Sunday, April 29, 2012

Unjunk Your Junk Food by Avoiding Chemical Additives [Review]

Every time that I receive the Naturally Savvy newsletter, I am learning something new. Therefore, I was delighted to read and review the book, Unjunk Your Junk Food - Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks. Whether you are a greenie or looking to make a few eco-friendly changes in your life, this book is perfect for you! Unjunk Your Junk Food will help you understand labels and ingredients and make better and healthier food choices when you are grocery shopping.

Unjunk Your Junk Food                         $12.32 (sources)
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Quick reference guide


Colorful and easy to understand

Unjunk Your Junk Food would be perfect for the person who does not know where to start. You can look up your favorite junk food and quickly find a healthier alternative. One of my favorite parts was the Worst Ingredients List. I loved the explanations of different "nasty" ingredients and fillers. I finally understood why some of the "nasty" ingredients are actually nasty. Another favorite part were the colorful pages in the middle that depict bad and good choices for snacks. For example, Oreos are greatly loved by my extended family, but the ingredients include High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and Artificial Flavors (nasty stuff!). Unjunk Your Junk Food recommends buying County Choice Organics Sandwich Cremes Chocolate Cookies.

Instead of telling your spouse, family member, or friend that they are making bad food choices, hand them Unjunk Your Junk Food and tell them to read a few pages from the book. I was even surprised by some of the discoveries I made (and I eat very cleanly). If you are confused by the ingredients and claims on food labels, flip through a few pages of this book and you will immediately understand exactly what you should and should not eat. Your body and health will thank you for avoiding chemical additives. 

Disclosure: I received the sample from the company in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my personal experiences. This review is objective and completely honest.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Office Has a Recycling Program!

Right before I left for vacation, I noticed several bin recycle bins in my office. I actually stopped in the middle of my hall to put a note in my phone about writing this post. That's how excited I am! I used to take home all of the paper that I needed to recycle. Sometimes, I even took paper out of the trash can by the printer to recycle at home. I do not have to do this any longer! The Administrative Assistant even put a small cardboard box in my office so I do not have to leave my office to recycle. I just empty the small box into the big bin by the printer. This is a great step for an office that does a lot of printing! My heart is warmed!

I need to find out how to get on this "Green Team." :)

>> What type of recycling, reusing, reducing program does your work offer?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Since we have been out of the country on vacation over the past week, this post will focus on the eco-friendly aspects of our beach vacation. Although we stayed at a big beach resort, there were many eco-friendly measures that the hotel chain was taking to ensure that the environmental impact of their business was being reduced by the employees and the guests.
  1. No straws at the bar, unless you specifically ask for them
  2. Drinking purified water instead of bottled water
  3. Reusing towels all week long
  4. Walking through the resort complex instead of taking the trolly
  5. Running on the beach and through the resort complex instead of the gym

Monday, April 9, 2012

Krill Oil [Giveaway]

In my review of Krill Oil, you will see that Krill Oil surpasses other fish oils because of high dose of Omega-3, EPA, DHA levels and no fishy taste!  If you want to change your life and your health, try Krill Oil.  You can win a bottle below.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

To my dear followers and readers, I wish you a peaceful, relaxing, and spiritual Easter!


>> How have you made your Easter green and eco-friendly?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Slowly Converting My Husband

Our garage doors are being replaced today. The original wooden garage doors and motors have both crapped out and there might have even been an incident of my husband backing into the garage door because he forgot to open it. Although I love the original garage doors for their character, it is time for new ones. We decided to replace the whole system.

My husband picked out a local Overhead Doors company. I did not question why he went with this company. I am grateful that he called and arrange the work to be done.

When we both agreed on the scope of the work to be done, he turned to me and said, "we're buying local."

LOL. I was half amused and half surprised that he made the connection. Yes, we are kind of supporting a local business, which is probably franchised. Most contractors that do work house repair/improvement are local businesses. Even though we would not have an option for a non-local company, I am proud of my husband for making the connection.

As they teach in Business School, the Rule of Seven applies to husbands also. A person has to see or hear something at least seven times before they take action.  In my case, the Rule of Seven Hundred might be more appropriate...

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