Have you ever thought about how much money we spend on medications every year? Americans spend more on pharmaceuticals each year than any other country (approximately $1,000 per the average person). Now, consider how this medicine is packaged. Most pills come in plastic bottles, or are individually wrapped in hard plastic. So, not only are we hurting our wallets, but the more medicine we purchase, the more plastic we use – since plastic isn’t biodegradable, we are hurting the environment every time we throw away those empty pill bottles. So, what if we changed the way we thought about food and started eating foods that could help ward off illnesses? We would save money and help the environment at the same time! Sounds easy right? That’s because it is. Here are 7 superfoods to get you started on your journey to healthy…
Important Disclaimer: Always seek the advice of a healthcare professional. If your illness progresses, make an appointment with your doctor. These superfoods may not replace all traditional medications, but will likely be used as a supplement. Continue reading “7 Superfoods to Fight the Common Cold”
“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms, and the bee comes.” – Mark Nepo
Gardens need honeybees, and we need gardens; its as simple as that. Yes, bees are a menace when they are buzzing in your ear when you are trying to enjoy dinner outside. Yes, they hurt like a bi*@! when they sting. BUT, bees are vital for our survival, and unfortunately, every year honeybees are dying at an alarming rate. So what do honeybees do for us, and why should we try to save them? Continue reading “Save the Bees (Because the Bees Save Us)”
How this challenge impacted me (Mrs. GGC)
The February challenge has been interesting to say the least. It has certainly had its ups and downs! Let me start off by saying that going meatless was actually quite easy. I have not experienced any cravings and I have enjoyed experimenting with different vegetarian meals. Tempeh is one of my new favorite ingredients – I cook it up and add it to salads and rice bowls. Chia seeds have also been great because they are an easy way to up the protein and fiber quality of any dish. Continue reading “February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down”
Hey, hey, hey greenies! We are so excited to share this post with you today because today, we are talking about drinking. That’s right — booze in all of its glory. So here’s a question for you: as an environmentalist and/or vegetarian and/or green living ambassador, are you still allowed to drink your favorite adult beverages? Is alcohol in fact vegetarian and vegan-friendly? Continue reading “Can I still drink alcohol as a vegetarian?”
If your a newbie vegetarian like us you are probably lacking a bit of protein in your diet and are probably wondering where you can get it. We are here to help you! We’ve compiled a list of 25 sources of protein for you to incorporate into your diet. Share, and enjoy going meatless!! Continue reading “25 Sources of Vegetarian Protein”
Carrot Steaks with Parsnip Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
It’s time for The Going Green Couple’s first recipe post!! I love to cook – in fact, before law school I would cook every night (I know, she’s so lucky to have me). I don’t get to experiment in the kitchen as much as I used to, but this is a recipe I came up with before law school and that I have been cooking it ever since. Continue reading “Carrots Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: A yummy recipe made with love”
Alright greenies – let’s get real. Whenever you make a major life decision or change something about the way that you look, think, or live – people are going to ask questions. Sometimes they will criticize, and other times, those who really care about you will respectfully try to discover the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ behind your decision. Being a vegetarian was something that only hip, hippie, liberal and/or animal rights activists could do and get away with. Well, times have changed my friends! So how can you answer both the easy and the difficult questions that your friends and family will inevitably have? Read on. Continue reading “7 Questions You Get As A Vegetarian & How to Answer Them”
Hey friends – welcome back to our site! We missed you!
Beginning your journey to vegetarianism may seem like a task too daunting to take on. We are a few weeks into this month’s challenge and we have already learned so many AWESOME things about ourselves, our will power and our bodies. To make this process and journey easier for you we have composed a list of “do’s” and “don’ts”. We hope this helps, and we look forward to hearing about the changes that you have made to live a cleaner, leaner and greener life! Continue reading “Do THIS not THAT: how to “vegetarian” the right way”
If you are at all thrifty as I am then you probably pack your lunch for work every morning. And if you are new to vegetarianism like us you’re probably looking at the same boring salad every day at noon. BUT FEAR NOT!! The Going Green Couple has hunted the web and compiled a list of 10 yummy, quick, and easy recipes you can make for lunch. And they are all meatless and they don’t break the bank. So read on for the list and a big shout out to all the delicious recipe creators.
Continue reading “10 Easy Work Lunches For The Newbie Vegetarian”
Greetings greenies! It is day 5 of our February challenge, and so far so good. Going meatless has been pretty easy because we don’t really miss or crave the taste. However, the challenge has been making sure that we are eating well-balanced meals that are giving us enough protein. Saturday’s post definitely opened up our eyes. Going vegetarian takes some research – but once you get the hang of it, your body adjusts. We are going to save you some time and post our meal plan for each week this month. Here we go… Continue reading “The United Steaks of America: the impact of the meat industry on our land”