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October 11, 2013

8 food swaps for optimum health & more (Plus: Win amazing food prizes!)

We love living and eating green, so this month we’re bringing you tips and inspiration that will keep your taste buds – and the planet – happy. Find out how to decode common (and confusing) eco-labels, see which foods you should always buy organic, and make 8 easy food swaps for optimum health (including some surprises!). For the do-it-yourselfer in the family, we have a tutorial to build a veggie box and tips for growing herbs indoors. BONUS: a toast to Canada’s homegrown micro-distilleries.

An edition about food wouldn’t be complete without delicious recipes: jump-start your day with 5 fabulous smoothie recipes. Try kid-approved Alphabet Soup. Celebrate autumn with yummy seasonal favourites: Pumpkin & Millet Muffins, Coconut Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie and vegan Butternut Squash Mac & Cheeze.

Last but not least, enter our Eat Drink (Better) Contest to win fantastic food prizes!

Enjoy.

Decoding food labels

Decoding food labels
What do food buzzwords like “organic” and “free-range” really mean? more»

A simple guide to safer produce

A simple guide to safer produce
Avoid toxic fruits and veggies with the 2013 Dirty Dozen list more»

8 easy food swaps for optimal health

8 easy food swaps for optimal health
Make these surprising switches the next time you shop more»

Build a Veggie Box

Build a Veggie Box
Starve the water-loving, industrial food giant and grow your own! more»

Sage advice

Sage advice
6 tips for cultivating herbs indoors more»

Spirit of the Hoser

Spirit of the Hoser
A toast to homegrown micro-distilleries more»

Yoga Etiquette 101

Yoga Etiquette 101
Sweat Equity more»

Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters
EcoParent Magazine more»

 
great recipes:
5 Smoothie Recipes!

5 Smoothie Recipes!
Delicious, healthy ideas—all in one convenient post more»

 
Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup
Kids love this flavourful, nourishing soup recipe more»

Pumpkin and Millet Muffins

Pumpkin and Millet Muffins
A recipe you’ll crave all autumn long more»

 
Coconut-Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie

Coconut-Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie
A creamy dessert with a slightly exotic crust more»

 
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheeze

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheeze
Try this healthier version of the boxed classic more»

 
GOOD READS:
 
The Urban Food Revolution by Peter Ladner

The Urban Food Revolution
by Peter Ladner

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Food Rules
by Michael Pollan

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s All Good
by Gwyneth Paltrow

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