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How To Create A Zero Waste Hamper Or Picnic Basket

How To Create A Zero Waste Hamper Or Picnic Basket

Long summer days calls for picnics and more outdoor activities! Spending time at the beach or with friends is fantastic but the problem is the waste that can be produced at such activities. Find out ways and things you can do to reduce the waste produce and also go plastic free. No matter where you are in the world these tips and suggestions will have you thinking about ways you can reduce your waste.

 

Shop All Of Your Hamper Ingredients At Zero Waste Bali Grocery & Deli 


Zero Waste Bali has everything you need to put together an incredible and affordable plastic-free hamper. With the addition of the brand new deli - there are now delicious vegan and non-vegan food items to select from, plus a wide range of snacks, desserts and drinks. 


The Zero Waste Bali Store features a sustainably and consciously curated deli that supports local artisans. You will find specially selected imported products to complete a wide range of products. Shop the best local organic cheese and meats in Bali. 


A plastic-free and locally sourced picnic basket or hamper used to be challenging to create in Bali due to single-use plastic packaging. Now, thanks to Zero Waste Bali, you can remove the stress and create something that is 100% zero-waste. 

 

 

DELI ITEMS

Sustainably and consciously curated deli supporting local artisans with selected imported products. You can find the best local organic cheese and meats in Bali and create the perfect hamper or picnic basket. Select from the vegan or non-vegan deli options: 


Hummus -  a delicious spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices. A jar of our hummus can be used as a base on sandwiches, wraps, burgers or served with vegetables and crackers. Check here.


Sundried tomatoes - an excellent source of lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of some health conditions and a great addition to any salad or cheese board. Check here.


Olives - did you know that olives are a fruit? Olives are a source of healthy fat and are high in antioxidants. Purchase a jar of green or black olives and add them to your picnic hamper to bring some extra flavour to your menu. Check here.  


Artichokes - often overlooked, artichokes are incredibly healthy, so definitely don’t forget to add a jar to your shopping list. Use artichokes in salads, pasta salads, scattered over a pizza or as the base for the homemade artichoke dip. Check here.


Sauekraut is a fermented food made from shredded cabbage; it is a fantastic source of probiotics. It goes surprisingly well with many different dishes as the main ingredient, placed on burgers, served up as a side to BBQ meals or in a grilled cheese sandwich. Check here.

 

 

FRESH PRODUCE 

A wide range of fresh organic fruit and vegetables are available, making Zero Waste Bali a one-stop shop for your menu.

  • Watercress
  • Kale
  • String beans
  • Napa cabbage
  • Radicchio
  • Mustard greens
  • A variety of lettuce
  • Raddish
  • Arugula
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Baby Potatoes
  • Cassava
  • Cauliflower
  • Brocolli
  • Red guava
  • Crystal guava
  • Tangerines
  • Pineapple
  • Passionfruit
  • Tamarillo
  • Mangoes
  • Papaya
  • Snake fruit
  • Mangosteen
  • Banana
  • Jackfruit
  • Papaya

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BAKERY ITEMS

Healthy, Raw, Organic, Vegan, everything you need for a picnic or special occasion is available in our bakery section. Here are just a few of our popular items:
 

Snickers Cheese Cake - The piece of heaven to eat! Creamy vegan cheesecake with snickers flavour- with less guilt but fantastic taste. Ingredients: cashew nuts, peanut butter, cacao powder, mesquite powder, coconut nectar, peanuts, coconut oil, cacao butter, dates, tahini. Check here.
 

Cookies and Cream Vegan Cheesecake - The cheesecake for every lover of Oreo cookies are 100% vegan. Ingredients: cashew nuts, oreo cookies, coconut oil, cacao butter, dates, tahini, rice malt syrup. Check here.
 

Variety Of Crackers - Flaxseed crackers or Carrot crackers; both make a healthy addition to any picnic basket. Perfect for kids to snack on or to serve with dips at a BBQ dinner. Click here.
 

Variety of Granola - Vanilla coconut granola made with pumpkin, coconut flakes, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, nectar, flaxseeds, cinnamon. Granola is not just for breakfast. You can use it to top baked fruit crumble, muffins, on yoghurt or as a healthy snack. Gluten-free granola is available. Click here.

 

 

GROCERIES

Complete your menu with our essentials such as:

Red Wine Vinegar - Red wine vinegar is fat-free, low-calorie and contains trace amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin C. It is perfect for salads, in marinades for a BBQ or over caramelised onions. It is highly versatile, so we recommend grabbing a bottle for your next event. Check here.
 
 

Balsamic Vinegar Balsamico di Modena Vinegar contains polyphenols, antioxidants that can protect the body from heart disease and cancer. Improves immunity. The sweet and tangy flavour is ideal for salads, cucumber and tomato salad, drizzled over avocado toast or as a dip for crunchy bread with olive oil. Click here.

Organic and Gluten-Free Pasta - Select from various pasta options to create healthy meals for your hamper. Pasta Salad is an easy option and would be a delight with the Rainbow Conchiglie Pasta made with vegetables or the Spicy Tomato Gemelli Pasta made with semolina flour. Click here.   
 

CousCous - Made from durum wheat or semolina flour, cous cous is best served mixed through a fresh salad or as a side to BBQ meats or vegetables. Try a Moroccan Spiced Cous Cous Salad with fresh herbs and lemon. Roast pumpkin goes excellent with the nutty flavour of couscous. Click here.
 

Beans - Another way to spice up and bulk out your salads is to add various beans. High in protein and fibre, filling and delicious; simply mix them into any salad dish you create. Select from Adzuki, Black Turtle, Organic Pinto, Kidney, Organic Red or Cannellini beans. Make a simple Baked Beans dish at home and serve with crusty sourdough bread at your next picnic. Click here.
 

Herbs and Spices - Zero Waste Bali offers a wide selection of herbs and spices that you can purchase 100% plastic-free. Use them to flavour any meal, sprinkle over salads, dips, fruits, vegetables or marinades. Click here.



Simple & Delicious Zero Waste Hamper Ideas

Vegan Hamper Bali

 

Vegan Hamper Ideas

  • Start with hummus, dairy-free tzatziki or roasted red pepper & cashew dip served with carrot crackers, flaxseed crackers, or fresh vegetable sticks such as celery. 
  • Serve an impressive vegan cheese board with a combination of sundried tomatoes, capers, pitted olives, dark chocolate, dried apricots, dried mango & dried apples served with vegan smoked cheddar or vegan garlic & herb cheese. 
  • Create your healthy nut mix made from almonds, pepitas, cashews, cranberries & dark cacao nibs.
  • For a sweet treat, add in the delicious vegan banana bread, vegan brownies, sesame bars or seeded granola bars from the bakery selection.
  • Prepare your own easy to assemble vegan pasta salad (gluten-free pasta available) served with pickled cucumbers, capers and chilli oil. 
  • For the little ones, try our healthy and kid-friendly ABCD muffins made from spelt flour, organic coconut milk, olive oil, dates, organic banana, organic apple, desiccated coconut, flaxseed, water & baking powder. 
  • Alternatively, you can add our fruit or vegetable purees to your hamper for the ideal on-the-go snack. 

 

Non-Vegan Hamper Ideas 

  • Create a selection of cheeses with a decadent cheese board using Tomme d' Andaliman (a hard-dry cheese spiced with Andaliman pepper), black pepper feta (a soft cheese, brined in salt & wrapped with Borneo's black pepper), Emmental (a smooth, semihard cheese made from cow's milk) and organic brie (a suggestion of nuttiness with subtle tones of fresh mushrooms).
  • Pack some of our fantastic Bounty Nut Bars as the perfect sweet treat made from desiccated coconut, organic dates, organic coconut cream, organic coconut nectar, organic cacao powder & vanilla paste. 
  • Bring your fresh salad, wraps or sandwiches filled with our variety of rich local cheese, vegetable spreads or hummus, pickled cucumbers, local organic chorizo, local organic pastrami or any of the ingredients in the deli range that you wish to enjoy.
  • For the little ones, try our tasty gluten-free macaroni and cheese with extra vegetables or a slice of our egg frittata made with pasture-raised organic eggs. 



Why A Zero Waste Hamper?

What better way to spend a summers afternoon than having a picnic at the beach or enjoying a BBQ with family and friends. Preparing and packing a delicious meal is one of the main ways single-use plastic packaging is used in our daily lives. Plastic wrap, plastic ziplock bags, plastic bags, plastic straws and cutlery, plastic plates and food and beverages sold in single-use plastic packaging that all goes to the rubbish bin when the picnic is over. A zero-waste hamper is a great way to shop, prepare, pack and transport your food and beverages with no plastic. If you are bringing your plastic-free hamper, one of the major pain points is transporting your food and keeping it fresh. The good news is there are various easy and affordable food packaging alternatives ready at Zero Waste Bali. Glass jars, mason jars, Tupperware, bamboo bowls, beeswax food wraps, reusable plastic bags, tote bags, and paper bags are just the start.  

 

Reusable Items For Serving Food & Drinks 


Source: https://www.lessplastic.org.uk/6-ways-to-tackle-ocean-plastic/ 

 

Onyx Cutlery Set 3 A portable three-piece reusable cutlery set with fork, spoon and chopsticks is held in an aluminium case. Lightweight and portable, so you can refuse single-use cutlery wherever you go. Click here.
 

Coconut Bowl A Coconut Bowl perfect for smoothie bowls and all other meals. Eco friendly and great to travel with too. 100% natural, hand-crafted, real coconut shells Perfect for a picnic lunch. Click here.

Bamboo Straw Bamboo is durable and robust; it has no sharp edges, making bamboo straws safe for children to use. The best advantage to use bamboo straw is that it is eco-friendly, natural, organic and reusable. Click here.

Reusable Cup Our sustainably-made products are fit for purpose, challenge convenience culture and make a positive difference to the environment. Enjoy a great tea or coffee in our large reusable cup. Order your favourite beverage at the cafe, use your keep cup and bring it with you to your family lunch. Click here.

Double-Wall Borosilicate Glass Coffee Cup Flawlessly blends sleek aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability. Made of high-quality borosilicate glass, bamboo, and silicone is food-grade safe, BPA-free, lead-free, and non-toxic. You will love using an eco-friendly coffee up so much; we guarantee you will never go back to single-use again! Click here. 

 

Plastic Alternatives For Food Packaging 


KALIKA Beeswax Food Wrap An eco-friendly alternative (to plastic wrap) storage solution helps keep your perishables fresh longer. Ideal for wrapping fruits and vegetables or loose items like chillies and ginger. Cover small bowls and cups to keep them fresh. Safely wrap cakes, granola, energy balls, or crackers for your hamper. Click here.

 

Kalika Unpaper Bag A unique wrap bag to keep all your loose items in one place. Ideal for your tiny to mid-sized perishables. Click here.
 

Silicone Zip Lock Bag An eco-friendly version of the ziplock plastic bags we all know and love that you can use to pack any kind of snack food, sandwich, condiments, or bring home the leftovers. Click here.
 

Lunch Box & Mini Container Lunch box food containers are 100% plastic-free, waste-free, & BPA-free. Made from non-toxic stainless steel and silicone, they are a classic favourite for eco-friendly shoppers. Click here.
 

Round 1200ml Stainless Steel Food Container These food containers feature lock clips and a silicone seal to prevent leakage. Made of high-quality food-grade stainless steel, our food containers are non-toxic and BPA-free. Suitable for soups, curry, dips, pasta or salads. Click here.
 

Glass Jars Reusable glass jars are the perfect and cost-effective option for transporting food and drinks to your picnic spot. Click here.

Mindful and simple steps to less waste can be achieved everywhere in the world. Bringing your own reusable cutlery, napkins and storage containers are a great start. Finding a healthy grocery store and deli such as zero waste Bali will help further reduce the waste especially if you bring your own containers to refill. Begin small and if you find it too hard to go entirely plastic free don't get stressed. Remember every action counts to less waste and a greener Bali and planet. 

 

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