Pumpkin hummus with flatbread

Recipes to reduce plastic packaging

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Walking around the supermarket, it’s easy to be disheartened by the amount of plastic packaging in your trolley. However, alternatives for traditionally packaged foods may be easier to make at home than you think.

Try out one of these recipes for a plastic-free and healthy version of one of your pantry staples.


Say goodbye to bread bags and tags by making your own bread. If you don’t have a bread maker, this recipe uses the oven.


Love Food Hate Waste’s easy 10 minute cracker recipe makes healthy, crisp crackers without the plastic tray.

Vegetable stock

Say no to vegetable stock cartons by making your own with vegetable scraps. Blend and place into jars for a concentrated and natural stock.


Hummus is super easy for even beginner cooks to make from scratch. Use a food processor or stick blender to get that smooth, store-bought texture.


Reduce soft plastic use by making your own wraps. These are tried, tested and versatile.

Nut milk

Nut milk cartons can’t be recycled at kerbside collection, so making your own is a great alternative. Make your own almond milk with a piece of fabric to strain the nuts through.

Muesli bars

A lunchbox staple, muesli bars come individually wrapped in soft plastic at the supermarket. Try this apricot choc-chip muesli bar recipe for an alternative.

If you’re looking for budget-friendly, healthy and waste free recipes, check out Love Food Hate Waste’s Easy Choice- Family Kai meal planner. The online recipe resources are seasonal and can feed a family of 6 for a month.

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