Back in February, I started a series about my non-toxic transition. That is, my transition over to a non-toxic-as-possible lifestyle.
Now for this next phase of the series, I’m talking about another part of my everyday lifestyle: cooking!
And let me emphasize the word ‘transition’ and ‘series’ here. I didn’t overnight switch over to a non-toxic lifestyle. It has been a transition. Just like the decision to start a healthy lifestyle, as long as you’re making small changes every day towards the goal, you’re making progress.
If you didn’t know already (and this has been a learning experience for me!), traditional non-stick pans (like the ones I was once using!) release toxins when overheated (which happens after only 3 minutes on high heat!) and also use the carcinogen PFOA or a potentially equally harmful alternative during the manufacturing process of the cookware’s coating. Other chemicals and unsafe materials that are commonly found in cookware include lead, cadmium and PFAS.
Finding non-toxic cookware was the last part of my non-toxic transition and I was struggling with finding products that worked well, were non-stick, looked nice in my kitchen, and were reliably non-toxic.
Then, I found GreenPan! Since I primarily cook vegetables, I was looking for non-stick cookware. GreenPan answered all of my prayers and is now a “one stop shop” for all of my non-toxic cookware. They make ceramic cookware that’s not only durable, but beautiful – I use their Valencia Pro Collection.
I love finding brands I can trust, and GreenPan is one of them. Their ceramic non-stick coating is derived from natural materials and even their manufacturing process is more environmentally friendly. Most importantly, I feel safer when serving food to my friends and family, knowing they’re free of any potentially harmful chemicals.
The most daunting part about switching over to a non-toxic lifestyle can be the cost. What I did (and recommend people to do), is as the products in your home “run out” (ie a bottle of shampoo) or are ready to be replaced (ie a pan with coating that’s chipping off), replace those items. Slowly but surely, you can transition to a non-toxic lifestyle. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it all at once.
And in that vain, GreenPan is offering 20% off on ALL products from the Valencia Pro collection only, valid until September 15th! Just use code INSPIRALIZED20 on checkout to redeem!
I recommend the Valencia Pro Collection, one of their newest collections, because I use it, love it, it’s suitable for all stovetops including induction, and find it to be a complete cookware set! I also recommend this wok, and this 12″ lidded saute pan.
And stay tuned – we’ll be doing a giveaway on August 21st on Instagram – so stay tuned!
Note: Thank you to GreenPan for sponsoring this post, and providing the discount code to our readers.
All photos by Erin Dwyer Photography.