Back to School: Healthy and Eco-Friendly School Lunches

Click HERE to read part one of the Back to School Series! This post focuses on how to ensure on eco-friendly school lunch/snacks and easy to make and easy to pack recipes! How to Pack Healthy and Eco-Friendly School Lunches Avoid: Plastics containers, and vinyl lunch bags. Look for: Materials such as stainless steel, silicone, […]

Raw Energy Balls

  I am on vacation! It feels good! But I don’t want to forget about you wonderful readers while I am away. For the next few days my friends, and fellow bloggers, have stepped up to help me; you will see some great posts from bloggers you may already know, and if you don’t, I […]

8 Simple Ways to Become a Healthier Eater

As I have mentioned before (in “What’s happened to our food system?), we live in a society that encourages all but healthy eating. This happens thanks to the monstrous business of food and both internal and external pressures to maximize profits.   A majority of the artificially modified foods and beverages we habitually ingest, have […]

Company Spotlight: Conscious Box {+ Giveaway!}

Have you noticed how there are tons of products marketed to the Eco-conscious consumer? Lots of natural, organic, nontoxic, Eco-friendly–some great some not so much–products. It would take a lifetime to try every product out there, and let’s not even mention how much money it would take! Enter Conscious Box. I was so excited to […]

Eat Healthy, Eat Better: Get Organized

                                                                                                        Using the term “healthy eating” means opening a can of worms. It is too broad of a term, it means different things for different people; some dietary choices seem to be a fad and some have a medical reason. Then, there are many misconceptions about what really healthy eating means (just take a look […]

Squishy Snak Pak: Review + Giveaway {and Recipes, too}

What’s better than those convenient baby food pouches? A reusable pouch! I’d like to introduce you to the Squishy Snak Pak. It is a reusable food pouch you fill from the bottom. It is made from BPA free materials and features a heavy duty zip closure. It is dishwasher safe, so you can wash and […]

Zero Guilt Treat: Crispy Lemon Kale Chips

Not a fan of kale? Don’t worry, try these chip and you’ll convert. I first heard about kale chips whenGweneth Paltrow was on Ellen promoting her cook book. It’s no secret leafy green are packed with antioxidants, so much so, that they are recommended for women with the HPV virus to counteract the effects of […]

How to Eat Organic, Part 2. 10 Simple Tips.

                                                                            1. Know your labels. Just because it says “natural”, “hormone free”, “free range” doesn’t mean it is. Look for the USDA label. According to the USDA Organic National Program organic means: “Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, […]

How to Eat Organic, Part 1: The Dirty Dozen

In my previous post I talked about the importance of eating organic. Not only because is healthier for you and your family but also because organic farmers generally use less energy, generate less waste, cause less soil erosion, sustain more diversity, enable wild life to thrive and provide healthier conditions for workers. I used to think […]

Why Eating Organic Really Matters?

When I first found out I was pregnant I knew I needed to eat healthier, my husband and I were (or so I thought) always mindful of eating a balanced and healthy diet, but I was under the false impression that organic meant expensive healthy food. My friend Julia of the amazing blog Magnetizinglife, briefly mentioned to me […]