You probably accumulate a lot of stuff over the festive season but also buy a lot in the form of gifts for friends, co-workers, family, yourself, the home, extras for the kids, and so on. It adds up to a lot! But what happens to all that you buy once the season ends? It all becomes clutter, waste and debt.
Let’s have a food fight! No, it’s not what you think. Instead of throwing food around, let’s fight against food waste. The thought of food ending up in the bin isn’t only sad because so many people would kill for the bruised fruit or leftover sandwiches we throw away, but it’s also negative for the environment. Here is how you can start decreasing your food footprint.
Many parents are trying to cut back on the amount of sugar their children consume, but events like Halloween can be tough seeing as candy is such a big part of the festivities. Whether you’re dishing out treats or just want some sugar-free ideas to keep around the house, consider these options instead:
The word ‘additive’ sounds harmless enough. It makes you think that it was just some extra and important ingredient thrown into your food at the last minute to enrich it. These days it seems that there are so many additives appearing in foods, but what do they really do? Although benign sounding, additives are often bad news. Here are some of the most important food additives to avoid the next time you go grocery shopping.
When you’re travelling around the country or exploring the world, do you forget about your green lifestyle? Just because you’re doing things such as creating waste or notching up carbon miles on territories other than your home ground, it doesn’t mean that they don’t count! World Tourism Day is coming up on the 27th of September, so don’t forget your eco lifestyle at home when leaving on a jet plane. Here is how to be a responsible tourist.
At this point in time, everyone knows what banting is and has at least one friend who follows the Tim Noakes’ diet religiously. Luckily, meat is on the green (go!) list so most of the meat that you will serve at your braai is A-OK among banters. The difficulty is preparing desserts and side dishes that don’t include carbohydrates or sugar. Here are a few suggestions: