Nothing in life is certain but death, taxes, and that kids want snacks. So, so, so many snacks. I fought this pretty hard at first, wanting my kids to eat well at meals which I try to make healthy, spend time on, etc. But once I realized that I can give them snacks that are healthy but require literally no work? Yeah, they get a 3 p.m. snack now to help them along to dinner. And by no work I mean these are one-ingredient whole foods or off the shelf good-for-you items that my kids actually eat.
For once, Google has failed me. I’ve been noticing that when I taste test something using my silicone ‘soup style’ spatulas, there is a gross, chemical-y taste. Has anyone else had this happen?
Over time I’ve noticed small ways to save money for home items that also are environmentally friendly. Win-win! While these aren’t all giant money savers, some surprised me with how much you can save, and annually they make a sizable difference …
Our ladies are laying three eggs a day now. This leaves us with 21 eggs a week, which means I can justify being on team Swanson/Knope up there regarding having breakfast for every meal.
The timing of our chickens producing more eggs and deciding to reduce our meat intake (sorry, Ron Swanson) could not have been better. Eggs have provided a nice, backyard-sourced meat alternative. Yes, sure, chickens produce environmental waste. But given that we free range them, feed them organic food when they can’t range and use their waste materials (pine shavings and poop) to supplement our compost, it’s pretty much the circle of life around here.
If you’re looking to eat less meat but still have some animal protein, or if you just like DELICIOUS FOOD, here are three super-easy-yet-kind-of-gourmet egg meals for you!
Split pea soup is the best of all worlds: cheap, easy, and tasty. It’s also simple to convert from it’s classic “add ham first” iteration to a vegan or vegetarian version. Here’s how I like to make it …
As you may recall, I’ve been cutting down on eating meat (red meat in particular) as an easy way to decrease my carbon footprint (according to some sources, getting rid of meat in your diet is the most impactful way to help the environment as an individual). Meats are the biggest offenders (along with dairy products), but there are plenty of other foods that are environmentally harmful yet have simple substitutes or ways to decrease your carbon footprint!