57 Microwaving Foods & a GIVEAWAY!!***CLOSED***

Recently, I have learned about what BPA is and how it can contaminate we eat.  I am also discovering that it is in a lot of the plastics that we use.

Dr. Oz mentions that if plastic wrap touches our food while in the microwave, it can release chemicals that can be toxic for you.  Yikes!!

Now, plastic wrap has been my friend for a loooooong time.  I use it so much, I buy the 3000 foot box at Costco.  Don't worry, that's the size of the plastic, not the box!  I'm not ready to ditch it just yet.  I use it to cover my bread while it's rising.  Is that bad?  I don't know.  It's my understanding that the combination of heat+plastic+food is what is toxic.  So unless I find out otherwise, I'll let you know.

So what to do?  Cover microwaved foods with a paper towel, napkin or parchment paper.  For a while, I've been using these extra large coffee filters to cover my microwaved foods, a tip I got from my mom.

Invert a single filter over the top of your food and throw it away when you're done.

Or....even better....

If you are fortunate to live near an IKEA, you must go out and buy one of these microwave lids.  No, buy two...one for the dishwasher and one to use while the other one's in the dishwasher.

These are BPA free and have little holes in the top to release steam while your food is cooking.  Definitely microwave safe and dishwasher safe.

Don't live near an IKEA?  Sorry, these are not available online, but I am happy to give away TWO of these lids to TWO of my lucky readers!  Yes, that's FOUR microwave lids!  Awright!

And....as a lucky bonus, I am going to throw in a package of these bag clips  from IKEA in each of prize packages.   Love, love, love them!

I use these to close bags on loaves of bread, chips, packages of crackers, and even on the end of a tube of toothpaste, to push and flatten it to the top.  (That was my dad's idea.  Great, huh?)  They are great for folks that have arthritis.  They are freezer and dishwasher safe.  Yes, what you see here is what you'll get if you win!

Wanna win?  I know you do!

Here's the lowdown, explanation, take, rules, yada yada yada.
I'll try to keep it simple, folks!

1.  Leave a comment on this post, telling me how you are trying to be environmentally friendly.
2.  Leave a comment.  Any comment.  Or just shout out, HELLO!
3.  Leave a comment of how you stalk....er...uh...follow my blog (reader, email, FB, GFC).
4.  Leave a comment that you shared this giveaway post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or via email.
That's it.  Really.  You can leave up to four separate comments.

Oh, one more thing.  No, two more things.

Giveaway is open only to my US readers.  Apologies to my international readers....
Giveaway will end November 14, 2010 at midnight MST, winners will be selected by Random.org and announced on this blog shortly thereafter.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer:  No, IKEA is not sponsoring this giveaway.  I have not been contacted by them in any way, shape or form.  The opinions expressed and the items in this post are totally mine to give away.  Woo Hoo!
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