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Chocolate Brownies (Grain Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

by Deliciously Organic on April 22, 2013

Grain-Free Chocolate Brownies via DeliciouslyOrganic.net #paleo

As we continue on our journey to healthy eating, it’s important to be conscious of the products we are using and do our best to reduce waste. Check out these statistics:

Total number of plastic bags used worldwide annually 1 trillion
Total number of plastic bags used every minute 1 million
Total number of years it takes for a plastic bag to degrade 1,000 years
Total amount of plastic bags discarded in 2008 3.5 million tons
Total amount of plastic floating in every square mile of the ocean 46,000 pieces
Average amount of plastic bags consumed per family in 4 trips
to the grocery store 60
Total amount of plastic bags used by US citizens every year 100 billion

These numbers are pretty shocking. So how do we begin to reduce our waste? One way is to trade in our disposable bags for reusable ones. At my house we pack lunches each day before school, so when a stainless steel or glass container isn’t a good fit, I use Lunchskins. They are reusable sandwich bags that are dishwasher safe. Over the last year, I’ve picked up a few Lunchskins here and there at the store and overtime we’ve drastically reduced our plastic bag use. I use them on road trips, or to stash a snack in my purse. My husband packs food in them and keeps them in the pocket of his flight suit for when he needs a quick meal. A few weeks ago when we went hiking in Yosemite, I packed all of our snacks in Lunchskins—we didn’t throw away a single bag during our entire trip!

To celebrate Earth Day and to help us on the path of reducing, reusing and recycling, Lunchskins has kindly offered a $100 giveaway package for one Deliciously Organic reader.

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A brownie is one of my kid’s favorite treats to take to school. Many of you have asked that I create more recipes without almond flour, so this recipe is for you! They are fudgy and moist, but not too dense. Coconut flour, cocoa powder, butter or ghee, honey and bittersweet chocolate chips make for a fun, easy-to-make occasional indulgence. To keep this recipe dairy-free, I used the fatty portion of the coconut milk that rises to the top when refrigerated. It’s best to place a can of coconut milk in the fridge the night before and then scoop off the dense coconut cream that rises to the top.  

Chocolate Brownies (Grain Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

Serving Size: Makes one 8x8-inch pan.

Chocolate Brownies (Grain Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

For a much lighter flavor you can omit the chocolate chips and espresso powder.

Ingredients

    For the batter:

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Celtic sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (make sure it's grain-free!)
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  • 6 large eggs
  • 
1/2 cup coconut cream skimmed from the top of the coconut milk (see above description)

  • 6 tablespoons ghee, butter or coconut oil, melted (click here for an easy homemade ghee recipe)

  • 3/4 cup raw honey (I used clover)

  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips or a chocolate bar chopped into small pieces (I prefer Trader Joe’s organic bars or Equal Exchange because they don’t contain soy.)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust rack to middle position. Cut two long pieces of unbleached parchment paper that are 8-inches wide. Fit parchment into length of 8x8-inch baking pan, pushing it into corners and up sides of pan; allow excess to overhang pan edges. Fit other piece of parchment into width of pan in the same manner, perpendicular to the first sheet (this keeps the brownies from sticking and will give you the ability to lift the brownies out of the pan after they have been baked for even cutting).

Place coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Whisk gently to combine ingredients. Place eggs, coconut cream, melted ghee, honey, espresso powder and vanilla in the blender and blend until smooth (this step is necessary because the coconut cream is very thick and it will ensure a smooth brownie batter). Whisk wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until smooth, about 30 seconds. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into the parchment-lined baking dish and spread evenly using an off-set spatula. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until edges are set and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs (be careful not to over bake). Cool for 10 minutes and then, holding onto the parchment, gently lift the brownies out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut brownies and serve.

*To make homemade grain-free baking powder combine 1 part baking soda, 1 part arrowroot powder and 2 parts cream of tartar. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

I am a paid member of the LunchSkins Blogger Advisory Board, but all opinions and experiences are 100% my own. I think LunchSkins is a great brand and I am thrilled to be partnering with them for 2013. Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your costs will be the same but Deliciously Organic will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support!

 

 

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{ 259 comments… read them below or add one }

Mandy April 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

trying to get better informed of products such as this and replace our normal wasteful go -to’s one at a time.

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Rachael (Fuji Mama) April 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Love the look of Lunchskins! I pack my daughters bentos (Japanese-style lunchboxes) for their school lunch, which ensure very little waste, since everything they don’t eat (i.e., the packaging) comes home and is washed for the next day!

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Erika April 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Last year, I began using reusable tote bags for grocery shopping. I also love giving gifts in reusable totes to encourage my friends to reduce, reuse, and recycle (not to mention these totes are way cuter than plastic grocery store bags).

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Cari April 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I try to use as few plastic bags as possible, I use cloth napkins, and I compost!

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mary weiss April 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Canning our own food and produce, including beans, has allowed me to cut down on the amount of packaged waste. We also use cloth dish towels, napkins, etc..and no plastic bottled water.

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Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

To reduce waste we recycle & we are starting a compost this year!

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Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I have started putting the clean plastic bags that food comes in together with the other plastic bags that I take to our grocery store to be recycled.

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Christine D. April 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

These look great, I think the more w can reuse/recycle vs throw out the better!

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Jessica April 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I made some of my own reuseable bags for my daughter’s snacks and also use tupperware.

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Jessica April 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I always use shoe boxes for storage. They are great for craft supplies and hair bows/brushes. I also use shopping bags to line our smaller trash cans in the bathrooms and office.

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Sheri April 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

We use reusable grocery bags, reusable water bottles, trying to get away from disposable anything.

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Sachi April 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

i’ve been washing by plastic bags for reuse, but i’d definitely rather have lunchskins!

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Erin April 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Reduction of paper products in our home…cloth napkins and dishtowels only :)

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Amanda Johnson April 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Been dying to get Reusable bags!! Just heavy made the plunge. Hopefully I can now! :)

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Ashley B. April 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

We use only glass containers for carrying lunches/storing food in our fridge in an attempt to end the plastic bag/container overuse.

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Missy April 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Reducing waste and living more organically has recently become a priority to my family. We just kind of started paying more attention to what we are doing (and eating). We’ve started using old dish towels instead of paper towels and we made compost pile. This morning, I spend half an hour finding where I could recycle #5 plastics. . . Whole Foods!!! Still searching for what to do with those dog food bags. . . any suggestions?

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Heather Newbrough April 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I use re-useable bags at the grocery stores and reusable containers in my kids’ lunch boxes… the Lunchskins look really cool! We also use cloth napkins at home…

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Jana April 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I use my own bags, buy bulk, cook from scratch & recycle to name a few. I only put my trash out once a month. Thanks for the opportunity to win & try out this awesome product! How your DaZe Beautiful…;)

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Emma P. April 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

My husband and I use only reusable grocery bags, glass bottles for water and glass containers for food storage. Plus I try to remember to take reusable bags when out shopping at Target, World Market and TJMAXX.

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Alexandra Hubbard April 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Over the last year we’ve worked to reduce our food waste (and increase our well-being and be eco-friendly) by joining a CSA for local organic produce, meat and eggs. We also started a huge garden on our property with a diverse amount of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. Finally, I learned and took a few classes on food preservation- I love dehydrating, pickling and canning. We switched over to reusable bags, all cloth napkins and dishtowels. As a scientist, I was also concerned about the amount of harm that the industrial food culture was doing to the environment and our health. I’m thrilled with how this year has gone and how much less wasteful we are.

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Amanda April 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I’d love to win! And those brownies look amazing! To reduce waste (and mainly, to be healthier…), I’m buying less packaged foods, and more whole foods, recycling more, and using Norwex cloths instead of cleaners and paper towels.

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Nikki April 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Always keep full reusable water bottles easy to grab in fridge.

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Prescott Paulin April 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

To reduce waste, I am planting my own garden with my girlfriend and we’ve started a compost pile. We’re also shopping with reusable grocery bags. Glad to see you have such a great following, and thank you to your husband for serving our nation! I’m a prior Marine Corps Officer myself and have assembled a culinary video blog at KitchenlessChef.com following my time in the Corps. I can only hope to grow it like you have with your site, and I will be focusing on Paleo soon since I have used that diet to lose a lot of weight and get in shape quickly for summer! :)

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Justine April 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I already have a couple resusable bags like these and I LOVE them! I can’t wait to get more.

To try and reduce waste, my family buys recycled toilet paper and paper towels and we have drastically reduced our use of paper towels. I buy cloth napkins at thrift stores and use those to clean up most messes. We use resusable shopping bags instead of plastic. We recycle. We find use for things that would normally be thrown out (glass jars, bins, etc). We try and purchase products from companies that are mindful of waste and sustainability. There’s still so much more we could be doing!!!

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Jenny April 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I love these posts. I have tried several recipes and love them!

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Catherine April 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm

In general, I try to reduce waste by using reusable materials when I can (grocery bags, mesh produce bags, cloth napkins, etc.) and reusing disposable materials (e.g. using plastic grocery bags for trash bags). I would love to add these bags to my home!

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Andrea April 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

We have been slowly changing our food storage over to glass (from plastic). It’s much harder, especially with freezing, but there are so many ways to reuse with glass (coconut oil, tomato puree, etc.) that I have a lot of ‘extras’ for when breakage occurs.

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Marie April 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm

We use reusable containers, and if there’s something where a zip-lock bag really makes more sense to use, I re-use them until they are shot:)

I think a win-win to this whole thing is if it is usually Eco-frienldy, it’s also wallet friendly:)

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~Michelle~ April 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I’m anxiously waiting for city of LA to ban plastic bags – some of the bigger cities around us have, so I’m hoping!

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kelly April 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

We are saving all of our secondary bags- ie: cereal bags, bulk purchase bags, etc. – and using them for things like kitty litter disposal or any kind of secondary use we can think of. If it isn’t used at least twice, it isn’t thrown out :)

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ashley grace April 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I try to reduce food waste by using everything in the fridge before going shopping again. It makes for some interesting meals near the end :-)

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Jenny C. April 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I have been eyeing Lunchskins for months, but haven’t been able to afford any. Hope I win!

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Allyson Reddy April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I’m recycling ALL paper in my household!

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Sarah April 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

We use reusable bags for everything, and we recycle rigidly!

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Naomi A. Of CO April 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Always looking for a great recipe!

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Holly April 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I have just started to eat healthier and be greener. We have tried to use more glass containers to store food in and also use tote bags for our groceries instead of getting plastic bags at the store.

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Sara April 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Love your blog! Would love to try lunch skins!!!

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Mary Claire April 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

We re-use and recycle everything we can.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great product.

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Kalyn April 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I’ve been trying to buy less (and buy used things when I can), so that I end up wasting less!

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Lisa Brown April 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I started a compost pile this year!

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Shal April 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Great giveaway!

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Shannon April 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Reuse bags, feed scraps to my backyard chickens, don’t buy bottled water, compost, teach our kids about waste, etc. Fun giveaway!!!

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Dale April 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I compost for our backyard garden, feed all the kitchen waste I can to our backyard chickens as well.

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Karen April 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Carrie – the brownies look/sound divine! Can’t wait to try out the recipe. Also, thanks for your efforts in getting other manufacturers to donate goodies for us to win. I hope it’s ME!

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Kim L April 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I am using reusable bags and jars for the grocery.

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Jesse April 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Recycle, donate, don’t buy plastic water bottles, don’t waste food, use cloth shopping bags

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Claire April 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I am using more reusable containers and was looking a purchasing some of these.

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Heather White April 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I use my reusable bags when shopping, and try to always reuse my containers for all my chemical free cleaning and beauty products.

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Becky April 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I am working toward a plastic free kitchen (slowly but surely). Every time I see a good glass jar at a thrift store or yard sale I snatch it up. I have been reusing jars from salsa and pasta sauce too until I can find better long term containers.

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Jen B. April 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

We use re-usable grocery bags, glass water containers for my husband at work, and glass containers for leftovers.

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Amy April 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I’m trying to get better at reusing. I have been saving my egg shells to crunch and scatter around the plant to keep snails away. I also bought a Berkey, so no more water bottles for us!

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Debbra Carrick April 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm

We recycle as much as we can.

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Emily April 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I am reusing all of my glass jars instead of recycling them. Also, I make my own mayo and plan on learning to make all other condiments too, so that I am not buying those disposable containers.

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MamaNic April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

We recycle everything we can! The kids love to find new ways to make boxes into toys!

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Ashley B April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Can’t wait to try these–thanks for making them nut free too (my son has allergies, but I’d like to reduce our grain/gluten intake)!

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Karen A. April 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I use reusable containers for school lunches, cloth napkins for dinner, etc. I think the color on this product would brighten up any take away meal! Plus the brownies are fabulous sounding.

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Christine April 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Stainless travel bottles/cups for water and coffee.

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Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I don’t use zip-loc bags when I pack my lunch – I use reuseable containers.

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Stephanie April 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I’ve reduced waste by starting a compost pile!

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Andrea K April 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I have been storing everything in glass containers – I try to rarely use plastic bags.

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Adrianna Henderson April 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

We have a compost bin, city recycling, and use our own grocery bags at the store.

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Rebecca April 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I use reusable containers to pack all of my daughter’s snacks. I would love to add some reusable snack bags to what we already have!

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JP April 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

My kids use reusable containers for their school snacks, lunches, and beverages … much to my kindergartener’s chagrin — he wants to use plastic bags like his best friend.

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Heather Luna April 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

We have started using re-usble bags, are using cloth napkins more regularly and are looking into composting. I would love to win these bags. They have become my latest crush. So cute and durable. Plus I love that they’re dishwasher friendly!

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Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

The brownies look and sound amazing! Yum!

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Melissa Jurewicz April 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

My family and I recycle, skip bags and reuse whenever we can. We eat mostly organic and home made meals. We carpool. We have room to grow, but we are trying!

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Shalene April 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

We’ve switched to cloth napkins and use dish towels much more frequently than paper towels. The plastic bags get me though, as we still use them. I’d be delighted to win some Lunchskins to help with that! And on that note, I have a question … Do you have a solution for all the plastic produce and bulk bags at the grocery store? I shop the bulk section every week, and I’m always throwing away plastic bags when I come home. Any ideas for a replacement for these?

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Deliciously Organic April 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm
Cathy B. April 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I’m trying to store things in bowls rather than zippered plastic bags, and I send my husband’s lunch packed in reusable containers. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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Pam Frank April 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I use reusable vegetable and fruit bags when I buy groceries to reduce the use of plastic bags!

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Erin April 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

To reduce waste we have been composting, using reusable grocery bags, recycling, packing our lunches in glassware and taking our own silverware with our lunches. We also use cloth napkins, cleaning rags, diapers and wipes.

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Lezlee April 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

We just rededicated ourselves to ALWAYS using a reusable bag for shopping trips, or picking paper bags if we forget. We are going to start lining our kitchen trash can with a paper bag instead of a plastic one. We also compost all our kitchen waste.

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Michelle April 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I am reducing waste by using washable cloths instead of paper towels. I also keep my reusable shopping bags in the trunk of my car so that I won’t forget them when I go to the store.

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Erin April 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm

We are trying to go organic and trying to reduce our waste one step at a time!!

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Shelby April 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I love reusing glass jars say from jams/sauces and what not for food storage.

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alexia April 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

We use reusable lunch containers. I would love to try these.

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Stacey April 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I used cloth diapers when my children were little. I use cloth napkins, and cloth ‘faker’ towels (as my daughter likes to call them ~ instead of paper), and I almost always bring my own grocery bags. I have switched to cloth panty liners and use a diva cup instead of tampons.

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thuy April 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

We use cloth napkins.

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Rachel J April 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm

These would be great as we have another kiddo heading to school next year.

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Kali Michelle P April 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm

We use reusable grocery bags, we haven’t had paper towels in our home for years, I use family cloth and mama cloth, when I do use plastic zipper bags (guilty!) I rinse and reuse them as many times as possible, I have a whole collection of reusable water bottles/drink cups, I have a reusable lunch set (containers and bag) to make sure I don’t use throw aways when I’m out and about (plus I don’t end up eating something I’ll regret).

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alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] April 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

we already recycle and use cloth napkins + towels for cleaning. we’re hoping to start composting this summer!

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sarapete April 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

We are giving composting a try.

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kelly April 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

we now have water bottles and lunchboxes for the kids and these reusable baggies would fit in nicely. We have also used mason jars instead of plastic containers and recycle our grocery bags or use reusable ones.

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Sarah April 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

We use reusable grocery bags, microfiber cloths for cleaning (instead of paper towels), and make our own household cleaners.

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Kaylin April 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I am always looking for ‘green’ ways to run my home! I am making an effort to eliminate disposable items around my house, and these would be great!

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Laura J April 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I buy in bulk at the local food co-op, bringing my containers to refill with pantry staples like oats, vanilla, nuts, seeds….. I also use a clean canteen for drinks.

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Emily Cantey April 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I now walk my don to & from school each day (rain or shine!). It’s exercise for both of us, saves money on gas and reduces emissions into the environment.

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Laurie April 23, 2013 at 4:37 am

We recycle everything we can, starting composting for our garden and are transitioning from plastic to glass containers as much as possible.

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Ashley Sharp April 23, 2013 at 6:15 am

Two main things – we have switched to all glass storage containers instead of those washable plastic ones (which usually get tossed pretty frequently). I also keep my paper towels underneath my sink now instead of on the counter. I use kitchen towels now and have gone from using at least one roll of paper towels a week to barely one a month.

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Stephanie April 23, 2013 at 6:47 am

Soooo excited about the Lunchskins give away. I pack lunches for my husband and 3 of my boys (will be 4 starting in the fall) That’s over 750 lunches in 1 year!!!! (just for the hubby and 3 kiddos)

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Aimee April 23, 2013 at 6:49 am

We use reusable BPA free water bottles. I keep a bunch filled in the refrigerator for easy grab and go.

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Jennifer April 23, 2013 at 7:10 am

We have reusable grocery bags.

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Danielle April 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

We recycle religiously! My husband is the ring leader and checks and double checks every bottle, jar, box, etc to see what number is in the triangle to determine whether or not it’s recyclable! These little baggies would help cut down a tremendous amount of waste with my son’s school snacks. Thanks!

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Aprilia April 23, 2013 at 7:29 am

My girl takes her lunch everyday and my boy will be starting soon. I am always looking for things to entice & keep her interest. Thanks for the Giveaway!

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Kara D April 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

I use washable towels and rags instead of paper towel.

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Amy April 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

I pack the kids lunch in glad ziplock re-usable containers.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

These sound awesome!! Love, love, love!

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Jen L. April 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Switch from paper to cloth as much as possible, recycle literally everything, use glass over plastic.

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Susan Parker April 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

I use cloth bags at the market (have for quite some time). My biggest problem was paper towels and paper napkins. I would use a roll of paper towels per day and large pkg. of napkins (500 count) per every two weeks….I gave them up in January.

I bought cloth diapers online, flat ones, (not pre-fold), they were very big (27×27″ I think), I cut in half and stitched along edges – got 2 towels out of 1 dipaer. They cost about $1.00 per diaper (approx.) so each towel cost $0.50. I bought 36, so I have 72 paper (not) towels that I use. I have about 30 in a basket on my counter, and if that gets low, I grab a stack from the pantry and put in the basket. When whites get full in dirty laundry, I wash them. I also have 40 small size (white – from diapers) napkins.

It has eliminated our family’s paper consumption and saved me money. Average savings since Jan. 2013 is close to $100.00 (that’s including what it would cost for me to buy paper towels and paper napkins for my family – MINUS, my inital cost of diapers).

And it’s great not to buy paper towels every week at the store…more money towards produce and debt.

Susan

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Laurel K April 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

These brownies look divine! And no almond flour to boot!

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Pam K. April 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

We try to reuse and recycle what we can!

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ambra April 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

I recently decided no more paper towels! I hardly miss them either!

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Betsy April 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

We switched to cloth napkins and cloth rags instead of paper towels. These are so cute!

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Kelly Irene April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

What do you do with the remainder of the coconut milk? I am totally new to this!

To answer your question, we use cloth napkins and paper towels and I try to bring my own bags (but I’ve been admittedly lax about that!) I also try to be really aware of packaging when I make a purchase.

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Deliciously Organic April 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

I put it in the fridge and then use it for smoothies. Here’s one of our favorites: http://deliciouslyorganic.net/coconut-berry-spinach-smoothie-recipe/

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Collette W April 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I take my own glass jars into Whole Foods to buy from their bulk bins.

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vivian s April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

cloth diapers and recycling

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Amanda P April 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

We recycle as much as we can. I have bought cloths for cleaning and am trying really hard not to use paper towels. I love the idea of reusable lunch bags, we use too many plastic baggies.

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Christine W April 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

we just bought a “smart” nest thermostat. i also just picked up a cheap 10-pack of towels from ikea (a perfect small size) because i am tired of using paper towels! we have a lot of messes around with a 2 and half year old and a baby, so the hand towels are coming in quite handy!

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Bobbi Kenow April 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

great recipe! looks delicious! What a fun giveaway…I’d love to win!

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Laurie April 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I own some lunchskins and metal sandwhich tins which my kids take to school. Unfortunately, some of the reusable containers get inadvertently thrown in the trash so I could use some more.

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Melody April 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

We recycle what we can and we use reusable bags.

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Kristin Thomas April 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

wish these were around when my kids were little thanks for promoting them!

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Dana April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I use re-usable grocery bags and we try our best to only buy what we are going to eat so we don’t have as much waste. We also compost.

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Debbie April 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

We use reusable grocery bags and water bottles.

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Michelle April 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I am learning about all the ways you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean my house.

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Kandace April 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

We recycle, use reusable water bottles, garden, and use cloth napkins. Love these napskins! Great idea and so cute!

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Betsie April 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

We try to recycle or reuse as much as possible and never buy bottled water!

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Megan April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Been slowly getting rid of my plastic bags. This would be helpful!

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Cindy April 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I use a reusable water bottle.

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Rachel April 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

We recently installed a compost at our house!!

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Brittney April 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I just purchased cloth napkins!

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Ashley April 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I take my own bags to the grocery store as well as target.

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aprile April 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I have tried to cut down on ziploc baggies and this would be a great replacement. we have also started compost. And resuse all plastic bags from store for diaper pail, as well take our own reusable grocery bags.

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Michaeleen April 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

To reduce waste we take less on our plates and eat what we take!

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Rhonda B. April 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm

So cute and functional. Love them.

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Erika April 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I use my reusable bags for everything from taking lunch to work/school, grocery shopping, moving things to/from the car, etc.

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Crystal April 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I use veggie scraps for making bone stock out of our roasted chickens!

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Lori April 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I am sure you had a great time at Yosemite. I love this park. My first memory was driving through the tunnel and the the Yosemite valley opening up below. It was an April trip @17 years ago. I will never forget the beauty of that day.

Thanks for the facts on your post about plastic bags. Wow. I will read to my husband and son tonight.

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KathyE April 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

We recycle everything and have gotten most of the family to recycle too. We always try and conserve where ever we can.

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Gail April 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I’ve been wanting to get some of these! Just last night I was made aware of how many plastic baggies we use in this house…and I’d like to start replacing them with reusable ones. I have a question though: do you have any issues with them getting moldy? How do you keep them dry in between uses? Air dry? Also, these brownies look amazing! I want to try it soon! I have a black bean brownie recipe that I’m wanting to try soon too…have you had any success with these types of recipes? They sound disgusting (the black bean ones) but I’m trying to replace my treats with healthier ones because I have such a sweet tooth but we’re cutting out processed sugar. The recipe I’m using calls for “xylitol”. Are you in favor of, or had any experience with? Also…one last question, you mentioned that you use the choc. chips that don’t contain soy. Is it because you are allergic or some other reason? I’ve heard so much controversy on soy and honestly don’t know where to land. There are camps of people who rave about tofu and soymilk, etc. then there are those that say no no…it’ll raise estrogen levels too much, etc. I’m in the middle, and clearly confused! Okay, now that’s like 5 questions…sorry!

Thanks a million,
Gail

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Deliciously Organic April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I’ve never had an issue with the Lunchskins getting moldy. After I wash them, I turn them inside-out and dry it with a cloth. Then I let them sit inside-out until they are ready to use. The pantry looks a bit funny with them all inside-out, but it works! :)

I haven’t tried a black bean brownie yet. I don’t eat many legumes, but it looks like an interesting idea. I’m not a fan of xylitol because most companies make that sweetener with gmo corn or sometimes tree bark. It’s a “new” sweetener, so I prefer to stick with the old-school kinds like raw honey, maple syrup, etc. I stay away from soy because it can have negative affects on the thyroid, adrenals and metabolism. It also contains enzyme inhibitors and most soy in the US is GMO. If I ever do eat soy, it’s only when it’s been fermented such as in Oshama Tamari. Here’s an interesting article that gives more details about soy: http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert/ploy-of-soy

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Gail April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Thanks for your reply! I will definitely look at that article….lots of good info to think about. I appreciate you taking the time!

Gail

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Kristy April 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

We use glass water bottles, reusable snack bags, reusable shopping bags and glass containers to freeze and store food. Hoping to order cloth napkins next!

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Liz Tidwell April 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I use cloth diapers, wipes and trainers. We also use cloths in place of paper towels and napkins (for rags we use our old diapers).

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Melody April 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Reusable lunchbots containers & making my own shower scrub, shampoo, etc.

For the recipe…do you think it would work with applesauce instead of egg whites. I could still use the 6 yolks..but have an sensitivity to the whites?

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Deliciously Organic April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I haven’t tested it, but it seems like a good option. If the batter is super thick, then I’d add a bit more applesauce to add more moisture. Coconut flour can be tricky that way!

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Robin April 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

We always bring our own bags when we shop.

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Anthea April 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

These look awesome I have never seen them before. At home I try to reduce waste with composting and I always use my own shopping bags so as to reduce plastic bag usage. I really want to leave children a healthy world to live in! BEst way I can think is to set a good example and role-model the changes that need to happen!

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Natasha April 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

We use reusable glass bottle with padded covers. We use paper parchment to wrap lunches for kids so they don’t consume plastic but these would be better?!?!

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Lisa Roudebush April 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Lunchskins were the next purchase on my personal “reduce waste” campaign! We use our own waterbottles everywhere we go, and use reusable bags for all purchases. We’ve cut down on our plastic bag use by using glass containers, and when a plastic bag is more useful, I wash it out and reuse it. Always trying to get better at this though!

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KC April 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I have never heard of the lunchskins. I wash the ziplock bags over and over because I do not want to throw them in the trash and fill the land fills. I would feel so much better packing my children’s lunches using these. Thank you for sharing information about these and I hope we win!

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nor April 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

We take our own fabric bags to the grocery store, use glass containers and recycle!

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Michelle L April 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

We recycle like crazy. In fact, inside the pantry door, we put up the long list of what our recycle waste management will accept so we can easily check if we forget. Now we use more glass to store food items in both the pantry and fridge. Both of our cars have reusable grocery bags in them, and we use them everywhere. Now I’m interested in composting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Sarah Beth April 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

We recycle as much as we can and I use reusable grocery bags at the store!

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Molly April 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Recycling, reusable bags, no plastic bags for produce, make treats like granola bars and such so we don’t use wrappers, no plastic bags in lunches–pyrex, tupperware, and reusable lunch bags instead, Etc. Thank you for the chance!

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Tina April 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I have a carload of reusable grocery bags in the back of my car. Unfortunately, I remember them as I am checking out. One of these days I’ll remember them before I walk into the store!

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judy April 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Resuable snack bags would be great!!!

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Rachel April 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

reusable grocery bags and lunchskins :)

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Karla April 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

We recycle EVERYTHING, try to use dishes rather than paper plates, use rags instead of paper towels, walk when we can rather than driving. Every little thing anyone can do helps!

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Chelsey April 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I use both lunchskins and beneterre when packing for lunches along with the easy lunchbox containers. My husband uses them too!!

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Powel April 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I recycle everything that I can!!

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Melanie April 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

We use our own water bottles, recycle whatever we can, reduce/reuse plastic bags, and use biodegradable bag.

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Lara S. April 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I use reusable grocery and produce bags. I love them and love having less plastic in my house!

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Lauren April 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

The key is to find less-wasteful alternatives that are convenient and become part of the routine. Otherwise we won’t us them and they become waste themselves!

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Robyn W April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Would love to try lunch skins!

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Danielle Engel April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

We use lunchbots and glass containers.

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Angela Carver April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Love your blog and recipes!! Everything I’ve tried my family has loved!

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Angela Carver April 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

We recycle as much as possible, I use reusable containers in my kids lunches, we use compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and much more!

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Tanya R. April 23, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I recycle, use reusable store bags

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Catherine April 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

love this post and would love to win

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Meagen Kelly April 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Getting tired of washing plastic bags to tree use. Love to win this!

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Rosanne April 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

We recycle as much as is possible in our area. Also take reusable bags for grocery shopping. Have a compost pile and large garden in our backyard. We wash plastic ziplocs and reuse as many times as possible. Use cloth napkins and towels over paper most of the time. When we travel, we bring home everything we can to be recycled. Pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers. Working on eliminating plastic containers for glass. These lunchskins would be awesome for my husband’s and daughter’s lunches. Love your recipes, thanks.

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Sarah April 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I make my own baby wipes, cleaning solutions and most everything from scratch! Thanks for the post.

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lisa April 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I love the uses Lunchskins have. I love things and products I can reuse. I love your website. I try to be as natural as I can. It is such a healthy lifestyle and it makes you feel good. When you consume something so nutritious, it is like your body knows.

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Lynn Daniel-Ceja April 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

These are amazing! I have never seen lunchskins before. As of now, we wash and reuse our plastic bags. I always bring my own reusable bags to the grocery store.

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Angelica April 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Wow – I love those lunch skins. I’m all about conserving our environment and avoiding plastic when at all possible – so these are a great alternative. Thanks for the spotlight. ALSO – love that you used coconut flour in this recipe! I have been experimenting with recipes for WEEKS – so it’s nice to see you’ve found one that works nicely. Especially when it comes to brownies ;) I look forward to giving these a go – and maybe with a twist of protein powder!

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Linda April 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I use reusable bags when I go grocery shopping to reduce waste.

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CJ Pillow April 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

We recycle. We fill our glass bottles with water instead of purchasing plastic bottles.

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Christie April 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I re-use as much as I can.

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Congetta April 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I wish that I could say I always pack a waste-free lunch, but I don’t always succeed.

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Caroline April 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I am using cotton totes to store my grocceries when I’m heading to the supermarkets
” soap bars
” not switching my air-conditioner (living in the tropics)
” my camelbak water bottle

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Ruth April 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

We juice any edible vegetable and fruits scraps we can’t eat up in time, give the chickens what we won’t be eating, and give the compost what they won’t eat.

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Amber April 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I always use my own bags when I go grocery shopping, I hate the build up of plastic shopping bags in my house. I love these LunchSkins, they’d be perfect for my daughter who is starting Kindergarten this Fall. ;) Thank you!

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Claudia April 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

We live overseas and try to recycle all paper,plastics, glass etc. we have also been using glass containers for food storage as well as in packed lunches, snacks, etc and use our own water bottles. Thanks for the post and amazing recipes Carrie!

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Selidji Laleye April 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

We use reusable grocery bags and i am getting rid of plastic little by little in my home!

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Anna Marie April 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Yes! I love these

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Kalea F. April 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I use cloth napkins, reusable grocery bags, steel water bottle, and cloth dish rags. I also recycle and compost. I want to get into using glass jars to store homemade food…and make more homemade food. :)

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Alisha Hillstrom April 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I always try to reuse plastic & paper bags as many times as I can.

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Megan April 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I will be trying this recipe for myself…love brownies!
I another brand of reusable snack bags, but would love more of a variety. Thanks!

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Krystal April 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I’m just starting on a more clean living life style, but I’ve been recycling for a long time and i make my own cleaning supplies stored in non-plastic spray bottles.

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April April 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Using reusable grocery bags and water bottles! No plastic bags in my daughter’s lunch, either! Also use reusable cloth napkins like my parents did when they were kids!

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Rhonda P April 24, 2013 at 4:46 am

Every member of our family has their own water bottle and we consistently use them. Need to do better in other areas but one step at a time….

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Candi April 24, 2013 at 4:58 am

I would love to try Lunchskins. I feel a great deal of guilt with all of the sandwich bags I use, but didn’t realize there was such a great alternative. Would rather not buy them online but i’ve never seen them in a store; can anyone tell me where I can find these?

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Deliciously Organic April 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

You can find them at Target.

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LouAnn Dahlager April 24, 2013 at 5:47 am

The main things I am doing to reduce waste is to buy items with less-packaging (whole, fresh foods and bulk quantities) do more home-cooking using all parts of food, and be more diligent in identifying recyclable items rather than throwing them in the trash.

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Chris April 24, 2013 at 5:50 am

Lunchskins!!!! What a great concept. I just ordered a dozen of them. Thanks so much for keeping us all informed on how we can better our earth.

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TIFFANY COFFMAN April 24, 2013 at 6:13 am

We don’t use bottled water, I use wexy bags for the kids lunches if I don’t use my laptop lunchbox containers! Our biggest obstacle is eliminating paper towels, that’s my next goal.

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Maria April 24, 2013 at 6:16 am

We recycle and re-purpose!

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Kelley Owens April 24, 2013 at 6:22 am

These look wonderful¡

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Ginny April 24, 2013 at 6:22 am

These look yummy. I love packing my daughter’s and my lunches in reusable products and would love to try the Lunchskins.

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Ariane Huba April 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

I can, garden, sew, and cook as much as possible from scratch

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Holly Houg April 24, 2013 at 7:25 am

I make my kids’ lunch to take to school every day, so these would be perfect!

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Monika April 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

We use cloth napkins and reusable containers in the kids’ lunches. I also buy in bulk with cloth bags and jars as often as I can.

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Christina April 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

Reusable lunch containers. Reusable shopping bags. Trying to not let food in our refrigerator spoil!

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Emily R. April 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

Reusable shopping bags and containers for leftovers. Trying to keep grocery-buying under control so we don’t get more than we can use (but freezing the excess if we do go overboard!). Recycling anything we can. Buying gift bags and wraps people will want to reuse, rather than toss. Shopping Goodwill and vintage in an effort to reuse someone else’s stuff, rather than buying new.

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Lissi April 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would love to try Lunchskins! we are trying to reduce our waste as a family, and with 2 kids packing lunches these would be a great help.

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Erin Nolan April 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

I have been trying to reduce waste by using glass containers as often as possible to store/transport my children’s school food as opposed to plastic bags. I am very interested in these Lunchskins, they look great! What a good compromise.

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Sarah April 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

I’m trying to learn more about reducing waste. I use containers for leftovers. We recycle. We do get the plastic bags from the grocery store but use them to pick up after our puppy.

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Nicole D. April 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

I am trying to pack my lunch more.

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Kimberly April 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

Moved to one type of cleaner, limit paper towel and paper napkins to special events only, use glass jars over plastic!

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saniel April 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

reusable produce bags, glass jars, reusable bags(made from hemp, recycling (even picking off bottles off the street) and not buying plastic bags of any kind. thanks

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Katie April 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

Reusable bags, recycle, you all veggies and food. Ever since I have refused to waste veggies I have forced myself to make all kinds of yummy soups.

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Jessica April 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

The lunchskins are adorable! On reducing waste- I have started to buy almost everything in bulk, and orderering from azurestandard really helps me do that. :)
Also, question… why do you prefer not to have soy? I have heard some negative things about it, mostly that it can mess with your hormones. Curious to know your reason for avoiding?

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Deliciously Organic April 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Soy can have negative affects on the thyroid, adrenals and metabolism. It also contains enzyme inhibitors and most soy in the US is GMO. I will eat a bit of fermented soy that’s prepared using traditional methods such as Oshawa Tamari. Here’s an interesting article explaining the affects of soy in the body: http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert/ploy-of-soy

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Jessica April 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Wow! Very interesting article. Enough info to make me stay away from it… I don’t eat much anyway. Only when I do happen to buy a product with soy lecithin in it, but will definitely make sure to avoid now. Thank you so much for the reply! I have learned so much from your site over the past couple of years.

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Deliciously Organic April 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

You’re welcome!

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Megan Lane April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

Using reusable grocery bags and lunch bags, recycling as much as possible, reusing plastic baggies

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Carolyn April 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This year I’ve eliminated plastic bags from my kids lunch boxes. I only use reusable bags, such as Lunchskins, and other types of containers, to pack their snacks and lunches in.

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emily April 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

This past year I started composting and I’m amazed at home much it has reduced the amount of trash we throw away. I also take canvas bags with me every time I go to the store.

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Monica Nordquist April 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thanks for this!

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B.McGreevy April 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I recycle at work!

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Rebekah Moser April 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

cloth napkins, no ziplock baggies or anything disposable….just glass tupperware for everything. resuse everything we possibly can and recycle the rest.

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Beth April 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I try to reduce waste by continually striving to use reusable products.

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Athena Taylor April 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I use reusable bags when I shop anywhere, and I reuse plastics when I have to. And also brown bag I have sooooooooo many ways to reuse the. Smooches

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Letters from Lou April 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I definitely make efforts to purchase things that can be recycled and reused. I do use plastic snack bags right now, but I reuse them as long as they’re not sticky or dirty. Of course, if I win this giveaway, no need for plastic bags anymore! These would definitely be put to good use!

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Tina @Servingwithapurpose.com April 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

We are starting to recycle a LOT more than we used to!!

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Heather April 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Compost more! It makes a huge difference in how much trash I have.

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Rachel April 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Trying to use only washable rags and towels instead of any paper towels or napkins!

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Karey April 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I’m trying to make sure all the food I’m buying is being used through more meal planning!

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Heather Sullivan April 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

We are looking at everything in our house from toxic candles to trash bags. We are more cautious about the trash we produce

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Shauna b April 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm

We are huge fans of mason jars and we use them for just about everything. We also got rid of our plastic Tupperware and have been using glass for about 5 years. Got rid of all plastic cookin utensils and plastic bags. We’re trying to go 100% plastic free but it is very hard. A work in progress.

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Judy April 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Thanks for the chance … wandered here from another site … liking what I see!

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Judy April 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Learning, or rather re-learning what’s good for us … and what’s not so good. A real eye opener!

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Kristy April 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I use a reusable water bottle, I recycle, I reuse bags and I buy very few packaged foods.

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Anne April 25, 2013 at 3:42 am

I’m cloth diapering my daughter.

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Laura April 25, 2013 at 5:18 am

I store food in the fridge in reusable plastic containers to save on cling wrap. I also have my dedicated fabric shopping bags ready to take with me to the shops.

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aimee April 25, 2013 at 5:41 am

We use cloth napkins, make some of our own cleaning supplies and use lots of reuseable bags, waterbottles, lunch boxes, etc.

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Melissa April 25, 2013 at 5:51 am

We always bring our reuseable bags when we go shopping!

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Tracy Stone April 25, 2013 at 6:22 am

Grain-free brownies just doesn’t seem right, but I’m going to try these. I’ve loved your recipes that I have made, so odds are good! The lunchskins are great. I have some, but would love these!

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Trisha P. April 25, 2013 at 6:54 am

We use cloth diapers. Rags instead of paper towels for cleaning. Line dry our clothes.

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Elena April 25, 2013 at 7:23 am

To reduce waste I take all snacks and lunches in either recycled jars or pyrex containers. We don’t buy plastic wrap at out house and we use a locally made coverings called “Abeego” to cover leftovers in our fridge. http://www.abeego.ca/ The lunchskins looks awesome!

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Lisa Purcell April 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

I’m so excited about this recipe! I would love to make these today and I am out of coconut milk…is there a dairy product that would sub for the coconut cream? I have milk, butter, sour cream,…oh, and i also have coconut oil. What do you think?

At our house, we reuse as much packaging as possible, drink out of jars, compost, and are learning to bring our reusable bags to the store. We also walk to our local grocery store several times a week for fresh meat, and produce. We would love to get the plastic baggies out of our house and win those lunchskins!

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Deliciously Organic April 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

You can substitute with whole plain yogurt. Sour cream might work, but I would add just a tablespoon or so of milk to thin it out a bit so it’s more like the consistency of yogurt. Enjoy!

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Lisa Purcell April 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

Thanks so much for your prompt reply!

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Melanie April 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Thanks for this recipe! I’ve got your cookbook and use it regularly and love to check out your new recipes and other tips on your blog!

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Melanie April 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

To reduce waste I make sure to fill up a water bottle for my son and one for myself every night and put them in the refrigerator and then take them to work and put them in the refrigerator so they are ready for soccer practice etc. after work. It feels good not to have to buy water and throw away a water bottle every time my son has soccer practice or I have a workout.

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Ally April 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

We grow our own veggies and berries, compost, eat leftovers, recycle, use reusable grocery totes and produce bags, buy in bulk, avoid disposables (especially bottled water and other plastics), use a HE washer and other energy efficient appliances, avoid using air conditioning, can or freeze seasonal produce, combine trips to limit driving, mulch our lawn, use green cleaners and body products, buy local and organic whenever possible, and use cloth diapers. However, we still use plastic lunch sacks and paper napkins and this is something we are trying to get away from, so these bags would be very helpful!

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Lora Verhagen April 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

I use reusable lunch sacks, glass containers, cloth napkins..

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Brooke P April 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

We cloth diaper, use reusable bags for grocery/normal shopping and try to use the reusable “ziplock” bags but don’t have enough to do it constantly. All of those would def help!!

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Kate Bechtold April 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

I am using glass jars for EVERYTHING that I once used plastic for. I’ve become quite the glass jar hoarder! :)

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Simply Complex April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I would die. D.I.E. if I won this! I keep eyeing these bad boys when I go to target!

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Shannon Smith April 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I use cloth napkins and reusable bags!

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Amanda April 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I usually try to wash any plastic zip bags I use or take reusable containers. These would totally rock to replace that method.

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Angeline Neske April 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I am trying to win these Lunchskins to eliminate plastic bags!

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Lori R. April 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm

We no longer use plastic bags/baggies.

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Lisa April 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I have two re-usable lunch bags that are wearing out. I would love a new one…these look so cute. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Lisa April 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I have been wanting to try these!

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Sarah April 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I’ve been contemplating these for quite a while… They look useful!

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Jolene G April 26, 2013 at 6:54 am

We have taken steps to reduce waste by purchasing cloth napkins, have some lunch containers and reusable bags, and reusable bags for the grocery store. I have just added reusable produce bags to take to the grocery store to reduce the plastic bags we use even further.

We also reduce waste by trying to purchase items used from thrift/second hand store and garage sales!

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Mary W. April 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I would love to try these! We use cloth napkins in our home instead of paper. It reduces waste and it looks nicer on the dinner table too!

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Taj S April 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

These are cute, would love to try these.

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Nicole S. April 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

One thing I have been meaning to get are these types of reusable bags, just haven’t yet! We already use rags for cleaning, cloth napkins and diapers, and use glass containers with lids instead of covering dishes with plastic wrap.

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jana ellis April 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks so much for the info. I would love to try these.

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Renee April 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Meal planning helps me reduce waste – I buy only the food we need for the week.

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Jennifer June 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

This may have already been asked, but can coconut palm sugar or maple syrup be used in place of the honey?

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Deliciously Organic June 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

Maple syrup should work just fine in these brownies.

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Kim Helbling April 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I made these just as the recipe is written except I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (I know:( , but it’s all I had on hand) and they were quite good. I might heat one up with some raw cream, yummy. This recipe is SO much tastier than my last go at a grain-free dessert (not one of yours). Thanks, Carrie!

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Deliciously Organic April 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

You’re welcome!

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