By gosh, by now many of you know of my ingredient label reading habit, my love of organics and about my love of Stonyfield (I wish Gary Hirshberg was my uncle) so when I was asked to be a groupiebe an Easy Organic Living Challenge blogger with Healthy Child Healthy World, Baby Center.com & Stonyfield, I said ‘Yes Ma’am’.
Their goals are to educate moms about the importance of organic living and to teach us all easy and affordable ways to lead an healthy lifestyle.
There will be a series of challenges (you can join in all of them of choose what most appeals to you) and the first challenge is ‘Save a dollar here, shift a dollar there.‘. This challenge really excites me as many folks tell me that they don’t even try to shop for organics as they cannot afford them. I have always suggested trying to buy the foods on the dirty dozen but there are more great ideas that make organics more affordable.
One of the steps is to ‘Eat your leftovers’. According to the USDA, 14 percent of all the food that we buy ends up in the trash, adding up to almost $600 thrown away each year. Gulp. This is our challenge as I always have simple ideas to use up the leftovers but don’t often make the meals before the food goes bad.
Well by golly, I will hear no more of this bad behavior. Off to make a frittata with our leftovers.
Healthy Child Healthy World is a national non-profit inspiring a movement to protect our children from harmful chemicals. With a growing body of evidence linking everyday environmental contaminants to asthma, learning disabilities, obesity, cancer and more, Healthy Child translates the science and empowers parents and caregivers to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish. Visit www.healthychild.org for more information.