Blog – Page 3 of 17 – The Wise Consumer

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This is the in’s and out’s behind-the-scenes look at what I’m researching, testing and trying out to get us a little more informed and a lot more inspired! Everything from nutrition and health to eco-living and lifestyle to beauty and wellness. It’s all here.

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Soups & Salads

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

If you’re a fan of honey mustard salad dressing, then make way for this delicious, sweet, and tangy dressing I concocted in my kitchen a few weeks ago. This recipe by far beats any store-bought dressing I’ve eaten and is is super easy to make. Why I love this dressing? Compromised of only 5 ingredients […]

What Does “Natural Skincare” Really Mean? Plus 25 Skincare Brands To Trust

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CONSCIOUS LIFE & sTYLE x the wise consumer

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

If you’re a fan of honey mustard salad dressing, then make way for this delicious, sweet, and tangy dressing I concocted in my kitchen a few weeks ago. This recipe by far beats any store-bought dressing I’ve eaten and is is super easy to make. Why I love this dressing? Compromised of only 5 ingredients […]

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Soups & Salads

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Summer Lentil Salad

Looking for a super simple and delicious way to incorporate lentils into your diet? This citrus summer lentil salad takes less than 25 min to make and is packed with amazing nutrients. Basically, it’s a perfect addition to your rotating summer salads repertoire. Plus, lentils are just so darn healthy. These little legumes are rich […]

Summer Lentil Grapefruit Salad

Recipes, Soups & Salads

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Kale Stem Pesto Recipe

Not sure what to do with those leftover kale stems once you’ve eaten the leafy greens? How about making this delicious Kale Stem & Basil Pesto?! I’ve been playing around with this recipe for months and think I finally nailed it! This pesto is delicious with pasta (big fan of Chickapea Pasta over here), crackers, […]

Kale Stem & Basil Pesto

Soups & Salads

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Breaking Up With Fast Fashion

Fashion has been made so widely available and cheap, it’s become really easy for us as individuals to consume whenever and however we please. I mean just look at how popular Amazon Prime has become — with the click of a mouse we can have something new within a matter of days. To make matters […]

How To Avoid Fast Fashion

Eco Fashion & Home

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Sustainable Fabrics

Are natural fabrics more sustainable than synthetic fabrics? Is bamboo fabric actually better for the environment than cotton? What about silk, linen, or hemp? To help answer these questions, I’ve compiled a list of 5 of the most commonly used natural fabrics and explore how they’re manufactured. Which natural fabric is the most “sustainable”? Let’s […]

Comparing 5 Natural Fabrics: Which is most sustainable?

Eco Fashion & Home

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Planning an eco-friendly wedding

So you’re planning a wedding, or maybe you’re just curious — how the heck do people plan an eco-friendly wedding? Is it even possible? Short answer: planning an eco-friendly wedding is actually less complicated than you might think it is, in some ways it’s easier. Not to mention that depending on the size and your […]

How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding (Guide)

Eco-Living

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10 Complete Plant-Based Protein Sources Did you know that not all proteins are created equally? There are complete proteins, i.e. proteins that contain all nine essential amino acids our bodies need but can’t produce, and incomplete proteins, those that lack one or more of the nine essential amino acids. “There are 20 different amino acids […]

Complete Plant-Based Protein Sources

Nutrition

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Why Chia Seeds Are Good For you

I’ve been a fan of chia seeds for quite some time now, adding them to my smoothies, my morning bowl of oatmeal, to my quinoa dishes…the possibilities are endless. And while I’ve heard that chia seeds are considered a superfood, I’ve never actually taken the time to really understand why chia seeds are good for […]

Why Chia Seeds Are Good For You

Nutrition

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

Is sunscreen part of your everyday skincare routine? If it’s not, maybe it’s time to consider adding it to your morning repertoire. While conventional sunscreen is better than no sunscreen at all, I personally prefer using sunscreen brands that aren’t loaded with questionable ingredients, are reef-safe, and whenever possible, packaged in eco-friendly materials.   Ready to […]

Reef-Safe & Non-Toxic Sunscreen Brands

Health & Wellness

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