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#EcoEats Challenge Inspires Appetite for Fresh Food

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*Really hoping the gift package they promised me from Green is Universal is rocking with good stuff!  How DID they convince me to write this post? (yes, this is called a disclosure)

I was worried about taking on another project when I joined the #EcoEats challenge.  Another big change to make, perhaps a sacrifice of modern conveniences.  Instead, the #EcoEats Challenge is a series of baby steps you can pick on your way to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  Or, as most of us think of it these days, life that might mean a healthy future for our kids on a healthier planet.

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Sure, we plant a small garden and keep a compost bin.  It’s part of life and always a fun project for the kids, until they get tired of pulling weeds.  We save transportation costs on strawberries by growing our own organically and we prefer not to wonder what pesticides were used to grow the conventional ones.

Blanching Squash

Sure, I freeze food when necessary to preserve it.  Throw out perfectly good food?  I’m too frugal for that! I blanched summer squash from the garden to use all winter.

If I can’t grow my own produce, I prefer food locally grown when possible.  Or, at the grocery store, I seek out foods like eggs produced with organic methods.

Yes, the baggers know to expect reusable shopping bags because we’re all using them so frequently now, aren’t we?  Works out great, as long as those bags get washed from time to time.

As Flour Sack Mama showed you when we visited a local East Tennessee restaurant that buys from local farmers, local food is all about quality and taste.

Chances are, you’ll be racking up the points like I was on the One Small Act website.  When you tackle even one positive action by October 17, you get entered to win a cool prize!

“Are you interested in ‘eco-eating’? NBC’s Green is Universal is hosting an “Eco Eats” sweepstakes from September 29 – October 17. To join, visit their free green-living tool, One Small Act, and join the “Eco Eats” challenge. Everyone who signs-up and tackles at least one action by October 17th will be entered to win one of five 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox. No Purchase Necessary. Must be US resident and 18+. Read official rules here.

Note: In exchange for participating in the challenge and writing this post, I was given a gift package from Green is Universal. All opinions here are still my own.”

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