Looking for New Years resolutions but don’t want to choose the same old resolutions of past years? This year, challenge yourself to be a food movement ally by making these simple commitments in your daily life.
The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Homemade treats are a thoughtful gift for family, friends, and party hosts alike, and they’re especially great for anyone on a budget. We’ve put together a list of edible gifts that would make a great addition to any food lover’s pantry.
Summer is in full swing, and the markets are bursting with great produce. Following our last post about summer fruit, here are some tips for choosing the best summer vegetables at the market. And yes, we know that tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers are actually fruits – but we list them as vegetables here because that’s how most people think of them.
It’s officially summertime, which means all of the delicious summer fruits are finally here. With the season in full swing, the markets are bursting with great produce for you and your family.
In the last Healthy Home post, we gave you 5 simple tips for cleaning your kitchen with natural ingredients. This week, we're adding another 5 easy ways to use items already in your pantry to clean your kitchen.
Having a healthy home isn't just about healthy food — safe, non-toxic cleaning methods can also be used to keep your kitchen safe. This week, we're showcasing simple ways to use items already in your pantry to clean your kitchen.
2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the United Nations, making it the perfect time to start composting your food scraps to help rebuild soil health. Healthy soil stores carbon in the ground where it provides multiple benefits for climate stability, food security, and fresh water availability.
Citrus season is winding down, but there’s still time to get the most out of your winter fruit. Citrus peels are a woefully underused part of the fruit that are completely edible and delicious.
Labels with health or environmental claims are everywhere in the grocery store these days, and it can be overwhelming to decipher what these labels really mean.
Labels with health or environmental claims are everywhere in the grocery store these days, and it can be overwhelming to decipher what these labels really mean. Often these claims are entirely unsubstantiated. Here’s a list of some of the most misleading labels in the grocery store.
How are your New Year's resolutions going? Many of us are so committed to hit the gym every day, but just weeks later it's easy to slide back into the routine. That’s why this year we’re focusing on small daily habits that we can easily implement at home.
With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, you’re probably putting the finishing touches on your menu and prepping the turkey for roasting.
Eating local foods is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and strengthen regional food systems. Not only will you be cutting back on food miles (which decreases greenhouse gas emissions), but you’ll be getting the freshest possible produce.
Trying to keep genetically engineered foods (or GMOs) away from your family is a daunting task. Without a national GMO labeling law, it can be difficult and confusing to find out the truth about what’s in your food.
Pesticides are everywhere these days, as big agriculture becomes ever bigger. Nonorganic produce is sprayed with toxic, synthetic pesticides designed to kill living organisms.
With the recent food recalls related to produce, consumers have heightened concerns over the safety of fresh produce. Chemical rinses and other treatments for washing produce, usually called fruit and vegetable washes, are often advertised as the best way to keep fresh produce safe in the home. They claim to be more effective than water for removing pesticides and bacteria.
It’s back to school season, which means it’s time to get out the lunchboxes and head to the supermarket.
Food packaging is unavoidable, but all that excess material is terrible for the environment. It’s simple to reduce your packaging with a few basic steps.
It’s easy to start with your grocery shopping.
We all want the food that we feed our families to be safe and healthy, but this can be difficult with so many food recalls each year.
Want to know how to reduce the amount of food you throw away? Check out these tips!
40% of the food in the United States is thrown in the trash. This is a staggering amount of waste, but there are easy ways to avoid it that are good for both the environment and your budget.
Herb container gardens are great- they’re beautiful, easy and convenient, and are much cheaper than buying bunches of fresh herbs from the market. There is nothing more simple and satisfying than picking a handful of fresh herbs from your garden just when you need them.
Do you know what your kids are really eating? Check out our list of some of the most common children’s foods produced using GMOs!
Genetically engineered foods, or GMOs, can be difficult to avoid in the supermarket.
Ah summer – the season marked by an abundance of produce and the perfect time for seasonal eating! Eating in season has many benefits for your family and for the environment. It provides an opportunity to learn where our food comes from and how it's produced.
Want to be sure you’re buying the best dairy in town? Check out these tips!
1. Choose organic
Organic, whole milk dairy products have more healthy omega-3 fats than conventional dairy. And when you’re buying organic, you can be sure no GMOs, antibiotics, or chemical pesticides were .