Thursday, January 23, 2020

Four Eco-Friendly Dog Grooming Tips

As a dog owner, you probably love when your dog smells clean and fresh. Keeping them clean during all different kinds of weather might mean you have to bathe them twice a week or more, depending on how much you get them outside. However, using a lot of shampoo, soap, and other products can contribute to pollution, both in the waterways and in landfills. If you haven’t thought about it before, you may want to consider taking on the grooming duties but with less environmental impact. 

Some owners need a professional groomer to help out once in a while, especially if your dog is fussy while being groomed. Trained and educated staff can help with anxious pups for more specific services you wouldn’t want to necessarily do yourself without the right knowledge.

For those other times when you can handle the grooming duties yourself and want to leave less of an environmental footprint, here are the top four tips for eco-friendly grooming. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

28 Easy Vegan Kids Lunch Ideas Especially for Picky Eaters

Here's a list of easy kids lunch ideas especially for picky eaters. We have 14 tasty plant based lunch ideas kids generally seem to like, then we add fruit and snacks for a lunch that is both filling, healthy, and fun.

Vegan Kids Lunches (mains):

  1. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  2. Almond Butter and Jam
  3. Cashew Butter and Fruit Preserves
  4. Peanut Butter and Apple Slices
  5. Almond Butter and Strawberry Slices
  6. Cashew Butter and Banana Slices
  7. Banana Rolled in a Tortilla with Sunflower Butter
  8. Field Roast Mini Corn Dogs
  9. Gardein Crispy Tenders
  10. Tofurky and Chao Cheese
  11. Yves Ham and Follow Your Heart Cheese
  12. Lunchable-style - Crackers, Vegan Meat, Vegan Cheese
  13. Field Roast or Lightlife Hot Dog(s) with a bun or bread or Sliced into bite sized pieces
  14. Pasta with vegan butter and Spaghetti Sprinkle on top
Both of my kids are vegan. They are in preschool and 2nd grade and are both picky eaters which in one way, makes it kind of easy because they don't care for a lot of new foods or variety. We have a quick list of simple, palatable foods that they like as mains above. Then I fill the lunchbox with fruit, snacks, and a little something sweet every day. Here are 30 of our Vegan Kids Lunches:

3 Home Security Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Home security is crucial, but it still doesn’t have to sacrifice the environment. There are ways to reduce your carbon footprint in the actions you take to protect your home and your family members against threats like an intrusion, burglary or a natural disaster. While effective home security systems will always rely on technology and the energy that powers it, here are three ways of securing your home with great equipment without raising your home’s energy expenditure.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

4 Holistic Ways to Take Care of Your Body During Recovery

Recovery is different to all of us; no human being is the same and what works for one may not have the same impact for someone else. What does this mean, then? Well, it means we need to be careful and treat our body with the utmost of care when recovering from an illness or accident.
Whether it’s a small issue like muscle soreness from a workout, you’re recovering from a cold or needing time off to recuperate from an injury, here are a few holistic ways that may help you heal.

Monday, January 6, 2020

7 Tips for Attracting Nature to Your Garden

A garden is a place for relaxation, entertaining, fun and possibly even a place to grow food and vegetables, but it also gives us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and excitement of nature. Protecting our natural wildlife is a big priority for lots of organisations, but what can individuals do if they want to help? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to attract nature into your garden and provide a haven for our wonderful bugs, birds, and mammals in which to thrive. If you are hoping to encourage more wildlife into your garden this year, here are seven tips to get you started. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Vegan Portobello Holiday "Pot Roast" and Cherry Almond Quinoa Recipes

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Normally, as a vegan family, for a holiday meal we have some type of pre-made vegan roast or a complicated recipe to make our own entree. This year I wanted to try something different with a simpler, whole foods plant based approach using portobello mushrooms for the main course and a savory quinoa dish as a side with the help of McCormick® Herbs and Spices, and inspired by recipes from the McCormick® Recipe page.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Short Guide to Small Space Living

Small space living requires extra thinking and effort to serve desirable and practical purposes. After all, tiny rooms can feel like shoeboxes if you aren’t careful. However, you can make your small space into something spectacular as long as you know a few tricks to make it feel open without remodeling.
Here are a few ways to make the most out of your small space.

Monday, August 19, 2019

How to Eat Healthier With Certified Vegan Food Choices

As a mother, you know that nothing is more important than the health of your family. That's why vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular as moms look for ways to keep their families both healthy and happy. The great news about vegan diets' rising popularity is that increased demand has led to increased supply as well. Nowadays there is no shortage of options waiting for you when you start your vegan diet. If you're looking to get started living a vegan lifestyle but don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got everything you need to begin your journey into the tasty world of vegan cuisine.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Vegan in Kindergarten - What Vegan Kids Need to Know for School

My son was a vegetarian since birth and right before Kindergarten I finally got him to go completely vegan. When my husband finally went plant based at home it made the switch much easier for the kids who were basically only eating animal products when their dad bought them  and gave the foods to them or let them buy or order food without asking. I was glad the kids and Hubs went vegan when they did because being vegan in Kindergarten was a challenge. It was much more than vegan kids lunches, but we have many of those too!

To make it easier for anyone who has a vegan child who is starting school or would like to start school or go back to school as a vegan, here's everything we learned about being vegan in school.

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