you reheat your dishes in plastic containers?
If you have your
freezer meals in plastic containers, it is definitely tempting
to pop the entire thing into the microwave to defrost and/or
reheat the meal. It is convenient, but new health information
is definitely advising against this method of heating up food.
The safest way
to reheat or defrost meals in the microwave is to place it
in a microwave-safe casserole dish or in a microwave-safe
glass bowl. This means you do not have to worry about chemicals
being leached into your food when the plastic is heated. You
should also avoid using plastic wrap whenever possible as
It should be obvious
that no plastic containers should go in the regular oven for
And as an added
bonus, you are helping the envronment too, by not using disposable
or semi-disposable plastic containers.