These Food Packs Are Eco-Conscious and So Convenient
In the Bag
Food-makers are ditching cans, jars, and bulky plastic tubs for more eco-conscious pouches. They generally use less packaging, need less room, and require less fossil fuel to ship. Added bonus: The bags are easy to open and use, allowing one-handed squeezy snacks and tear-and-pour dinners! Scroll down to see a few notable options and where you can buy them.
By Caitlyn Diimig, RD
Eco-friendly food packs you can buy online
- Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze; To buy: $24 for 10 4.2-oz. pouches at Amazon
- StarKist Selects EVOO Wild-Caught Yellowfin Tuna; To buy: $2 to $3 per 2.6-oz. pouch at Amazon
- Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces; To buy: $2.50 per 12-oz. pouch at Amazon
- Tasty Bite Microwavable Vegetarian Entrées; To buy: $3.50 per 10-oz. pouch at Amazon
- Zellee Organic Fruit Jel; To buy: $3 for four 3-oz. pouches at Amazon
All five flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free, and offer a delicious dose of whole grains and omega-3s. Choose Blueberry Acai Flax for a tart taste or opt for Maple Pear Quinoa if you need more of a sweet fix. $24 for 10 4.2-oz. pouches at Amazon
Add a hint of sophistication — not to mention healthy fats and protein — to salads, pastas, and sandwiches. Each variety in this line is packed in extra-virgin olive oil; no draining required! $2 to $3 per 2.6-oz. Pouch at Amazon
Tear and pour these starter sauces into a slow cooker over your protein of choice, and dinner's done! Popular flavors include Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork and Buffalo Chicken. Campbell's also has pouch sauces designed for skillet and oven methods. $2.50 per 12-oz. pouch at Amazon
In just 60 seconds you can bring a taste of India to your plate. Enjoy vegetarian dishes, such as Madras Lentils, Vegetable Tikka Masala, and Channa Masala, in steam-and-eat pouches. Pair it with their microwavable Basmati Rice and get dinner on the table in under three minutes. $3.50 per 10-oz. pouch at Amazon
Skip the spoon when you pack these kid-friendly, vegan snacks. They're thickened with konjac, a root vegetable, rather than animal gelatin. Available in Strawberry Pear, Blueberry Grape, and Orange Peach. $9.99 for six 3.5-oz packs at thrivemarket.com
Though you might prefer to eat them chilled, these fruit-flavored yogurts are shelf-stable at room temp and made with real yogurt and fruit and no artificial flavors. Toss into a lunch box for a low-calorie way to get calcium and vitamin D. $3 for four 3-oz. pouches at Amazon
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This article originally appeared in the August/September 2019 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.