“Where does it all go???” My son Alex always has questions. He always wants to know how things work, why they work the way they do, what if they worked differently, and so on and so on. He definitely keeps my mind exercised, reaching for answers. Sometimes the answers lead us to asking further questions.
How can we pack the most nutritional punch into our food and still make it delicious for the entire family? This is a question we ponder at Ecopiggy since we all wish to enjoy our indulgences but also make sure they’re full of healthy ingredients – a win win! Since baking is one of our favorite past times, we were excited about a recipe that is super tasty, gluten-free, vegan, lightly sweetened, AND power packed with protein! Yes, mighty lentils. No one will even suspect their presence since they blend in so nicely with the batter. These muffins have gotten the thumbs up from us ladies, our kids, toddlers, and even my dog (chocolate-free of course!)
This week, we ask you to look down at that nourishing plate of food and to savor all of its beautiful colors and textures. Are these ingredients in season where you live? Or are they available to you year-round?
We’re back with another ECO-Inspiration that we hope will help shift the habit around to-go beverages in this country. There has been a lot of recent media attention about plastic bags and containers (hooray to all the bans!) but another culprit of environmental degradation can be blamed on our on-the-go caffeine reliance. I was shocked to read that the US accounts for 120 billion paper, plastic and foam coffee cups each year (1/5 of the world total!) Truly devastating when you learn that 99% of it ends up as trash! Even compostable cups require oxygen to break down and our landfills are too tightly packed to help that process.
As the longer, warmer days drive us into action, it’s important that we continue to nurture ourselves so we can give more fully to the world. To most people, self-care might involve baths, saunas, yoga, massage, meditation, and other practices that require advance planning or money. How about we pause and instead look to the free and bountiful natural elements for inspiration? In our fast-paced world, we often times forget to access the simple beauty of nature all around us.