3 ways to eat for Earth Day

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3 ways to eat for Earth Day
by Liz Eustace

One of the easiest ways to do something good for the planet is to show Mama Earth some love is by paying close attention to what’s on your plate. From supporting local farmers to whipping up an easy in-season dish, being eco-friendly has never been so delicious.

Eat for the earth:

CSA all the way

If you cook at home often, consider joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). When you join a CSA, you basically buy a little bit of a local farm for that season. Each week, you’ll get a fresh box of produce of just-picked locally grown fruits and veggies. A CSA is a good way to diversify your diet and enjoy fruits and veggies as they should be - at peak freshness. Find out more about Community Supported Agriculture and why CSAs do a body good.

Keep it clean

Besides buying local and in-season produce, a good way to be an eco-conscious eater is to do your best to heed the clean 15 and Dirty Dozen lists. These lists, put together every year by environmental watch groups, feature fruits and veggies you should always buy organic (in other words, the ones most sprayed by pesticides) and those that are okay to eat conventional. See the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen lists here.

Seasonal eats

Now that you’re ready to whip up a healthy seasonal dish, we’ve got the perfect recipe. This Citrusy Fennel & Black Chickpea Salad from Jenné Claiborne of Unleash Your Vegan showcases a few of spring’s most nutritious veggies. 

Citrusy Fennel & Black Chickpea Salad

(serves 4 as a side dish)

Vinaigrette:

In a bowl toss shaved fennel, chickpeas, carrots, salt and pepper. In a smaller bowl whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Pour the vinaigrette onto the fennel and chickpeas and massage a little. Add more seasoning to taste, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for an hour or more.  

 

About the Author

Liz Eustace

Present: Leadership coach, author, presenter, brand expert and momma of two!

Inspiration: my kiddies, laughter, countless yoga teachers, my creative hubby, my youthful mom & dad, my wacky sisters, kindness, my unpredictable brother, stillness and Prudence Bruns. 

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