Yummy and Healthy Avocado Dip

Avocados are a creative way to increase your fruit intake during the fall and winter months. You can add them to almost any dish. Avocados contain about 8% of your recommended daily value of fiberPhoto Credit: Elena White @lifethegreenwayper serving. Dietary fiber from fruits, as a part of an overall healthy diet, can

4 Good Reasons To Buy Natural, Non-Toxic Products

Learn why buying natural, non-toxic products is important for your health and the steps you can…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

The Day I Realized Healthy Choices Don’t Guarantee Health

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Healthy choices are better than unhealthy ones, but they’re not a guarantee for a problem-free life. Growing up, healthy choices weren’t important to me. I never gave a second thought to healthy eating or exercise. And I never considered the safety (or hazards) of products. Quite naively, I thought that because I lived in First World America, my products and food all were safe — and

Why You Should Follow the EWG’s Dietary Guidelines Instead of the Government’s

You may have read about the new federal dietary guidelines. In a nutshell they recommend we all eat less sugar and that teenage boys and men eat less meat. They also state that cholesterol laden foods like eggs are OK for most of us and that moderate consumption of coffee is perfectly fine – yay! What has come to light however, is the…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Gearing up for National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Thank you go Adora Calcium Supplements for sponsoring this post. With all the talk of detoxing and fitness boosting I’ve been hearing lately, it seems that September is the new January. It makes sense after all the indulgences of summer (which were totally worth it by the way), but now it’s time for a renewed dedication to exercise…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

The Day I Realized Healthy Choices Don’t Guarantee Health

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Healthy choices are better than unhealthy ones, but they’re not a guarantee for a problem-free life. Growing up, healthy choices weren’t important to me. I never gave a second thought to healthy eating or exercise. And I never considered the safety (or hazards) of products. Quite naively, I thought that because I lived in First World America, my products and food

The Day I Realized I Hated Gym Class

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. I admit that I skip exercising because I automatically remember that I hated gym class. But I need to practice my mental fitness and just do it. My health is too important not to fight to stay fit. I never thought much about physical activity when I was a child. I liked to play – and once I started school, recess and gym class were fun enough. I preferred other “specials” like

Avoid Synthetic Bug Sprays with All-Natural Repellents

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Insect repellents are necessary, but safe choices are hard to find. Instead of synthetic bug sprays, I like all-natural repellents. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Butterbean Organics. I

Curb Summertime Screen Time Overload

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Summer’s the perfect time to relax. But far too often, children prefer to relax during summer vacation by watching the TV, playing video games, or staying glued to handheld devices. Too much TV isn’t good for your child’s physical, mental, or social health. How can you help your son or daughter cut back on screen time this summer? Check out my hints in my guest post at The Humbled Homemaker. The post Curb Summertime Screen Time Overload appeared first on Accidentally Green.

Cool Down with DIY Iced Chai

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. I’ve found that it’s super simple to make my own coffee shop drinks at home. Iced chai is incredibly easy to make. And it’s delicious. As a homeschooling mom, sometimes I feel a little cooped up at home. So if I’m out grocery shopping or headed to an appointment on

The Day I Threw My Cosmetics Away

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Ready to start middle school, I was 12 years old when I was allowed to start wearing cosmetics. My mom took me to the drugstore and treated me to a pastel blue Caboodles container and way too many Cover Girl products – concealer, foundation,

How a Fearful Mama Naturally Treats Fevers

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. Earlier this week I knew something was wrong as soon as my son asked to lie down for just a minute before he left for baseball practice. Lie down? These words never come out of the mouth of my contantly-moving 7-year-old

I’m writing a book … & I NEED YOUR HELP!

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. So, the big news here is that I’m writing a book about healthy living and healthy marriages. BUT … I can’t write it without your help. See, I know how to make healthy living work in my marriage. But my marriage isn’t your marriage. I know each couple is unique. And I know what works in my home

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – A Grace-Based Approach to Healthy Living. Know you need to start spring cleaning your home, but you don’t know where to start? Or you simply feel like you don’t have any time? Never fear. I’ve compiled a checklist of spring cleaning chores — you can do one or a dozen whenever you have some spare time. It’s part of my guest post today on Keeper of the Home. The post The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist appeared first on Accidentally Green.

My Day with Water {Celebrate World Water Day!}

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – A Grace-Based Approach to Healthy Living. Today is World Water Day … help Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, bring clean water to 5,000 families across the world. Water. We can’t live without it. Our bodies are made of water – and made to crave water. First world water problems often focus on pollution: How are industries polluting water sources? How does fracking affect ground water? What carcinogens are we exposed to in our drinking water? Yet for the most part, we have clean drinking water. Our filtration systems,

The Beginner’s Guide to a Healthier Home

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Do you know that your home isn’t as healthy as you’d like? Are you painfully aware that areas of your home aren’t as safe as you’d like? Realizing that you want and need a change is a HUGE step. In fact, you can’t really start making healthier changes until you know you need to. Once you’ve made that step, though, then what? Where do you begin? And what do you do? I’m a huge fan

Healthy Eating at Restaurants

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Wondering how you can choose healthy eating at restaurants? I love eating out. Not in an eat extra value meals every day kind of way, but I really appreciate a good tasting meal – and good service – every now and then. For health and financial reasons my family limits how often we eat out. And when we do, we try to pick

Meal Planning 101

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. I have admitted many, many times that I continually fail when it comes to meal planning. It’s not that I’m not prepared when it comes to mealtimes … I keep my pantry well-stocked with staples and know what my family

20 Healthy Snack Ideas {Besides Fresh Fruit & Veggies}

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Do you – or your children – like to snack a lot, but need some healthy ideas? In my house, I limit my children to fresh fruits and veggies and occasional dry organic cereal. They’re not always crazy about a choice of vegetables or fruit, but when they’re hungry, they’re hungry. If I remember to shop for snacks at the grocery store, I like to buy very quick and easy options: Cheese sticks. (I know they’re not the most frugal option, and they have

A Green Blogger’s Favorite Products

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Over the past four years of blogging, I’ve tried a lot of different products. Some have been OK. Some have been great. Some have been FANTASTIC. I’ve found that once I find a truly fantastic product, I use it over and over again. Some products, like my Fanimation fan or aer1 air purifier are big products that don’t need replaced. My Control-n-Roll is going as strong as ever — and probably will be for a few more years. Cleaning products

Healthy Personal Care Products On a Budget

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. One of my biggest gripes about healthy living is that it has the potential to be so darn expensive – especially if I choose not to bargain shop. But I don’t shop that way. I do buy healthy personal care products – and I do it while sticking to a budget. (You can read my Top 3 thrifty tips here.) So how can you make sure you’re making wise choices when it comes to personal care products? 1. Know

How Can I Find Time to Make Healthy Choices?

For the original post, visit Accidentally Green – Making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environmnent. Life is busy. (Is it just me, or does all of today’s technology just seem to make life even busier?) And in the hurried pace of day-to-day living, it’s easy to push aside healthy or green choices. How many times have you found yourself thinking: I’m in a rush! I need supper fast. There’s no way I can make a healthy meal tonight. My house is a wreck! I have one hour I can devote to cleaning. There’s no chance I can attempt a safer cleaning routine today. I have a million things on my to-do list!