Easy Breakfast Ideas
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
These cornmeal waffles have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior, and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter and maple syrup.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
This Maple-Mustard Chicken recipe is a one-pan wonder and perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Plan your next neighborhood potluck with these helpful tips.
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
This tasty recipe for breakfast potatoes is lightly spicy and perfect for weekend mornings.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
Bake a delicious treat for your family with this recipe for scrumptious whole wheat banana muffins!
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
Show your love for your sweetie and the earth this Valentine’s Day with these eco-friendly ideas.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
Start living simple with help from our January/February 2014 issue. From learning to crochet to making your own compost, we have the tools you need to live the good life.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
Learn about the new Garden Planner we used to design our own office community garden.
Take a walk around a blooming botanical garden this spring and explore new flower themes, events, workshops and recipes.
Summer beach days are fast approaching! Beyond the sand and surf basics, encourage kids to get creative at the shore this season by making sea life “touch tanks,” and creating beach art in the open air.
Get your friends together for a good time for little to no cost with these four swap party ideas.
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? Check out these 30 awesome eco-friendly gift ideas!
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
Stumped on what to give your friend or family member with an apartment garden? Try one of these ideas for gifts for gardeners.
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
Green is Universal and Etsy's The Art of Reuse Contest is a gold mine for DIY home project ideas. My favorite pays homage to Audrey Hepburn's ahead-of-its-time sofa made from an old clawfoot bathtub in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Making granola at home is simple and allows you to customize it to your liking. Experiment with this basic recipe and discover your perfect granola.
Looking for a healthful beverage? Try these new blends from Choice Organic Teas.
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
Send plantable greeting cards to your loved ones. It's something they will enjoy well into gardening season.
Tie your home to nature with these three seasonal centerpiece ideas from Pinterest. Your Thanksgiving dinner table will thank you.
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
In the wake of some health concerns, the Samurai Sage seeks simple, low maintenance gardening ideas that result in pretty, good-smelling plants.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Bring the designs and ideas of talented gardeners around the world into your own growing space.
The Lemon Verbena Lady is not a video game player, but she says designing your garden just got a lot more enjoyable with the Herb Garden Planner.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
Give your dad an herbal-themed gift basket this Father’s Day.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
The Lemon Verbena Lady talks about some of her favorite sights in Pittsburgh during Christmas, as well as some of her favorite herbs, books and crafts for the holidays.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
Try one or more of these smart kitchen storage ideas to add comfort, convenience and style to small-space kitchens.
Promote health and overall well-being when you consider these four tips while decorating your home.
Enjoy the benefits of gardening with these cheap ideas that will help you save money and produce more of your family’s food.
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
Herbs can produce a wide variety of natural dyes, and some from useful plants you may already grow!
My favorite experience at the Natural Products Expo West was the 6th Annual FIG Media Luncheon, hosted by the Fresh Ideas Group. This year, the panelists discussed how to pave the road for a healthier future.
Infusing spirits with your favorite herbs and spices is a fun and easy way to stock your bar for holiday entertaining. They also make the loveliest gift for a cocktail enthusiast!
Get your garden in shape this fall, and have some fun in it, with these fun and innovative fall garden ideas we've collected on our Pinterest page.
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
This holiday season, avoid the shopping frenzy and make your own gifts straight from the heart. These homemade holiday gift ideas are fun and should cover nearly everyone on your shopping list.