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Stasher: self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag.

April 15, 2017

stasher is the first first—and only—self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag! Made from 100% pure platinum silicone, stasher protects both the planet and your health. stasher can be reused thousands of times, making it a green alternative to plastic, but it also contains no BPA, BPS, phthalates, vinyl, petroleum or other icky chemicals found in plastic, making it safe to cook in (either sous vide or in the microwave) and eat out of.  

stasher is making my kid’s lunch boxes way more fun and green!

1,000+ years for plastic to begin degrading
20m plastic bags to landfill per year
10.5b pounds of plastic generated annually

it’s time to rethink plastic.

Sure, plastic is convenient and easy to use, but there’s no question that it’s toxic to the environment, and more worryingly, to our bodies. fortunately, you now have a healthier option: silicone is a more flexible, sustainable, and safer alternative to plastic, so it’s good for people and the planet.

 

reduce

less really is more—especially when it comes to saving natural resources and protecting the environment. reducing waste means making thoughtful choices every day. the less you throw away, the better for everyone!

+ buy only what you truly need

+ choose sustainably produced products with minimal packaging

+ compost food and organic waste

+ repair instead of buying new

+ borrow infrequently used items

+ take mass transit, ride a bike or walk to work


reuse

do what you can not to throw things in the can! instead, reuse whatever you can; and if you can’t use it, maybe someone else can. not only will you save money, but you’ll be keeping perfectly useful items from going to landfill.

+ always buy reusable vs. disposable items (like stasher!)

+ byob: bring your own (reusable) bags when you shop

+ visit consignment shops, thrift stores and the library

+ donate used clothes, books and household items

+ organize a neighborhood garage sale


recycle

cans, bottles, paper, minerals, timber, electronics, and more can now be repurposed instead of going to landfill. recycling reduces waste, conserves resources, saves energy, helps prevent pollution and reduces greenhouse gases. recycling also creates jobs and saves money—it’s a win-win for everyone!

+ participate in curbside recycling programs

+ recycle large appliances and building supplies

+ check with your local waste management company to learn more about e-waste recycling programs in your area

+ buy products made with recycled materials


rethink

of all the 4 rs, this one might be the easiest. simply changing the way you think can make a big difference. learn to be more conscious about what you buy, and what you throw away. make thoughtful choices every day, and you’ll see how little things add up over time.

+ make smarter choices when you buy

+ reconsider what you throw away

+ share what you can: rides, stuff, food

+ get involved (volunteer for beach clean up days, create a community garden, organize a neighborhood garage sale)


silicone vs. plastic

silicone is more flexible, sustainable and safer than plastic

   

 

MUSCLE MILK RAISES THE BAR

April 10, 2017

 

Snacking just got yummier! Muscle Milk launched their bar product this week which is a great on the go protein snack you’ll want to have handy. The creamy and crunchy texture is inspired by artisanal ice cream flavors, so that you can have your cake and eat it to. This is for people that are on the go and lead an active lifestyle, being a mom having a snack ready is always necessary.

The flavors come in: Birthday Cake, Cookies N’ Cream, Double Rocky Road, Lemon Bliss, Mint Cookie Crunch, Peanut Butter Cookie, Almond Cookie, Blueberry Waffle Cone, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Fudge Brownie, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Salted Carmel.

  • Available in 12 unique flavors
  • 15 or 20 grams of protein in each bar
  • Gluten Free
  • 190 calories or less
  • Grab and go snack

Check them out here!

GO MACRO : A bar I can feel good about

April 7, 2017

GoMacro recently completed Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™ labels for all of our products!

Here’s the thing – I am a HUGE bar eater. I devour my Quests and my One bars and while they are low of the right things (sugar, fat, etc..) and high of the right things (fiber, protein) – I can’t help feeling that I am not eating real, whole food. And it’s an issue – because I might do a breakfast AND lunch in a bar.

Enter GO MACRO. Not only has it received Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™ classification for the company’s entire line of products – it’s amazing. All of them. So now, if I grab a bar, I know I am eating whole foods, real foods, not to mention Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™

The new certifications establish the first internationally recognized definition of what constitutes “raw” and “clean” for packaged food products. Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™ go well beyond traditional “organic” and “non-GMO” classifications to encompass a deeper review of ingredient integrity that includes ethical food production, measuring levels of bio-available enzymes, nutritional density and minimal processing.

GoMacro is among the first nationally distributed food brand to attain Certified R.A.W. and Certified C.L.E.A.N. classification for 100% of the company’s products.

As a company founded upon clean and delicious plant-based food creations, GoMacro has always sought the least processed, cleanest ingredients available.

“At GoMacro the basis for all our recipes have always been minimally processed plant-based ingredients that are as nutritionally dense as they are delicious,” said Jola Sonkin, co-Founder and CEO of GoMacro, “We’re pleased to lead the natural food industry by attaining these new certifications for all our products and hope Certified R.A.W. and Certified C.L.E.A.N. creates clarity and easier choices for our customers.”

All GoMacro products will officially carry the Certified R.A.W. and Certified C.L.E.A.N. label starting in March 2017. For more information, please visit GoMacro.com and CleanFoodCertified.org.

Certified R.A.W.™

Real: 100% safe, must be 100% non-GMO and a majority of the ingredients must be organic.

Alive: ingredients must have a high amount of bio-available enzymes.

Whole: minimally processed, (below 212 degrees) and must have a high ANDI nutrient score.

Certified C.L.E.A.N.™

Conscious: or safe ingredients, based on compliance standards.

Live: minimally processed (below 212 degrees) and organically grown ingredients.

Ethical: ingredients must be100% non-GMO and humanely manufactured.

Active: ingredients must have a high amount of bio-available enzymes.

Nourishing: as determined by ANDI Score.

ABOUT GOMACRO®:

Starting on a small organic family farm in 2004, GoMacro is an internationally distributed plant-based food company that believes in the pursuit of thoughtful food choices and clean eating. Sourcing only the highest quality plant-based ingredients from the top organic and non-GMO certified growers, GoMacro has maintained a steadfast commitment to the company’s roots in Farm, Family, and Ingredients. GoMacro’s award-winning MacroBars and recently launched Thrive Bars are produced in Viola, Wisconsin, near the GoMacro family farm. For additional product information and more about our story, please visit GoMacro.com or call 1-800-788-9540. Find us on social media at @GoMacro.

Hygge Essentials from C.O. Bigelow, Carthusia, TULA and WelleCo

As you may know, hygge is the newest lifestyle trend. It’s a Danish concept that embodies the feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple pleasures in life. It is about creating an atmosphere that makes you happy. Embody the hygge lifestyle with these essentials:

C.O. Bigelow Candles ($36.00, www.bigelowchemists.com)

C.O. Bigelow’s candles are especially crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils. They can burn for up to 60 hours, creating the ultimate comfy experience.  Candles are vital to the hygge experience and can transform any room into one that is warm, cozy and inviting.

Available in Smoke, Neroili, Musk, Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint, Freesia, Fig, Eucalyptus and Amber

Carthusia Home Diffuser ($45.00, www.bigelowchemists.com)

Carthusia’s Home Diffusers are a great way to add warmth and intimacy to an environment. Once the reeds are dipped into the perfume, the fragrance gently diffuses into the air around, creating a comfortable atmosphere.

Available in Corrallium, Fiori di Capri, Mediterraneo and Via Camerelle

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask ($54.00, www.TULA.com)

Treat yourself to an indulgent face mask during hygge. TULA’s Exfoliating Treatment Mask gently exfoliates and purifies skin, revealing a glowing complexion. Its formula is suitable for all ages and all skin types. The product’s probiotic technology leaves skin nourished and balanced.

WelleCo Super Elixir Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea ($69.00, www.welleco.com)

WelleCo’s Super Elixir Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea is a natural and effective blend of herbs that are perfect when you need a moment of zen, stillness and calm. It contains lemon balm, passionflower and mango flower to create a soothing drink. This product is the perfect way to de-stress, the ultimate hygge essential.

   

Vital Proteins COLLAGEN!

April 5, 2017

It’s here to add to smoothies – Sustainable, pasture-raised collagen & gelatin leader Vital Proteins™.

Why we need it: A lack of collagen—a major building block of bones, joints, and connective tissue—may be causing delays in recovery time

I just popped a open a tub of:

…added it a smoothy, and whoops, there went dinner because this was so good (almond milk, frozen bananas, green powder and peanut butter) that I lost the taste for real food. This baby did the trick! SO GOOD!!

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides keep bones healthy and strong while also supporting joint health and cartilage production. As an added bonus, the Collage Peptides work to promote a healthy immune, digestive and central nervous systems.

Collagen Peptides

For on-the-go, toss-in-your-gym-bag convenience, reach for Collagen Peptides Stick Packs!

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are available for $41.00/20 oz. or $29.00/20 Stick Packs at VitalProteins.com and Whole Foods Markets Nationwide.

Collagen Whey

Vital Proteins Collagen Whey helps to speed up recovery time, heighten endurance and achieve a lean body, available in 3 irresistible flavors. Packed with essential nutrients needed for peak athletic performance, this easy-to-use formula offers a blend of Collagen Peptides, Whey Protein, Hyaluronic Acid and probiotics for increased protein utilization.

Vital Proteins Collagen Whey powders are available for $59.00/20 oz. at VitalProteins.com and Whole Foods Markets Nationwide.

All Vital Proteins collagen supplements are Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, gluten- and hormone-free. For innovative recipes, check out the Vital Proteins™ collagen recipe blog