100 Day Challenge #57: Try silicone food lids
A big thanks for this blog post goes to Mary Moore (Marianna’s godmother) who discovered these eco-friendly food storage lids. Not only are they bright and cheerful but they do the job of plastic wrap, cling-wrap, and foil. We've successfully added another product to our arsenal (in addition to Stasher bags and beeswax wraps) to avoid single use food storage items that clutter the landfill!
These versatile, silicone products can be used as a pot lid on your stovetop, a casserole lid in the oven, a storage lid in the refrigerator, and a splatter guard in the microwave. They're great to cover dishes for a picnic or an outdoor barbecue; place a silicone lid onto a pretty serving bowl, and off you go to your potluck dinner party. They're airtight and leakproof. After the lids have done their job, just place them in the dishwasher and they are ready for the next meal. The only drawback is that you can't stack heavy items on top of the lids since they're flexible and can't withstand much weight.
Aunt Mary knows me (Marianna) and my love for flowers well, so these nature-inspired Charles Viancin lids were perfect! However, if colorful flowers aren't your thing, there are many different silicone lid options out there. You can also get stretch silicone lids that work by hugging your bowl or piece of fruit.
Whatever your food storage need is, there's a reusable alternative out there to successfully replace the single-use products we're used to. So give silicone food lids a try as another way to avoid plastic wrap!