Many people who have decided to ensure that their meals are eco-friendly forgo restaurants in favor of eating at home. If you are conscious about what and how you eat, you don’t have to stop frequenting your favorite Chinese carry-out. Here are five ways that you can make your Chinese dinner eco-friendly:
Order a pint instead of a quart the next time you have a choice of portion size. Chinese cuisine typically comes in correct portion sizes, but portion sizes grew as restaurant owners began to cater to their American clientele. Reduce the amount of meat in your dish along with your portion size and you’ll be helping to protect the planet. Factory farming is incredibly harmful to the environment; the less meat you eat, the more sustainable your diet is.
Find a Chinese restaurant that buys their produce from local farmers. When restaurants purchase produce and animal products from local farmers, they are making a conscious effort to support the local economy and the planet at the same time. Produce grown on local farms doesn’t have to be shipped very far which means (Read More....)