No Scary Surprises: GMO Free Halloween Candy Recommendations

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It’s time for trick or treats again, but kids can find their bags more full of tricks than treats. Candy loaded with GMO’s, dyes, preservatives and all kinds of junk can find its way into your children’s Halloween treat bag. What are some good options for candy and what can you do to protect your child? Mamavation Recommended GMO Free Halloween … [Read more...]

Time and Money Saving Organic Meals

TIME AND MONEY SAVING ORGANIC MEALS

Life can be busy, and just finding the time to cook can be a struggle sometimes. This week's recipes require minimal prep time and are nearly effortless to prepare. So, you can feed your family healthy and organic meals, that are both low in cost and low on time. I saved some time this week by shopping at only 2 stores, instead of traveling … [Read more...]

One Pot Organic Chicken with Wild Rice and Vegetables

One Pot Organic Chicken with Wild Rice and Vegetables

When eating organic on a budget, you may find yourself doing a lot more cooking. There are a ton of benefits to this, such as knowing what's in your food, lower costs, and fresh ingredients. However, there is one downside--Dishes. Yes, it's true. The more delicious meals I make for my family, the more dishes in the sink. This is why I made One Pot … [Read more...]

Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled: A delicious twist on a classic sandwich. Get the recipe here.

A large part of shopping on a budget for organic food, is sticking to the seasons for produce. Thanks to some delicious and in season organic D'Anjou pears, they were on sale at the grocery store. That's what inspired this twist on a the classic grilled cheese sandwich. This Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese layers ripe sliced organic … [Read more...]

Organic Maple Bacon Pancake Hearts

Organic Maple Bacon Pancake Hearts

There is no breakfast more classic than pancakes, maple syrup, and bacon, all made with love. So why not put all of this together to create Organic Maple Bacon Pancake Hearts? I created this recipe out of necessity really. My son is all about the carbs and we have to get sneaky to get him to eat protein. Hiding the bacon in the pancake and making … [Read more...]

Three Organic Classic Recipes with a Twist: All for $25

Three Organic Classic Recipes with a Twist

Sometimes you run out of ideas cooking, or at least you think you've run out of ideas. The easiest way to come up with a new culinary creation is to simply adapt a classic. That's exactly how I came up with this week's budget friendly organic meals. I've tweaked the recipes that my family loves and made them new and improved. This was the … [Read more...]

Toxic Beauty: A Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Your Makeup

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An essential item in every mom’s tote, purse or baby bag is makeup; after a long day you want to look your best going out or at the office. But not all cosmetics are created equal. In fact, there are products that you may be putting on your skin, lips and eyes that are downright dangerous. So how can a fashionable mama select the products that … [Read more...]

Internet Trolls: Online Nuisances or Corporate Shills?

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Paying trolls to skew the discussion is a growing trend today in the food industry as the organic food movement grows and the GMO labeling debate hits ballot boxes all over U.S.  The Intercept, a website organized by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill that reports on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has … [Read more...]

Organic Shepherd’s Pie

Organic Shepherd's Pie: A hearty and comforting classic.

When most people think of home cooking and comfort food, they think of meat and potatoes. It's a classic combination, and with this Organic Shepherd's Pie, you can't go wrong. What I love most about organic cooking, is highlighting the true flavors of the ingredients. My family agrees that organic food just tastes better. Since organic produce … [Read more...]

Easy Organic French Dip Sandwiches and Shells and Cheese with Broccoli

Easy Organic French Dip Sandwiches and Shells and Cheese with Broccoli

Lunch time can be a challenge as a mom. I'm always looking for quick and nutritious meals to feed my son, that he will actually eat. They need to pass the Mom test, which means organic and nutritious. Then, they need to pass the kid test, which means yummy and resembles a familiar food. Lastly, they must pass the Dad test, which mean delicious and … [Read more...]

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