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20 Vegan Snack Ideas

Having quick, healthy and vegan-friendly snacks on-hand does not have to be difficult by any means. In fact, it can be quite easy. Keeping your fridge stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables will be a sure way to get most of the nutrients you will need to keep you fueled. Pairing your produce with nuts […]

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6 Tips on How to Properly Plant a Tree

Sustainability is, simply put, the capacity to endure. It’s about using what we need to live now without jeopardizing the potential for people in the future to meet their needs, too. If an activity is said to be sustainable it should be able to continue forever. ~Dawn Gifford, Small Footprint Family (<–affiliate) Dawn is all about […]

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7 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

7 Health Benefits of Cucumbers #vegetables #benefits #health #cucumbers

The beauty of the cucumber is it’s water content, 95%, phenomenal in and of itself and not found in any other food. Seeing as it has such a high water-content, this makes it a very hydrating food to consume containing large amounts of antioxidants. Hands down my favorite fruit is the cucumbers.Yes, cucumbers are actually a fruit. […]

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The Effects of the Declining Bat Population

Bats are the only mammals capable of flying, and these creatures are often misunderstood as aggressive, blood-sucking predators. But bats are critical to the ecology of the United States because of their appetite for eating insects and their ability to pollinate flowers and plants. Early in August it was reported that a deadly fungus has been wiping […]

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How to Pack and Create a Waste-Less Lunch

Looks like it is back to school time for most kids. Gearing up for the new school year can be fun, green and litter-less. Small changes can have a huge impact on the environment while preparing your kids lunches daily. Switching to homemade snacks or the least packaged foods instead of pre-packaged ones and providing a […]

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7 Healthy School Snacks: Apple Sauce Recipe

Most kids snacks we see on the market today come in unnecessary packaging and are laced with additives, preservatives and dyes that, to be honest, we don’t really need to be feeding our kids everyday or ever. I totally get the “convenience” factor when it comes to preparing lunches and snacks for kids. And popping […]

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Blue-Green Power Smoothie

Blue Green Power Smoothie #vegan #paleo #smoothie #health

Are you concerned with the amount of waste you create and where it all ends up? Do you eat whole foods and skip the junk? Do you wake up each and every morning feeling happy and at your best? Do you have that coconut oil glow? Do you feel vibrant inside and out? If you answered […]

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Cucumber Lemonade

Attempting to keep hydrated over the last few days, I decided to spice up my water routine by adding some cucumbers, which lead to adding some sliced lemons, which lead to adding freshly squeezed lemon juice and finally a dash of honey.  This is how my cucumber lemonade was born. It is really quite simple […]

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20 Uses for Coconut Oil

Recently, I heard one of the best lines about coconut oil “Always have three jars- one for the bathroom, one for the kitchen and one for the bedroom.” Meghan Telphner is brilliant. Simply brilliant. Seeing as coconut oil (click here to purchase- affiliate link)  is so affordable, readily available and completely natural I use it for […]

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5 Toxins to Avoid in Diaper Cream

We are all exposed to toxins in some form on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, and the personal care products we decide to put on our bodies, etc. The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk is dependent […]

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7 Tips to Save Water at Home

Recently, there are more and more areas struggling with droughts. Therefore, conserving water is more important than it ever has been. Even if you’re not living in these regions, reducing your water consumption at home will not only decrease your utility bill, but help to conserve this precious natural resource. Whether you are prepared to […]

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I'm Stephanie, the Good Girl Gone Green, and I'm excited to share my own experiences with learning to live a greener, healthier life!

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