My husband and my son are huge yogurt lovers. Unfortunately, most yogurt comes in individually-sized plastic containers. These containers are bad for the environment and bad for your health. It doesn’t make much sense to me that companies put organic yogurt into plastic containers, which can leach toxins into the yogurt and totally cancel out the organic benefits. So I began to do some research on making my own yogurt.
What is green parenting, and how do I do it? Those were my first questions when I became pregnant and started thinking more about raising a healthy child. And I came to discover that they aren’t easy questions to answer. There are literally thousands of books, blogs and websites that deal with green parenting. So I am going to try to break it down for you.
Halloween treats are known for being over-processed and full of sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors. Many candies, especially the super-cheap ones or those that are designed to look like eyeballs or spiders, are made in places like China, which isn’t exactly known for putting out safe products. Do your part by handing out all-natural, organic treats.
Halloween is one of those holidays that generates an insane amount of waste – landfills are full of everything from candy wrappers to cheap costumes and decorations. Even worse, most conventional Halloween costumes and treats are full of dangerous toxins, such as lead, cadmium, phthalates, and flame retardants. But there are steps you can take to green your Halloween.
You take great care to make sure that your child has only the healthiest foods for her lunch and snack. But what about the lunch box and containers that you put that food in? It is important to choose food storage containers that are made of safe materials, are good quality and don’t cost a fortune. You can find safer options that are free from BPA, PVC, lead and phthalates.