Tips, Tricks & How To’s: Shopping and Eating Organic On A Budget

Shopping & Eating Organic On A Budget

My latest post “Shopping & Eating Organic On A Budget” is now up at A Lot On Your Plate!

Eating organic can be expensive depending on what you buy and where you shop.  In reality, with these economic times, it can be tough to shop exclusively organic, even when its best for your family.

To check out ALotOnYourPlate.com‘s tips and tricks for shopping and eating on a budget, click the hyperlink or the picture above!

Happy Sunday!

- Jessica

So Fresh and So Clean: Organic, All Natural, and Earth Friendly Bath and Body Products

So Fresh & So Clean: 

Organic, All Natural, and Earth Friendly Bath & Body Products

The word clean is defined as “To free from or rid yourself of dirt, stains, impurities, and unwanted matter”.  With that being said, aren’t all chemicals unwanted? It is so important to use products with you and your family’s health in mind.  There are tons of amazing products on the market to help you do so.

So Fresh & So Clean is a category on A Lot On Your Plate that features finds from the best organic, natural, and Earth friendly brands as well as products that have  you and your family in mind.

Organic, All Natural, and Earth Friendly Bath & Body Products:

The Honest Company’s Honest Bubble Bath; $11.95

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So Fresh and So Clean: Organic, All Natural, and Earth Friendly Household Cleaning Products

So Fresh & So Clean: Organic, Natural, and Earth Friendly Household Cleaning Products

The word clean is defined as “To free from or rid yourself of dirt, stains, impurities, and unwanted matter”.  With that being said, aren’t all chemicals unwanted? It is so important to use cleaning products with you and your family’s health and safety in mind.  There are tons of amazing products on the market to help you do.

So Fresh & So Clean is a new category on A Lot On Your Plate that will feature the best of organic, natural, and Earth friendly products to help you purchase the right products for you and your family.

Eco’s Carpet Cleaner ($8.45 for 3 lbs.) with Bergamot and Sage is the first ever replenishable, ecologically sound carpet shampoo, entirely free of harsh chemicals for use in hot or cold carpet cleaning machines. Eco’s Carpet Cleaner is available at EarthFriendlyProducts.com.

CitraSolv ($7.95) is a natural cleaner and degreaser that works on the toughest stains and grease.  This Orange Valencia scented formula is perfect for ovens and stoves. CitraSolv is available at eartheasy.com.

Babyganic Tub & Tile Cleaner ($6.49) is a scented free all natural tub and tile cleaner that helps rid your tub of residue while adding a touch of sparkle without the chemicals. Babyganic Tub & Tile Cleaner is available at diapers.com.

Babyganic Breathin’ Easy Air Freshener & Odor Eliminator ($6.99) is an all natural lavender and vanilla scented air freshener that doesnt cover up, but eliminates odors without the harsh chemicals. Babyganic Breathin’ Easy Air Freshener & Odor Eliminator is available at LittleGreenPumpkin.com.

CitraDrain ($6.25) safely eliminates drain clogs and buildup in your pipes. Perfect for fighting grease, soap residue and oil.  CitraDrain is available at soap.com.

Green Works Natural Wipes ($3.75)contains elements like citrus and wood fibers, these 99% natural wipes are a perfect, quick and easy way to wipe away messes left behind. Green Works Natural Wipes are available at casa.com.

Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner is a biodegradable formula that is tough on stains without the harsh fumes,  The bottle itself is earth friendly.  To find out where to purchase Seventh Generation products and their prices, check out SeventhGeneration.com.

Meyer’s BlueBell Dish Soap ($3.99) is a degreaser that is rich and thick made with soap bark extracts. All you need a is a squirt of this dish soap that has a natural fragrence that not only smells great, but easily rinses clean.  Meyer’s BlueBell Dish Soap is available at mrsmeyers.com.

If you know of any other great organic, all natural, and Earth friendly cleaning products, please feel free to comment with them below!  I enjoy bringing the best of what organic and all natural products are out there, so stay tuned for more!

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Happy Sunday everyone and happy cleaning!

- J

What’s in Season: Summer Fruits and Vegetables

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If you are anything like me, you set out to the super market with a mind set to find the perfect fruit and vegetables, only to get there and realize you know either nothing or close to nothing about these “perfect”  in season fruits and vegetables. Well, then you came to the right place. Check out the list below to see what Fruits & Vegetables are in Season for this Summer.

Fruits & Vegetables: The Summer Edition

June, July, August:

Apricots

Asian Pear

Barbados Cherries

Beets

Bell Peppers

Black Currants

Blackberries

Blueberries

Boysenberries

Butter Lettuce

Cantaloupe

Champagne Grapes

Cherries

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Figs

Garlic

Grapefruit

Grapes

Green Beans

Green Soybeans (Edamame)

Honeydew Melons

Jalapeno Peppers

Key Limes

Lima Beans

Limes

Mulberries

Nectarines

Passion Fruit

Peaches

Peas

Radishes

Raspberries

Shallots

Strawberries

Sugar Apple

Sugar Snap Peas

Summer Squash

Tomatillo Tomatoes

Watermelon

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Zucchini

Be sure to check back for next Season’s: Whats in Season Fruits and Veggies.

Happy (and healthy) Eating!

- J

Fab Find: Disney Store’s Track My T

Track My T!

As if we needed another reason to love the magic that is Disney.

Today’s Fab Find is called “Track My T”.  Not only is this a cute idea, but it’s health and environmentally friendly as well!

The Disney Store now proudly sells their 100% Organic Cotton T’s, each with a special tracking number that when entered on DisneyStore.com, takes you on a virtual tour to show your specific T’s journey.

From “Seed to Shirt”, you and your family can watch your family’s T’s evolve from a little cotton seed, to its final product.

From now until Earth Day, the first 10,000 guests to purchase an organic T, receive a code for a free download offered at the end of their T’s journey.

The best part about these organic T’s is that no T has ever been chemically treated, making them safe for you and your family.

Theres many different T’s to choose from for kids and adults, ranging anywhere from 2 for $18 for kids and 2 for $24 for adults (price may vary depending on T choice).

For more info on these very creative, 100% organic T’s, check out http://www.DisneyStore.com for details and don’t forget to follow Disney on twitter by clicking @Disney.

Happy Exploring!

- J