Meal Prep the Ecopiggy Way

I don’t know about you, but when I’m super busy I can tend to not eat very well. This is not really a good thing for anyone, but especially so when you have little ones that you are tending to. I have worked in a few kitchens over the years and they always have something in common: lots of prepped ingredients ready to use for recipes. So, what if you spent a 1/2 hour, twice per week doing some meal prep to make your life a lot easier when it comes to making healthy meals?


Natural Halloween: Face Paint + Treat Recipe

Looking for a natural and easy solution to upgrade your child’s Halloween costume? Or maybe just a fun fall creative activity to do with your little one? How about some eco-friendly face paint and a homemade Halloween treat?! We have you covered here at Ecopiggy with our wonderful natural face paints made locally, here in Ashland, Oregon, with simple ingredients from nature that are completely non~toxic and safe to use on delicate young skin, and clean up with gentle soap and water.


Surviving the Smoke

Did you know that EcoPiggy is based out of beautiful Ashland, Oregon? We have lots of rain in the winters here, but it is very hot and dry in the summers. Southern Oregon’s summer weather includes the potential for wildfires. Even if there isn’t a fire close by, we can still be affected by smoke drifting into and accumulating in our valley.  And right now, we are surrounded!

It’s really important to protect ourselves and our families to minimize health concerns due to inhalation of the fine particles in the smoky air. Running air conditioners and air purifiers with closed windows is recommended. Minimizing outdoor exposure as much as possible is advised,


Reuse. Reduce. Hydrate.

Did you know that the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) suggests about 5 ounces (or two kid-size gulps) of water or a sports drink every 20 minutes for an 88-pound child.  Offering healthy drinks regularly with Drink in the Box, Pura, and Kupp will help ensure proper hydration…and reduces waste. 

HealthyKids.  Healthy Planet.

Drink in the Box is Leak-proof when closed, Dishwasher Safe, and extremely Durable. 

MAKE A HEALTHIER DRINK


Meal Prep :: Healthy Food. Healthy Family

I love love love opening my refrigerator, and having healthy options ready for snacks and quick meals.

This week a girlfriend got me motivated to make some plans for a shared prep prior to the kids and I leaving for New York.   Less than 24 hours after returning home from the east coast, our fridge had the above goodness, plus more!  Generally we make a plan for what we will prep, and then divide the list between two to three households.  There are usually a few last minute changes, like this week I over roasted the cauliflower, so it became a delicious Thai Curry Cauliflower Soup.