It’s a new month and one of my goals this month is to get back on track with food shopping, menu planning and eating REAL food. The last few weeks were insanely busy with work, Blogfest, IDEA World and yoga training. Plus I had to renew my NASM, had my BFF birthday, Bobs birthday and well just regular LIFE on top of that. So finding time for grocery shopping was tough, finding time to cook from scratch was even tougher. However I’m committed to getting back on track, and went grocery shopping at the weekend and remembered not only my reusable shopping bags but my reusable produce bags. There is no stopping this lean, green, vegan machine! Disclosure: It’s always my policy to make you aware… I received this product for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
Reusable Produce Bags Review
I’ve been using reusable shopping bags to carry my groceries but was still reliant on the flimsy plastic produce bags. Those rolls of bags are so useless. First you have to find the end to pull the bag off, if it doesn’t rip when you pull it off you then have to find the end that opens, then put your produce inside and pray it holds till you get it all home. So recently I’ve been using these reusable produce bags by MIRA.
Each bag is made from polyester mesh, with a drawstring closure and is 12×14″ in size. There are five in the set. Because they are mesh cashiers can easily see through to weigh the produce, and they are lightweight enough that they won’t make and significant difference to the scales either. The bag size is very roomy and sturdy design makes it great for heavier items like apples. I actually loved them for mushrooms. The plastic bags will make mushrooms ‘sweat’ so top tip: you should store mushrooms in paper bags instead. I use a mesh bag for mine, cook what I need and then throw the extras in a paper bag when I get home. Incase they get dirty they are completely washable too, and come with a one year guarantee.
These mesh reusable produce bags mean I get to be super eco-friendly, which makes my inner vegan very happy. Because I’m not littering landfills, or worse – did you know that Sea Turtles often try to eat plastic bags because they resemble food? Think your plastic doesn’t end up in the ocean? Think again! Reduce, reuse and recycle should be the order of the day. Sure I could reuse the plastic bags as poop bags or something but reducing my need for plastic in the first place is much better option!
These could have other uses too. They would be great for travel. Perfect for lingerie, small items, toiletries in your gym bag etc. As I was traveling recently these would have been a great alternative to zip lock bags for keeping electronic cables together. Honestly they would be great for any kind of travel and will probably be useful in the RV too.
All in all I loved the bags and would heartily recommend them. I just bought $32 worth of fruit and vegetables at the local produce market so it helped keep me accountable. Now I just need to get some cooking done.
Are you eco-conscious and trying to reduce your carbon footprint?