How Plant-Based Milks Help Save Water

Almond milk is a staple in our house; you may remember me raving about our fav here. Apparently, more than 26.7 percent of American households consume plant-based beverages! Hooray!

Do you know why that’s so cool (besides the fact that it tastes delicious, and caused no cow to have her baby taken from her while she was forced to be milked multiple times per day; yes, it’s true)? Because it helps to conserve water, an incredibly precious resource! There is no better time to talk about conserving water than Earth Month. Continue reading

6 Super Spring Foods to Detox

Reblogged from Hungry for Change.

I love the Spring season. Fresh produce is making its return and it won’t be long before you can get delicious food straight out of the garden or fresh from a farmers’ market. Depending on your location and climate, there are great garden and farm foods available as soon as the frost lifts, many of which give a boost to your body after a long sluggish winter.

When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, food really is the best medicine. Many of your favorite foods also cleanse the liver, kidneys, skin, intestines and other detoxification systems. Add more of these nutritious and delicious Springtime foods to your diet to help ward off the harmful effects of bad food choices, pollution, food additives, second-hand smoke, among other toxins. Here are my top six picks for seasonal spring detox foods. Continue reading

Giveaway: Efy Tal Jewelry

Efy-Tal-Button-2Happy spring, my friends! In honor of my favorite season (who can resist all the greening up that is happening??), I am thrilled to take part in this Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! We are offering the opportunity to win one of three beautiful necklaces from Efy Tal Jewelry. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the chance to win a fabulous new piece of jewelry! Continue reading

Review: Ecocentric March/April Mom & Baby Box

Ecocentric_Baby_March14I was waiting anxiously for my March/April Ecocentric Mom & Baby box to arrive this month. My girls love digging into it with me; we make it an event! And as usual, it did not disappoint There were a few great prizes in their for both little ladies as well as a few treats for me; hooray! Let’s take a peak, but I warn you: the list is long … and fabulous! Continue reading

Review: March/April Ecocentric Mom-to-Be Box

Ecocentric_MomtoBe_March14I’m so excited to review another Ecocentric Mom-to-Be box this month! If it’s the Baby box you love, don’t worry; I’ll have a review of it for you next week! In the meantime, I’m happy to focus on all of these fabulous goodies hand-picked just for mommas-to-be! I love the surprise that comes with opening every box. Here’s what made me smile this month! Hint: think snacks, naps and lip gloss!

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Review: Fill, Squeeze, Eat, Repeat with EZ Squeezes

EZsqeeze_SideOpenBaby A is all about solid foods these days. By solids, I mean pureed of course. She loves squash, pears, apples, peaches, peas, carrots, kale, you name it! I started looking at the squeezable pouches of food in the baby aisle and thought, “what a brilliant invention!” That’s definitely one of the best new ideas to come out since K-Bear was a baby. But as someone who makes all of her own baby food, I didn’t like not knowing what exactly was in those pouches, not to mention the waste.

Enter EZ Squeezes. These refillable, reusable squeeze pouches are the perfect solution! BPA and Phthalate free, they are bound to make moms and babies everywhere smile. You control the food that goes in there, confirming to your family’s healthy diet. Plus, one three-pack saves 90+ pouches from the landfill. Yeah! Continue reading

Bulk is Green: 4 Steps to Less Waste [Infographic]

lovebulkbuttonApril is just around the corner friends, and you know what that means? Earth month! This is a great opportunity to look around your home and find one area where you can green things up. If you read this post, you already know that buying foods in bulk is one of the best ways to save money and waste.

For its second year, the Bulk is Green Council (BIG) is challenging us to take the pledge to Love Bulk Foods during Earth Month this April! Purchasing natural and organic foods from the bulk bins provide significant environmental benefits, chief among them reducing packaging waste that ends up in landfills. Continue reading

Enjoying a Colorado Winter Staycation

WinterPark14_01Sometimes, just sometimes, I forget where I live. I don’t mean I draw a blank when writing my return address. I mean, I forget that when it comes to vacation, where I live – Colorado – is in fact a destination for many adventure seekers. I think the same goes for others; whether it be the lights of NYC or the beaches of San Diego, recognizing the beauty of our backyard for a Staycation is sometimes overlooked.

Come February or March of every year, we usually jet off to a warm beach somewhere. This year, Baby A threatened to steal much of the relaxation that comes with lounging for hours on the sand with a book in hand. Shocker! Combine that with adjusting to a reduced income since leaving the out-of-the-house working world, and we choose our backyard for a 5-day break. Continue reading

Tips for a Healthy, Green St. Patty’s Day

Blueberry Pistachio Nubbler by Green Plate Foods

Happy almost St. Patty’s Day friends! Our last name is “Daly;” I may have married into it, but since I gave birth to a red-haired, blue-eyed K-Bear, that pretty much makes me an honorary Irish woman!

Of course though, I’m always thinking healthy; it’s just how my brain works! So this St. Patrick’s Day, instead of comparing only calories in a food, compare what your body gets back from that product. When grocery shopping for party or everyday snacks, avoid the snack aisles all together and hit the outer perimeter of the store for healthy snack options. Continue reading

13 Easy Tips to Save Energy & Money

Do1ThingI’m always looking for simple ways to save energy and money. So I was excited to here that the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has a new way to simplify energy saving and make helping to protect the climate easy for all of us: “Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR.”

Here are 13 easy tips to get you going!

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