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Conscious Christmas: Cooking Eco

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When there are parties to host and dinners to roast; thinking about sustainable options can easily slip your mind. But it’s never too late to take up more green holiday traditions — and one of the best ways to do so is through cooking.

Check the label

Sustainability labels hold companies accountable, and help communicate to consumers what products are healthy for the planet. You can find many of these labels on products at your local supermarket, including the Rainforest Alliance Certified label. Also, consider buying local and selecting fruits and vegetables that are in season. Doing so helps reduce the energy it takes to produce and transport produce. Check out this season food guide.

Opt for mushrooms

Yes! Mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods in the world — using the recycled by-product of other crops, as well as very little land and water. Pulses (beans, lentils, peas) and mussels are also considered sustainable foods to have this holiday season.

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