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Save on Your Veggies and Save the Planet

Veggies are Yummy

We can save on our veggies and save the planet. Food is a terrible thing to waste. It’s bad for people and the planet, and yet 40% of all the food produced in the US goes uneaten. From farms to fridges, waste is a massive problem that has infiltrated every level of our food system. It’s a problem we can all play a role in solving.

While waste occurs at every stage of the supply chain, Imperfect Produce was founded to find a home for the 20 billion pounds of produce that currently go to waste on farms every year.

You can get healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for about 30% less than grocery stores, delivered to your door HERE

The company is called IMPERFECT PRODUCE and here is their vision “We don’t just want it to be fresh and delicious, we want it to be eco-friendly food that’s good: good for the planet, good for our bodies, and good for the hard-working folks involved in growing it. This is our aim for every piece of eco-friendly produce that we source. So, while the list of farms that we source from changes every day, our mission stays the same: to source only the highest quality produce that has a positive impact on your plate as well as the planet!

They carefully vet all of their growers to make sure they’re consistently delivering high-quality produce. Before partnering with a grower, they make sure their produce is up to our zero-waste specifications. They check quality to ensure that the produce is only wonky in its shape, size, color, and never old or damaged. All of their organic growers are certified organic, and many of our growers are USDA GAP (Good Ag Practices) certified, which means that their produce is additionally inspected for quality by a 3rd party.

Give it a try!


Food Marketing to Children – A Health Risk Needing Attention

Food Marketing to Children works for the Food Companies

“Current food and beverage marketing practices put children’s long-term health at risk.” National Academies’ Institute of Medicine, 2006

The overwhelming majority of foods marketed to children are of poor nutritional quality.

Three-quarters (73%) of the foods advertised on television shows intended for children are for convenience/fast foods and sweets.

On Nickelodeon, the most popular children’s television station, ads for foods of poor nutritional quality decreased only modestly from before self-regulation went into effect (2005) to after (2012), from about 90% to 70% of food ads.

Only one-quarter of chain restaurants that market to children have food marketing policies and none of those address toys. Yet, 97% of children’s meals at the top U.S. restaurant chains are of poor

CLICK HERE for a great handout from the Center for Science in the Public Interest

For more information, please visit www.foodmarketing.org HERE

SOURCE – Founded in 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is perhaps the oldest independent, science-based consumer advocacy organization with an impressive record of accomplishments and a clear and ambitious agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating.

Consider this Easy Gift of Health this Xmas

It’s a wonderful chance to educate and inspire those we love to eat a little cleaner. I am so excited that I found an easy and healthy recipe WITH CHOCOLATE that I can make as a gift to my local friends and family. My Coconut Cacao Real Food Balls need no cooking and all the ingredients are Organic, Gluten Free and Non GMO. Click HERE for the recipe. I even made them in my kitchen this weekend as a gift I give you each step along the way.

I will deliver my delicious treats WITH the recipe because I KNOW people want to eat healthier and they think it is too hard! As a result my  little recipe card will inspire and motivate!

Most of these ingredients I bought from Costco which has become the number one seller of organic food in the country! Consequently, Costco has become one of my most favorite places to shop. Remember Costco’s selection varies by location and season!