• Desserts,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    [RECIPE] Low Carb Pumpkin Pie

    Pumpkins are  considered a superfood by many because they are high in fiber and rich in the phytonutrient beta-carotene.    Beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant, is the pigment responsible for the orange color and is converted to Vitamin A in the body.   Vitamin A is an essential vitamin in the body which is responsible for healthy skin and mucus membranes and good eye health.  It also supports a healthy immune system and lowers the risk of cancer and heart disease. This low-carb pumpkin pie recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free and dare I say…healthy?   What about whipped cream?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Low-carb, dairy-free whipped cream is pretty easy to make by mixing…

  • Recipes,  Side Dishes,  Thanksgiving

    [RECIPE] Healthy Green Bean Casserole

    The traditional green bean casserole recipe calls for a few unhealthy ingredients such as a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and French’s French Fried Onions. Ingredients in Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup: Water, Mushrooms, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, And/Or Soybean), Modified Food Starch, Wheat Flour, Cream, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Whey, Soy Protein Concentrate, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast Extract, Dried Garlic, Natural Flavoring. Contains: Wheat, Milk, Soy Ingredients in French’s French Fried Onions:  Onions, Palm Oil, Wheat Flour, Salt and Dextrose. Many green bean casserole recipes also use soy sauce as an ingredient.  I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have a green bean casserole…

  • Healthy Green Living

    25 Healthy Green Stocking Stuffers

    Here is a list of eco-friendly gift ideas to stuff in stockings this Christmas.  The gifts on this list range in price from $5 to $30 and include fashion accessories, zero waste alternatives, travel items, personal care products and everything in between.  Many of these stocking stuffers could also make a good neutral gift for coworkers, acquaintances, or anyone else that you may not know very well.        Hemp Knit Socks, $12.00 Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes, $5.98 (pack of 4) Hu Organic Fair-trade Chocolate Bars, $22.50 (4 pack) Tiny Footprint (Carbon Negative) Coffee, $18.53 (16oz package) I Like Plants Mug, $13.99 Bamboo Round Coasters, $16.95 (set of 10) Organic…

  • Healthy Green Living

    Healthy Green Gift Guide

    Looking for ecofriendly gifts to give your loved ones this year?  This gift guide provides you with 40+ gift ideas including sustainable products from eco-conscious brands.   These gifts range from personal products to home goods to subscriptions and gifts that give.  For inspiration on healthy and green stocking stuffer ideas, click here.  BUNDLE GIFTS Zero Waste Hair Kit Bass Brushes Bamboo Hair Brush, $12.82 Whiff Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, $16.99 GranNaturals Scalp Massager, $9.99 Soap and Salve Natural Dry Shampoo, $19.50 (for dark hair) (for light hair) Peachy at Home Soap Lift, $5.99 for 4 Zero Waste Farmer’s Market Kit Abeego Beeswax Wraps, $18.00 (set of 3) Fasten Silicone…

  • Healthy Green Living,  Skincare

    My current obsession: this eco-friendly skin care brand

    There was a time in my life that I actually spent a lot of money on getting my skin to look flawless. I was getting ready for my wedding and it was a time in my life where I wanted everything to look perfect.  For 12 months prior to the big day, I went to see an esthetician regularly for exfoliation treatments, purchased what I thought were the best natural products available, and focused on consuming nutrient-dense foods. Thousands of dollars later and I could barely tell the difference in my skin. Thank goodness for makeup! My skin may not have looked like I wanted it to but the wedding…