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5 Ways to Go Green for Earth Month

Go green for Earth Month |

Every day should be Earth Day but the month of April is Earth Month. Forty-two years ago, Earth Day was created to increase awareness and appreciation of our precious and increasingly fragile planet.

There are hundreds of problems and issues plaguing our environment like climate change, global warming and harmful pollution. It can seem overwhelming, but even one small step can make a world of difference.

Here are 5 easy ways to go green for Earth month if you are wondering where to start.

1. Reusable shopping bags. It’s one of the easiest things to do. Leave the bags in the trunk of your car and they are always there whenever you swing by the store to pick something up.

2. Turn the water off. While brushing your teeth, don’t let the water run. A super simple way to reduce your water use.

3. Walk more. When running errands, walk instead of driving your car. Or if you can’t walk straight from your house to the errands, park your car in one place and do some walking errands. Not only will you get a little exercise, you will drive you car less.

4. Reuse. I’m always amazed at what can be done with items that most people consider junk. Now you can sign up for the Natural Care Brigade. It focuses on giving a second life for empty and used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, soap packaging, and deodorant containers. These would-be waste materials are converted into fun and unique products! CLICK HERE to get more details and sign up for FREE.

5. Recycle old toys. Tom’s of Maine is partnering with TerraCycle to keep broken toys out of landfills.This new program provides parents a way to teach their kids the importance of recycling. The broken toys are then turned into something useful like park benches or playground equipment. How cool is that? All you do is fill the box with broken toys. After it’s full, send it to TerraCycle using the prepaid shipping label. Unfortunately, or fortunately since so many people are interested, all 500 of the Toy Recycling boxes were given away. Hopefully, more will become available so we can further #startyounglivegreen.

Tom's of Maine Toy Recycling |

Since it’s Sunday, it’s meal planning day!

Sunday: Fish Tacos

Monday: Thai Peanut Veggie Noodle Stir Fry

Tuesday: Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Wednesday: Chinese Orange Chicken

Thursday: Ron’s homemade pizza

Friday: Boston Marathon Expo (!!!!!!)

Saturday: wing it

Disclaimer: As a member of Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle, I was sent a Toy Recycling box.

How are you living green all year long?

What’s for dinner this week?

What’s for Dinner? {Week of April 5 – 11}

Easter Bunnies and Carrot Cookies |

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

If you don’t, Happy Sunday Funday and Meal Planning Day!

I’m keeping it short and sweet today so I can spend some time with the family and pack as much fun as we can in one day. Why, oh why, do the weekends fly by?

Sunday: Easter brunch…snacks for dinner

Monday: What else but EGG sandwiches or adding to salads

Tuesday: Roasted butternut squash and cod over massaged kale

Wednesday: Southwestern Pizza with Black Beans and Corn

Thursday: Pantry Chicken and Veggie Quinoa

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Wing it!

What are you having for dinner this week?

New Must-Try Stonyfield Products + Meal Planning

Disclaimer: As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter, I received free products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Stonyfield has been busy mixing up new delicious recipes. Three new products – OP, Oh My Yog! and Greek Yogurt with Chia are now available at your local grocery store.

OP – Essentially an organic protein smoothie, OP has become my new post long run recovery fuel. I have two problems with refueling after a long run. One – I usually don’t want to eat anything. Two – I need something quick and portable. The OP covers it all. It comes in three flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. Per usual for everything Stonyfield, there is no artificial flavors or weird gunk that you don’t want in your food. Can you guess what will be packed in my post Boston Marathon bag?

Stonyfield OP |

Oh My Yog! – You guys, this is seriously good. Dare I say, my favorite of the three new products? Fruit, whole milk yogurt, topped with cream – yeah, it’s that good. The Pacific Coast Strawberry was so good. It’s like eating dessert. Another fun added bonus? The inside of the yogurt container has a cool story and picture that encircles the inside.

Stonyfield Love | happyfitmama.comEveryone, including Chloe, the stuffie kitty, wanted in on the picture. And to do a taste test as soon as we got home from the grocery store.

Organic Greek and Chia Yogurt – I know I just said the Oh My Yog! was my fav, but this is a very close second. I love putting Chia seeds in everything. My favorite running fuel even has it!  So it’s just pure genius for Stonyfield to add the seeds for me. Especially when it means that I don’t have to lug a package of Chia seeds with me to work when I have my mid morning snack of Stonyfield yogurt.  And the blood orange flavor?

If you want to check out any or all of the new Stonyfield must try products, click HERE to find the location nearest you.

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning day!

Sunday: Thai Peanut Salad with Salmon

Monday: Egg and avocado sandwiches

Tuesday: Dinner out

Wednesday: Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Green smoothie pancakes

Saturday: Bacon and Asparagus Pasta

What’s your favorite flavor of yogurt?

What’s for dinner this week?