With Mother's Day on Sunday May 12/13, I thought a few last minute gift ideas would be handy for those last minute shoppers! Below are a few organic, green, eco-friendly ways to show your mom some earth friendly love!
Diffusing is an awesome stress reliever! Lower's blood pressure, relieves headaches and leaves such an great aroma!
"There are multiple bottom lines," says Sandra Harris, whose company is certified through the Bay Area Green Business Program. "When we green our lunches, the environment and our pocketbooks are both winners."
Lower mom’s carbon footprint this year by giving green this Mother’s Day!
Making changes in our lunchtime habits is an easy first step toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle, says Sandra Harris, president of ECOlunchboxes.com
specializing in no-waste and non-toxic lunch ware for children and adults.
"I was so tired of our family's over-reliance on leaching plastics food containers, plastic baggies and other throw-a-ways," explains Harris, a Lafayette, Calif. resident.
"I started ECOlunchboxes.com so people could choose to pack their lunches in a way that's healthy for people and the planet
. I truly believe that lunch by lunch we can green the world a whole bunch."
An average U.S. family spends about $400 extra on disposable lunch ware and creates about 4,320 pieces of trash unnecessarily, according to the results of a Lunchbox Waste Study
completed by ECOlunchboxes.
How to pack waste free lunches:
- sandwiches, and other main dishes, fresh fruits and, fresh vegetables, and treats packed in a reusable non-plastic container
- machine washable cloth napkins
- stainless-steel forks and spoons
- reusable non-toxic drink containers
- reusable, dishwasher safe non-toxic BPA free lunchbox
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Just a few ideas for the earth conscious mom's who know that reducing our eco-foot prints, is in the best interest of their health, their children and this beautiful earth, to create awareness and lead by example!
That's just what mom's do!!
Happy Mother's Day to all you Awesome Mom's!
Hi Everyone!I just have to tell you about this awesome cereal that I have been trying out and the benefits of such a great breakfast are so huge! It taste so good and the increased energy, concentration and new breakfast ideas, are amazing and I had to share with you all! I had for breakfast this morning, an awesome parfait that was HOLY CRAP
In case your not familiar withHoly Crap - "The World's Most Amazing Breakfast Cereal"
It's a little bag that packs a mean nutritional punch and is gluten free! Aside from making your own, this is the next best way to start your day and with so many recipes available, this will not only help lower your blood sugar levels but will change your breakfast habits forever!
I am now addicted and with the summer months not far off, I plan to enjoy an array of breakfast recipes this year! See their site for all the great recipes!
My first taste from the recipe files
, which I got from a card on the shelf at the store when I bought "Holy Crap":
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Blackberry Breakfast Parfait
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Recipe contribution by Kathy Smart, Chef, Nutritionist and Gluten Free Expert
*Soak 2 tbsp. of Holy Crap cereal in 1/4 cup water for 5 mins
*Layer 2% plain Greek yogurt, soaked cereal and blackberries
*Top with a squeeze of lemon juice or a drizzle of honey
So be sure to check out the other recipes, that also include other meals besides breakfast! I will be trying some of these too! The price is right at just under $10 here at the local market and will last one person between 8-16 days
as you only use 2 tablespoons per use. On their site you can order in bulk to save money and that might just be my next purchase, getting a 3 pack for only $34.95! (Please note: I have no affiliations here! Just love the product!)
Some additional information from their FAQ's, be sure to check them out!
Each bag is 225 grams/contains 8 full servings and is:
- gluten free
- lactose free
- sugar free
- salt free
- nut free
- high in fibre and iron
- source of calcium
- source of omega -3 and -6
- no cooking required
- Allergy Alert: Seed Oil
Another product that they have is "Skinny B" which contains 50% more Chia than Holy Crap cereal, which is ideal for losing weight naturally, as your energy increases and you feel great! I have not tried this one but for anyone looking to lose weight naturally and healthily, this is a great place to start! Eating breakfast is key to optimal health and weight loss, the more you do, the better the results!
With Valentine's Day
just around the corner, I thought I would let you all know about an awesome "green" product that is sure to change your "red" valentine to "green" forever and you don't have to cut out the "romance" to be eco-friendly on Valentine's Day
! "Going Green"
is very in style, affordable and an eco-friendly way to show your love for your loved ones and for this precious earth! Everyday a mountain of trash is needlessly thrown away at lunchtime, creating environmental problems, health hazards and wasting hundreds of dollars for every family packing a lunch. School and work trash cans nationwide are overflowing! With news about the health dangers of plastics growing, green consumers are seeking out non-plastic food containers as well as generally avoiding potentially leachy synthetics when it comes to food packing, plastic water bottles, granola bar plastic packaging, plastic chip baggies, plasticized cardboard juice boxes, cheese stick plastic wrappers, paper napkins, plastic yogurt cups, brown bags, plastic utensils & plastic ziploc baggies and so much more! So here's where you come in with a gift of love that is eco-friendly, resulting in less trash, less toxins, less carbon footprint, less expense and overall less impact on the Planet!Did you know that a family packing a waste free lunch saves $400 annually & averts 4,320 pieces of garbage?! "ECO Lunchbox"
is a gift that just keeps on giving all year round and shows just how much you love your sweetheart, your family and your planet! There is an awesome "Valentine's Day"
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The stainless steel bento boxes and artisan lunch bags with napkins are plastic-free, waste-free, lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, vinyl-free and so very stylish, economical , affordable & show just how much you care about your loved ones and mother earth!
Say "I LOVE YOU" this Valentine's Day
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Well the season is upon us and it is time to finish that last minute wrapping, prepare all those delicious old time favorite foods and make merry with all those you love and cherish all year long!
There are so many favorite traditions that people all over the world enjoy at Christmas and through the holiday season and one of them is "cranberries"! The awesome food that does more than nourish the inside of the body, but has also been found to nourish the skin! Did you know that this beautiful little berry is bursting with vitamin C which helps skin look radiant and refreshed, has plenty of natural acids to fight oil buildup and is deep cleaning, reaching into the pores and cleansing them with freshness! After washing up in the morning or before bed, try this great home astringent recipe that I found from beauty expert, Janice Cox author of "Natural Beauty at Home"
Combine 1/4 cup of pure cranberry juice with 1/4 cup of witch hazel (an old favorite) and soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply to the face and neck (any left overs can be stored in the fridge) - then apply your moisturizer - that's it! Try it, your skin will love you for it!
This is an awesome home use book that you will cherish having, full of awesome money saving ways to take control of your healthy living!
If your not into making your own, this is an awesome place to find what your looking for!
The "White Cranberry Cleanser", cranberry juice with pomegranate and willow bark (helps fight blemish prone skin)
Alternatively, they have many great products that you can investigate below!
For those who are of the traditional lifestyle of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegs and home baked deserts, I have an awesome recipe, passed down from generations, that is mouth watering, tradition!
Old Tyme Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
(if your oven cooks hot, use 280 degrees)
Note: a stone-bake pizza pan works great instead of
the traditional metal cookie sheet
Leave out to soften, 1 cup butter - when soft, mix butter with 1/2 cup of sugar, gradually adding the sugar while mixing - pour out 2 1/4 cups of flour into measuring cup and gradually add the flour to the butter and sugar, all the while mixing - add your favorite dried cranberries, folding them into the batter you have just made - lightly flour a surface to turn/nead the dough on - roll out to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness and cut into circles, shapes, Santa's, whatever your little heart desires for this time of the year, get the kids involved and have them make fun and festive cookie shapes! It's a blast to spend the time together and create yummy cookies that everyone loves!
Bake for 20 to 25 mins (keep your eye on them, you don't want them to color, just slightly) Cool and Eat!! Enjoy!
For those who have special diets and needs concerning flours etc, you can modify the above recipe to suit your diet! Try using your favorite "natural, organic" flour, alternatives to sugar, like Stevia and natural, organic butter!
Awesome articles to read and share that have so much information jam packed into them that you might want to grab a drink and put your feet up! How about a festive holiday "cranberry juice with...." your choice!
I wish you all the Very Merriest Christmas and Most Prosperous New Year 2013!
Make merry, love deeply and cherish all the moments that life offers, be grateful and compassionate,
give for the sake of giving without receiving and Enjoy your Holiday Season!
Well, it is that time of year again, when the onslaught of flu virus's, colds and the major super bugs that science says antibiotics do not work for anymore, start to rear their ugly heads and create epidemic's world wide. The over use of antibiotics over the years has created a shift in which traditional medicine is not working anymore and has allowed these "super bugs" that seem indestructible, to put a huge scare into the average person who has always followed the "doctors" of traditional medicine's advice over the years. The "flu vaccine" that is offered for free, to the public, does not cover all the "flu" bugs out there and is only created for the most dangerous of "super bugs" that is predicated to be the most severe for that coming year. This to me is one of the biggest problems that we face today, as they create these so called "antivirus" shots & hand them out for free to everyone who gets scared into believing that this the only way to stay healthy for the coming winter months.
I think that these man made "antivirus" shots, which are actually the "virus" itself in a dormant state, (so this says to me that) they create the virus & hope that in it's dormant state, will counteract the virus, which is becoming a deadly state of affairs around the globe! I am one who does not believe that this process is the best health plan for protecting ourselves and have always opted out of any "free shots" being made available to the public. There was only one time, when I was a PSW, years ago, that I was forced to take the "TB" tests/shots and the "flu shot" of that year and I have never been so sick in all my life! I would rather have the flu and fight it myself than to ever, ever go through that again! Before that I had never had a "flu shot" and have never had one since! I might also add that I have been allergic to all antibiotics since early childhood and therefore I don't have this immunity to them that most of this world seems to have and believe that the over use of antibiotics has become another scare tactic which creates a panic in the public eye and makes people think that the only alternative is the "flu shot"! This is not true and there are alternatives to the "traditional" ways of protecting our health and wellness through the winter months. I believe that everyone has a right and should exercise the right, to investigate and learn all that you can, yourself, about creating a healthy and well balanced health plan for life that will help you achieve optimal health and wellness through any so called "epidemic"! One of the ways to get healthy and have the abilities naturally to fight any disease or virus, is to stop eating all those cheap processed foods, try to get the best organically grown, close to home, foods that you can, or grow your own and know what your eating! Also, "water" which is the key to so many health benefits (read: my take on water & food
) that needs to be as "fresh" as possible, without chemicals that change the whole make up of water, like "fluoride", "bleach" and so many other harmful chemicals. Plastic bottles are also a big bad health problem in so many ways that I believe they should be banned and plastic should be a forgotten thing of the past. Do you realize that plastic will last longer on this earth than almost anything else here? That is scary!
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My other "stay healthy" ways include taking "Vega Chlorella tablets" daily, (this is the best buy I have found) drinking more than my fair share of fresh water, (usually 4-6 litres/daily, as I have found that the more "good" water you drink, the more your body wants it & utilizes it and it also is a great way to tell if your actually hungry or just thirsty, as most people think when they stomachs growl that they are hungry but most are dehydrated and don't realize it). The book below is an awesome source of information pertaining to "Chlorella" and it's very awesome benefits! I have been taking "Chlorella" for more than 15 years now & do not want to be without it! I have found that once the toxins were out of my system, that I could digest any food, I slept better, woke up better and do not get that "I need a nap" thing in the afternoon! I am presently 51 and have never felt better in my life! I have to admit that I did not start out on my "healthy" path until I was in my mid twenties and would suggest to those who are old enough to understand the benefits of starting as young as possible, do!!
The benefits of "Chlorella" are huge with it being a "whole food" supplement!
An awesome read to educate yourself on:
If you are a "multi-vitamin" kind of person who buys such products from a health food store, you need to educate yourself on the benefits and the dangers off taking individual multiply vitamins and minerals! Uneducated, you may over use vitamins and minerals thinking that your doing yourself good, when in fact you could be creating a major problem down the road. Many man made vitamins and minerals are just that and are not compatible with our bodies, so they are just stored as toxins, unrecognizable to our bodies and help create that dangerous toxic overload that so many people have. Please, always research your interests and gain all the knowledge that you need to make informed decisions about your health and the health of those you love! That is probably the best piece of advice I ever received! One of the best on the market, which is organic and comprised of natural ingredients that our bodies will recognize is "Vega One - All the Essentials - All in One
" which makes for a great breakfast addition!
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As I previously stated, education is priority when dealing with our health and wellness plans for life and to educate yourself on the benefits of eating healthy, organic, natural foods, is top on my list! The book below really helps the average person understand the need for change in our diets and helps explain the why's and how's of healthy eating!
Speaking of foods, they have some of the most delicious healthy foods that your body will just love!
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Lastly, for today, I would like to tell you about an awesome product that comes from the great people @ Young Living Essential Oils
" is the top product of the century, that I have used & preached to all who will listen over the years! This essential part of winter, for me anyway, is the bomb when you feel like a virus or cold is trying to attack you! A little "Thieves" goes a very long way in creating a more healthy and stable environment that viruses and colds do not like!! Now a days, it is not only just in "essential oil
" form but you can now get it to clean with, to defuse with, and even get handy wipes! This product rocks and everyone should have it on hand all year long, not just in the winter! Although, a little pricey in comparison to most essential oils, you must remember that "Young's
" produces only 100% grown & graded oils that you can eat! Once again, educate yourself before trying anything new! The unfortunate part of "Young's
" is that unless you become a distributor and buy into a kit, (which I highly suggest doing if you love their oils and want to always have the best for less) but alternatively you can order all their products on Amazon
and still save big!
You can find all the best @ "Great Amazon Finds
" and more specifically @ Jwls Amazon.com
- Essential Oils & Like
which has almost every oil that a person could want or need! Drop by and see all the great oils that can enhance your health, your home and your overall well being!
Now just throw in some "Hemp Hearts
" for omega's & your all set for winter!!
Take it on head first and educate yourself to know what's right for you and your loved ones!
Stay healthy this winter and enjoy all the great benefits of winter! There is so much to do in the snow and the exercise that comes with winter activities is absolutely amazing! Get out there and go for a brisk walk, hit the hills and ski your way to a more healthy you, or cross country your way to a beautiful day!
Whatever your preference, get out & enjoy!
I have also heard and read about "Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton
" but have not tried this myself as of yet! If you do try it, please bookmark this page and come back to tell us all about your experience with this product!
Another great source of "Raw Foods" is "Live Superfoods" that just rock for healthy benefits that taste good!
In conclusion, educate, investigate, change your ways and gain the healthy you, you once knew, back!!
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Le Savonnier Marseillais or the english site: Le Savonnier Marseillais is an environmentally friendly, French company that manufactures and sells household liquid soaps, distributed by The Vintage Soap Factory. They specialize in 100% all natural pure olive oil soaps made from a traditional ancient process with olive oil as the main raw ingredient, its green color guarantees an exceptionally high quality product, with awesome benefits for your major organ, your skin!! They also use top quality, high grade essential oils that add an aromatherapy type sensation every time you use them! With no added preservatives, colors or ingredients, this is a truly awesome product that everyone needs to try and see the benefits of using pure natural olive oil products, that leave your skin soft and smooth, no lotions needed, with a light scent of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Orange flower or Peppermint! I recently had the extreme pleasure of sampling these products and just have to tell you that this is one of the best multipurpose soaps I have ever used, that is not only awesome for the body but also great for the environment, which is a very important factor for me! I used it for transplanting my house plants that needed to be repotted, which I do outside and to stop any bugs/spiders from entering, I spray the soil and plant with a soapy water mixture of All-Purpose Olive Oil Soap and water, works like a charm everytime!You can also use a detergent for your laundry, to bath your pet and so much more!Check out their page on the "Use of Soap" and see all the different ways this product can be used in your life, creating a Green and Eco way to a more healthy and happy family environment! Discover all the information you need to know about this product, the ingredients used and how it is made, by following their blog @ Discover what Savon Noir can do for you! Olive Oil with Lavender soap is my absolute favorite!
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The best way is to start your day off right is with high quality, whole food energy! There are a variety of ways to obtain a healthy way to start your day and mixing or blending up a whole food smoothie is an awesome way to get going! Smoothie's are becoming the best way to gain the nutrients that the body requires to maintain a healthy day! Vega has the top of the line "Whole Food" products that can help you to become the energetic you that we all require to have a complete and healthy body, mind & spirit! With a variety of flavors, all packed with raw, whole food, gluten/soy/dairy free products, including the delicious whole food energy bars that are the way to go for snack time or with your favorite smoothie in the morning, should you require a little more than a smoothie. Once you start your smoothie breakfast routine, you will find that a smoothie is all that is required to keep you going until lunch, at which time another smoothie, if your trying to reduce your weight and a whole food energy bar with a piece of fruit, will keep you in top form, not hungry & ready for anything! Eat a balanced dinner, including fresh organic raw vegetables and you will not crave for those typically "bad" foods that so many snack on after the dinner hour. Eating after 6pm is not recommended as the body needs time to absorb and utilize the days food consumption and you will sleep a lot better a night! I have said it before and I'm saying it again, Drink Water! Water is the key to a healthy, well maintained body, and it something that each and everyone of us needs daily! The most awesome part of Vega Smoothie is that you only need mix it with Water!! Great tasting, easy to mix or blend, with some added fruit, maybe add a few ice cubes and blend! You could not ask for a better way to start your day!! Vega is starting it's "Vega Summer Energizing Smoothie Series" to blend or not to blend, which includes a variety of recipes that will introduce you to all the wonderful ways you can shake and blend Vega Energizing Smoothie to make some extremely energizing not to mention delicious summer smoothies! Recipe #1 is the Plumbtastic Smoothie, featuring Tropical Tango Vega Energizing Smoothie.
1 scoop Tropical Tango Vega Energizing Smoothie2 plums1 apricot1 handful frozen strawberries¾ cup almond milk4 or 5 cubes of Ice
Blend until smooth.
Tropical Tango is a delicious option to blend with fresh seasonal and/or frozen fruit from your freezer.
This sweet-tart combination of fruit juice flavour from the plums and apricot with the frozen strawberries provides a nice balance and an ice-cream like consistency! Yummy!! Check out all the great recipes that will help you gain a healthy, happy, well balanced mind, body & spirit! Stay cool on those hot summer days with an awesome smoothie of your choice! Get Healthy, Stay Hydrated and Enjoy!!
Below are some great links to valuable information that will help you to achieve the results that you are looking for this summer and saving money too!
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