THIS WEEK IN ECO AWESOMENESS: TASTY CRACKERS AND TRASH-FREE SHAMPOO BARS

Every Friday we bring you a list of links that inspire, inform, and encourage. This week: tasty crackers and trash-free shampoo bars!

  • Can you make cookies? Then these homemade zero waste crackers are totally in your wheelhouse. Meredith tried out this recipe from Kitchn, served them with garlic dip, and had three very happy kiddos. She said:
     
    I’ve been figuring out how to make some of our ‘pantry staples’ from home this week. My kids were sad about the lack of crackers in our grocery bags. So, I decided to investigate how to make them at home. I assumed it would be a complicated and lengthy process, so I was a bit hesitant to dive in, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they are super easy! If you can bake a batch of simple cookies, you can make crackers – and in about the same amount of time.
     

    It took me 15 minutes to prepare them, and 13 minutes to bake. While they baked, I made up some ‘cheesy’ garlic dip for them in the food processor – 2 TB olive oil, 2 TB nutritional yeast, and a couple cloves of garlic. You could make hummus just as easily, or whatever you fancy with crackers.

    These crackers turned out fantastic! If you’ve never had crackers fresh from the oven before (I hadn’t), you don’t know what you’re missing. We had the whole lot of them eaten in a few hours.

    So, homemade crackers – try it! They are cheaper, taste better, super easy to make and…zero waste!

  • This week, Kate wrote a post about how to deal with clutter without tossing it in the trash. Here are more of the best charities to donate your stuff to after you declutter.
  • I’m still using up the shampoo bottle I bought last year, but as part of my zero waste challenge this year I’ll need to find a more sustainable replacement. Thanks to one of our readers (that’s you, Katrina!), this trash-free shampoo bar looks like a good place to start.

Jenna Bergendahl is a homeschooling mom of three in Minneapolis. She loves biking, camping with her husband and kids, and staying up late reading sci-fi novels. In 2018 she’s taking on a zero waste challenge, trying out veganism, and catching up on episodes of Game of Thrones. She’s also the editor of Zeroish.

2 thoughts on “THIS WEEK IN ECO AWESOMENESS: TASTY CRACKERS AND TRASH-FREE SHAMPOO BARS

  1. So I was just thinking of all the things I use that would produce garbage and shampoo was one of them. That bar looks really cool. Wonder if they have conditioner too!

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