle of freshly made almond mylk. Mylkman delivers straight to your door! You’ll enjoy sustainable, unprocessed ingredients. And while the lid isn’t plastic-free, refills are provided with the reusable glass bottle. In addition to Almond Mylk, the brand offers Cacao Mylk, Rose-Strawberry Mylk, and Matcha Mylk. And they even have coconut water!

Mylkman

Mylkman

ZENB Pasta Variety 3-Pack

Can we just give a pasta packaging shoutout? We’re celebrating pasta twice in this roundup! Because plastic is everywhere when it comes to noodles. So keep your vegan mac environmentally kind. Choose elbows from ZENB’s Pasta Variety pack. Made from yellow peas, the pack also includes penne and rotini. Enjoy boxed pasta without the plastic windows!

ZENB

ZENB

Alter Eco Super Blackout Chocolate Bar

No food swap list would be complete without Alter Eco’s Super Blackout bar! This chocolate bar contains 90% cacao. Even better, the fair trade, non-GMO treat comes wrapped in foil and paper packaging. And it’s organic, sustainable, keto, gluten-free, soy-free, and corn-free!

Alter Eco

Alter Eco

Felicetti Organic Cavatappi Pasta

Looking for noodles in plastic-free packaging? But even the cardboard boxes have those pesky windows? Be sure to add Organic Felicetti Cavatappi Pasta to your next shopping list. This paper-wrapped brand also carries farfalle, fusilli, ziti, linguine, and more. Recyclable packaging for the win!

Organic Felicetti

Organic Felicetti

12 Tides Puffed Kelp Chips

We’re digging the crunch of these organic sea salt-flavored snacks! In a sea of plastic bags, 12 Tides opts for compostable packaging. While you’re Plastic-Free July shopping, check out their Chili Pepper and Everything flavors, too. In addition, they offer a Puffed Kelp Chips Variety Pack.

12 Tides

12 Tides

Sun & Swell Oatmeal Cacao Chip Bites

Need a gluten-free, organic snack on the go? Then, try Sun & Swell’s Oatmeal Cacao Chip Bites. After all, these Energy Balls boast compostable packaging, clean ingredients, and the option to subscribe! Sun & Swell even offers a send-back program. They’ll do the composting for you.

Sun & Swell

Sun & Swell

Trader Joe’s Dolmas

You know by now that we’re big TJ’s fans! So check out Trader Joe’s Dolmas. Choose from either rice- or quinoa-stuffed options. Just a can, man. Just a can. Good for the planet and good for your belly, these are our Plastic-Free July go-to snacks.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s

Tammie Ortlieb

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Tammie, a vegan of 17 years, is a former psychology professor and self-proclaimed wellness guru. Indie author, kindness ambassador, and big dreamer, she’s just a girl, standing in front of a broken US food system, asking it to be vegan.

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