HealthyGreenSavvy is a one-stop shop for practical tips for healthy living, for busy people like you who care about their health and that of the planet. Long on good intentions and short on time? I’ve got your back!
If you’re looking for shortcuts and smart ideas for healthy, green living that fit into an already full life, welcome! Whether you’re just embarking on your journey toward healthier, greener choices, or you’ve been at it awhile, you should find something here to help you along.
This site aims to give you tools and inspiration for making smart choices about the food and household products you buy as well as tips for making a healthy home that are practical, simple and reasonably priced. You will not find complex recipes or suggestions for expensive products. To fly here, products and projects must be relatively quick, simple, and affordable or I’m not interested.
My mission is to make it as easy as possible for you to live healthier and greener, starting today. The posts below outline some small steps you can start taking immediately to launch you on your journey to healthier living.
Whether you’re just starting on a path toward healthier living or you’ve been at it awhile, knowing that small steps can add up to major change makes the journey easier. Don’t try to change everything at once, or you’ll likely get overwhelmed and give up. Choose just one step to take to live healthier this year, whichever will be easiest for you to achieve. [Read more]
How to get great food cheap or free:
Is your yard overrun by dandelions? Purslane? Don’t despair. Enjoy the free food!
Yup, you can eat them! … [Read more]
Some of what people toss is actually more nutritious than the parts most folk eat. From the greens on your turnips to the seeds of your melons, there are some terrific ways to make the most of all that great produce. Here are more than 40 ideas for eating root to stalk! Read more…
Even if you have a small yard like I do, there are probably some sneaky spots in your yard you haven’t thought of where you could be growing delicious (and FREE) food. Read on to find the 9 ways I’ve made the most of a small growing space to maximize the food my yard produces.
Savvy nutrition moves and natural remedies:
The most popular post on HealthyGreenSavvy! If you have trouble sleeping, you will likely find this wonderful yet gentle herb immensely helpful. But there are plenty of other uses for lemon balm and reasons to love it besides its power as a sleepytime tea. Use lemon balm in the garden, for cleaning, and as a tasty addition to numerous recipes. [Read more]
Tap into the incredible health benefits of turmeric, effective for pain relief, cancer prevention and more. Plus more than 20 delicious turmeric recipes from around the blogosphere! [Read more]
Not sleeping well is not only incredibly frustrating, but it’s also really rough on your health. In addition to affecting your brain function and upping your risk of obesity, lack of sleep wreaks havoc on your immune system. Before you turn to sleeping pills or OTC sleep medications, try some of these sleep-inducing diet fixes and natural remedies to see if they help your problem… [Read more]
Could your diet be making you sick? If you’re not getting enough of the nutrients in these immune boosting foods, your immune system might be missing important things it needs to keep you healthy. [Read more]
Some green tricks to shrink your footprint:
Dehydrating food is easy, economical, and lets you enjoy the bounties of your summer garden all year round! If you haven’t done much food preservation and are intimidated by canning, dehydrating food is a great place to start. Dehydrating food is super simple. You just slice up your fruits and veggies, place them on the dehydrator, and flip the switch. 6-12 hours later, you have sweet treats or ingredients for winter snacks and meals. … [Read more]
Want to do something meaningful to help our imperiled planet? Look no further than your yard!
Your yard is about far more than curb appeal – it can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint, either adding greatly to it, or shrinking it considerably. [Read more]
Maybe the big re-insulating project isn’t in your budget at the moment. But there are some very simple, inexpensive things you can do to save energy – by not wasting heat – in your house right now. They cost very little and will pay you back in no time. You’ll actually save money for years to come! [Read more]
Best of luck on your healthy green journey! Please keep in touch and let me know how it’s going!