While health trends are often changing, the one message that has always remained consistent is how important it is to get plenty of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables for optimal health. Add in some small and notoriously picky eaters to manage and it can often be difficult to make sure that your family is getting the right amount and the right variety of fruits and vegetables that they need to stay healthy and boost immunity. One easy way to get the proper amount is in a green smoothie. What ... Continue Reading
Add vegetables to your smoothies for great nutritional value and to boost your immunity.
Top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly.
Many of us have taken steps to go green at home and on the road, but what about at the office? There are several easy ways to green up your workplace and even save a little cash in the process. Here are some of my top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly. Go Digital You would think in our day and age that most offices have gone mostly digital, but you'd be surprised at the amount of paper waste that can still accumulate. Avoid paper waste as much as ... Continue Reading
Incorporate green living into your new year’s resolutions this year.
With the start of a New Year, many of you are probably considering buckling down on some New Year’s resolutions. Many of you may even be considering going green for the New Year. So where do you begin? Keep it Simple The worst thing you can do for a New Year’s resolution is make it too difficult. This goes for any resolution from weight loss, health, to greening up. You want to be sure that your goal is attainable. Small steps can equal big changes. If you make your goals to lofty you ... Continue Reading
Make New Year’s resolutions that include going green – both at home and in transportation.
January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. It seems fitting then that we celebrate January 1 as a new beginning, a fresh start, a time to change for the better in the new year. This new beginning gives us pause to reflect on choices that didn’t work in the past and gives us a chance to make a positive difference in the future. Change can be difficult, especially when you are trying to do too much all at once. Take small steps that will ensure a ... Continue Reading
Tips for staying green when it comes to your pet.
Almost every family has a pet. They have many benefits: they’re loyal, loveable, and a great way to teach children responsibility. But what is your pet’s carbon footprint? Is there a way to make it smaller? Here are some tips on staying green while having pets. Get your pets from a shelter.There are so many animals out there that need loving homes; there is no need to get a pet from a breeder or pet store. Your local shelter will have tons of dogs and cats in need of good homes. ... Continue Reading
Great holiday gift ideas for the green mom on your list.
Green gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of “greenness”. There really is a green gift for every mom out there. So regardless of whether your mom (or spouse) is a chef or outdoorsy type, there is a green gift for her. Here are some of my favorite green gifts depending on her hobbies. The Chef Does your mom spend most of her time in the kitchen? Are your fondest memories with your mother those of you baking with her in the kitchen? If so, she may be a “chef” mom. Here are ... Continue Reading
Borax is a green, natural alternative for everyday cleaning tasks.
I recently talked about the green momma’s best friend, baking soda. However, there is another friend that every green momma should have around as well, borax. When I mention borax many people just stare at me blankly and say something along the lines of “Isn’t that some sort of chemical?” The answer is no. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. So what can we do with this mineral? Laundry Borax is perfect for families with hard ... Continue Reading
You can practice green living by saving on a small budget or living large.
It is a very common question and I’m here to answer it. Guess what? It can be either one. Living healthier and ‘greener’ is adjustable to your income. You can have it all or do with very little, it is possible to live green on both a $30,000 and a $300,000 income. If you think you can’t afford a healthy lifestyle - I’ll be blunt, that’s just a bad excuse. Simple green living can save you money both in short and long term spending. Of course if money grows on trees for you, you can ... Continue Reading
Some favorite (and green) uses for your box of baking soda.
Most of us have a small box of baking soda hanging out in our kitchen cabinet. It is a staple in many baked items; therefore, a necessity to even the occasional baker. However, did you know there are literally hundreds of other uses for this common wonder powder? I keep a 10 pound bag of baking soda in our home at all times and use it for just about everything under the sun. Here is a rundown of some of my favorite baking soda uses. Cleaning You will notice that baking soda is an ... Continue Reading
Do some green entertaining this holiday season when planning your functions.
Will the holiday season fast approaching; you may be considering hosting a party or family function at your home. Entertaining your guests doesn’t have to come at the cost of Mother Nature though. You can go green this holiday season when planning your functions. Here are a few tips to stay green while entertaining your guests. Break out the China Okay, it doesn’t have to be your finest China, but please skip the disposable plates and utensils. Either opt for a more formal setting ... Continue Reading