We spend tons of money on food at the grocery store each year- if you shop organic, this amount is probably tripled! If you’re like me, you probably end up buying way more than you use (wasteful, I know! Compost those extras, give them to your backyard chickens!). The obvious answer is to buy less, … Continue reading The Great Debate: To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate?
(Some of) The Many Benefits of Bees and Honey
Last week we talked about gardens and pollinators, butterflies and bees. It had me thinking a lot about the bees and their honey. Bees have been around for millions of years and, for much of the time we (humans) have been around, we have benefited from bees. We use their honey for food and medicine. … Continue reading (Some of) The Many Benefits of Bees and Honey
Sustainable Gardening Part 2
Welcome back! This is part two of our green gardening guidance double header. Last time we focused on natural nutrients and indigenous plants; this time is no exception (remember to keep your garden native for best results)! Today we have a couple more tips to help your garden grow beautifully and, more importantly, naturally. Let’s … Continue reading Sustainable Gardening Part 2
Green Thumb Gardens for the Sustainable Gardener
Ahh yes…Spring! Finally, it has arrived. The sun’s out a little longer, the days are a little warmer and your step is just a little lighter. Yep, just around the corner are the days of bright, warm sunshine, picnics and gardening. But, for those of us who have not been blessed with a green thumb, … Continue reading Green Thumb Gardens for the Sustainable Gardener
Making the Argument for Backyard Chickens
Full disclosure, this post is hatched (see what I did there?) from a purely selfish place. I'm guilty of daydreaming about having my own backyard brood of chickens, so I'm a bit biased on this subject. I'm not usually a bird person but after spending some time chicken-sitting in years passed I am fully obsessed. … Continue reading Making the Argument for Backyard Chickens
Yummy Spicy Roasted Chickpea Recipe
In the mood for a crunchy snack? Chips and processed snack foods are too salty, too processed and too unhealthy. Next time you need something to hold you over, something with a bit of bite to it, try this Spicy Roasted Chickpea recipe. It has just enough kick to keep you satisfied plus, it's guilt-free! … Continue reading Yummy Spicy Roasted Chickpea Recipe
Winter is (nearly) over and it's time to come out of hibernation. As we begin to plan our beach getaways and try to lose those pesky final pounds of holiday glut, the last thing any of us are worrying about is being green. It's almost bathing suit season, I get it, but you can reduce your … Continue reading Eco-Fit
Our first post!
Welcome to NJ Healthy Homes! I'm so excited to learn more about living green and to share my findings with you all! Since we had a bit of warm weather and Spring seems to be just around the corner- I thought I'd start the show with a post about Spring Cleaning!