A typical school lunch isn't complete without a sandwich, so think about the amount of plastic sandwich bags you have used in your lifetime! How many have you thrown away over the years? Not only are those disposable plastic bags damaging the environment, they may not be that great for our health either. That's why I am so excited to share with you a new arrival to the Nourished Life store - Stasher, which is a brand new company launched in 2016 by Kat Nouri, a mum and businesswoman concerned with the effects of plastic lunch bags. Stasher are reusable, silicone food bags that can store and cook food! Winner of Best Environment Saver 2016 at the Iconic Design Awards, these fantastic storage solutions are great for the environment and your wallet!
What's so bad about plastic sandwich bags?
While disposable plastic bags may seem convenient, they're definitely doing more harm than good! Plastic bags are derived from synthetic chemicals non-renewable resources. Regular plastic wraps and sandwich bags are not designed to be reused, washed, or used to cook food. They are also often considered toxic to our environment, especially our sea life! Even if your plastic bags are labelled as BPA free, plastics may still contain a number of synthetic chemicals which are then in direct contact with our food.
What are the benefits of using Stasher sandwich bags
Stasher's revolutionary silicone sandwich bags are a healthy way to pack your kid's lunches each morning as they contain absolutely no plastic! Instead Stasher are made using silica which is derived from abundant natural resources. Silicone has a long list of benefits as this material has a very low chemical activity, can withstand extremely high temperatures, is highly flexible, odourless and can be reused over and over again. These Stasher bags are multi purpose too as they can be used for more than storing sandwiches! You can use them to keep snacks fresh, organise school supplies or pack toiletries when travelling. These incredible bags can also be used for microwaving food and freezing leftovers. Your meals will be protected from freezer burn! I love how you can also throw these bags into the dishwasher for reuse. So easy! You can also write notes or your kids' names on the front with dry-erase markers. There's not much these handy self sealing bags can't do!
Which Stasher products do we have available on Nourished Life?
Here on Nourished Life we have three Stasher designs available to suit everyone's style! The Stasher - Clear is a classic choice perfect for adults, while the Stasher - Aqua is a little more playful (and our team favourite)! We also have other colours Slate, Citrus and Raspberry. Shopping for your kids? They'll love the Stasher Snack size perfect for morning tea munchies!