Reinventing Detox by Eating Clean

arugula salad in large bowl on white backgroundAmie Valpone—best known as The Healthy Apple—healed herself from a decade of chronic illness by resetting her eating habits. Along the way, she became a professional chef, culinary nutritionist, recipe developer and author. I became obsessed with her new book Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body, especially after I discovered recipes like this ridiculously delicious Magical Peach Arugula Salad, which is gluten-free, vegan and paleo. Want to try? I scored the recipe! [Read more…]

Try A Natural Deodorant Detox from Weleda

mommy greenest natural deodorant detoxI know, I know: I’m a broken record. But seriously I can’t tell you how many questions I get about how to use natural deodorants! So I teamed up with Weleda (again) to give you the low-down AND a chance at a $300 gift basket! Want in? Read on! [Read more…]

Heal Yourself, Heal the World!

healthy products on white background with kale and grass around themWhat a great concept—and contest! Brad Gruno created the Brad’s Raw Food brand after losing 40 pounds and a high cholesterol problem through raw food. Lou Paradise healed his war injuries by inventing a homeopathic natural pain relief and healing cream, which became the FDA-approval Topricin—even gaining a patent for the treatment of pain from fibromyalgia. Together, they’ve teamed up to give away a whole bunch of Brad’s Raw Food and Topricin products, in celebration of people who heal themselves—and heal the world! Want to enter? Head on over to the Topricin Facebook page now through Sunday and enter to win a Grand Prize Ultimate Healing Basket worth $350!

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Mommy Greenest Approved: Kids Konserve

school-lunch-mommy-greenest-photoForget the mousetrap, I’m constantly looking for the best way to build a better school lunch. With three kids at three different school levels—elementary, middle and high school—and three completely different opinions about what makes a school lunch suck, I hated the morning school lunch scramble. Until now.

Kids Konserve changed all that. The company offers everything you need to pack the perfect waste-free school lunch: smush-proof food containers, reusable snack and sandwich bags, ice packs, drink bottles and lunch bags. Everything is stainless steel or BPA-free plastic, when plastic is necessary.

The products are perfectly designed with school lunch packing moms in mind. Case in point? A perfect trio of round containers that nest together when not in use. All products feature patterns and colors that range from first-grade friendly adorable to high-school ready.

I teamed up with Kids Konserve and the Best Lunch Box Ever cookbook to create an awesome Mommy Greenest giveaway that makes school lunch packing easy, and scored you 15% off! [Read more…]