Know Your Ingredients: Avoid These 6

woman in a supermarket reading nutrition information and comparing two products

We have learned how important it is to know what ingredients are in the food that we are purchasing for our family, and it’s important to look at every single ingredient before you purchase a product. That may sounds overboard, but remember, the food we eat has the potential to be medicine or poison—so we… Continue reading »

Small Business Saturday- November 28, 2015


Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2015! Sponsored by American Express Small Business Saturday is an awesome event to get everyone out shopping and supporting their local businesses. Who’s Green? supports Small Business Saturday and loves the message it sends!  What is the benefit of Small Business Saturday? It brings awareness to the necessity… Continue reading »

Pumpkin For Your Health!


With October well underway, you’re likely seeing pumpkins everywhere: outside your local grocery store, on porches and maybe even in your garden. Pumpkins, a variety of squash, play a central role in fall festivities, from filling tasty pies to adorning porches and welcoming trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Indigenous to North America, these bright orange veggies were… Continue reading »

Ways To Conserve Energy In These Cooler Temperatures!


It’s that time of year again, and we are all facing the same thing- colder temperatures. During these chilly months it is easy to crank up the heat and not think twice about the damage your warm house is having on the environment. How many times have you left your house for a full day… Continue reading »

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Chili and Lime


Crunchy, salty and spicy with a hint of acidity, these toasted pumpkin seeds are a favorite treat at Halloween.  Of course, don’t leave toasted pumpkin seeds to Halloween alone; rather, toast the seeds of any winter squash, eliminating kitchen waste and providing wholesome, nourishing snacks for your family. Ingredients seeds from one large pumpkin (about… Continue reading »

Love Tailgating? Add Some Green!


Time to gear up and get ready to support your favorite football team .  Fans can grab their hats and jerseys and prepare for the ever popular tailgate parties. While you’re busy cheering your team on with fellow party goers add some of these green ideas into the mix. •    Forget the paper products and… Continue reading »

Seasonal Eats! Butternut Squash Soup with Fontina Crostini

Butternut-Squash soup

Fall means winter squash: butternut, delicata, acorn, pumpkin, buttercup (to name a few of my favorites). These squash are very high in vitamins A and C, and are good sources of fiber. Their richly colored flesh tells you they’re a great source of antioxidants and carotenoids. This nourishing butternut squash soup is super easy to… Continue reading »

An Apple A Day Does More Than Keep The Dr. Away!


Eating apples to keep the doctor away may be a cliché, but it has its origins in the truth. Apples provide multiple nutrients and compounds that help promote good health and weight management. One apple counts as one cup of fruit, helping you meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation to consume at least 4 ½… Continue reading »

How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer


Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Fall List


Fall is our favorite time of the year. There is a such a wide variety of  fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers. For your… Continue reading »

10 Reasons To Start Composting


There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet’s organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community… Continue reading »

Wyman’s Supports Honey Bee Habitats


The plight of honey bees is a front and center issue in the green world. Honey bees are responsible for a third of the nation’s crops, and the numbers of colonies is quickly dwindling, but there’s a way for the average person to help make a difference for bees. To help protect honey bees, Wyman’s… Continue reading »

5 Simple Citrus Beauty Tricks


Citrus is a rich natural source of vitamin C, which is essential for healthy bodies, skin and hair. Citrus fruits also contain B vitamins and inositol—both necessary for healthy skin and hair. These bright-colored fruits are easy to find year-round at your local market, and in warmer climates a citrus tree is a welcome addition… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Fall Asleep Naturally


You know you should be getting your shuteye every night, but if you’re like most of us, you’re either not sleeping enough, waking up a lot when you do, or lying there wondering if it’s too late (or, ugh, too early) to get up and turn on the TV. In fact, 60% of Americans experience… Continue reading »

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps


Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trashcan or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these items can be enjoyed all over again. Reduce… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For A Healthy School Lunch


Starting your kids off right by packing school lunches with nutritious foods that taste good will help them establish healthy eating habits for life. Instead of a sandwich on white bread, bag of chips, and cookies, try some of the following healthy (and more interesting) items for your child’s lunch box: What to Pack Carrots… Continue reading »

Eco-System Savers = Pollinators!


Summer is in full swing, the days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and the bugs are out!  But not all bugs are bad, pollinators are necessary for the survival of many crops, native forbs, grasses, and trees.  There is a unique relationship between pollinating insects and many native plant species which drives ecosystem function. … Continue reading »

Natural Solutions For Bad Breath

bad breath

There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many… Continue reading »

Our Favorite DIY Beauty Treatments


Did you know there are secret chemicals lurking in your cosmetics? Making your own beauty products helps to keep harmful chemicals off of your skin. Homemade creams, soaps and other products can be just as luxurious and fragrant as their commercial counterparts but you can avoid artificial chemicals – and the headache of dealing with… Continue reading »

Linguine Frittata With Greens


Happy Meatless Monday! We love this recipe! Ingredients Cooking spray • 2 teaspoons butter, divided • 1 cup thinly sliced leek • 3 large eggs, or equivalent egg substitute • 5 large egg whites • 1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon kosher… Continue reading »

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