Moving On…’at cost’ SALE

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After 4.5 years of selling green living products, I have decided to move on.

Thank you to YOU, my amazing customers for bringing Greenplease into your life and for your support over the years.  I am grateful to have met you and shared our greening journey’s!  I’m still passionate about helping children achieve great health naturally and am focusing my time & energy on helping this cause in other ways.

AT COST SALE:  Stock up on green living items at cost!
45% off everything (except shipping)  COUPON CODE:  movingon

Until we cross paths again, here’s to optimum health!
Melanie, “The Greenista”

Giveaway: Green Holiday Goodness

Holiday Giveaway WISH LIST GIVEAWAY!

Post your favourite healthy holiday tip, eco-friendly decoration or tradition! Include your Greenplease Wishlist below too. We are giving away the winner’s wishlist* & this year a 2nd Bonus wishlist will be given to a kids charity or daycare of the winner’s choice. (*Each Wishlist up to $75). Draw taking place Dec. 16th)

Congrats Stephen, your entry was randomly picked by my son!
Let me know your in-stock item choices and your kids charity of choice too!
Here is my Contact link:

https://greenpleaseforyou.gostorego.com/contacts/?SID=73qm21i8s7lm6ppo7hbcjf50t7

Happy, healthy Holidays!

Give me chocolate! No-Bake Gluten-Free Squares

No Bake Chocolate square v 2Oh I am addicted to these squares!  I recall loving these as a kid!  I will eat these anytime of day.  The kids eat these for breakfast some days too.  I have been on a restricted food regime lately, including no cow milk, no sugar, no gluten.  Guess what, these squares are all within guidelines…not sure the quantity I can consume in a day is within the ‘rules’ though!  This one is so easy, I now have the recipe memorized:

1/2 cup organic butter

1/2 cup “milk”  ( I have used unsweetened almond or hemp or rice milk)

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup raw cocoa

Melt all above ingredients in a pot on low/medium heat.  Remove from element.

1/2 cup organic honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

2.5 – 3 cups oats (I get the organic GF ones) (Less if you like more chocolate-y!)

Stir the honey in until melted then pop in the other 2 ingredients.

You could add some peanut butter or almond butter.  I have done this in the past but then it is not school-lunch friendly.

Smooth it all into an 8×8 glass dish with a lid and pop in the freezer.  I think it tastes better straight out of the freezer and then it is out of sight, out of mind so I eat less!!

Tell me if your family likes this one!

Celebrate Waste Reduction Week 2013

Wow! Manitobans only recycle 19% of the almost 1 million tonnes of waste each year. That is sad. Good news though, 56% of us compost now!

Celebrate October 21-27th! Let’s conserve resources, reduce waste and promote environmental education!

I discovered where to recycle obsolete electronics…Recycle My Electronics: click here.

The Manitoba Green Action Centre has lots of tips on what can be done. Sign up

The Canadian Waste Reduction Week has a great photo challenge and suggestions to reduce waste at home, school, business and community. Register at…

Making the world a healthier place for our little ones!

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Optimum Health: What are you doing?

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I love these Louise Hay Cards!  Here is the latest one I randomly selected a few months ago when I started the newest phase of my best health journey!  It is so perfectly worded as to what I am thriving towards…Optimum Health!  I am thinking about posting blog entries about my current experience.  Not sure yet.

One thing I have found useful are coupons towards great recharging activities.  I have 3 Lifestyle Passes left that expire soon on October 31st.  I am happy to give them away so a few more people get the benefits.  Share a post about what you are doing right now to reach your optimum health.  I will randomly draw 3 names on Thanksgiving Day.

Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free Pumpkin Muffin Recipe…Still yummy!

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I love pumpkin! The other day I roasted pumpkin seeds with safflower and sea salt then added them to my breakfast blueberry quinoa porridge!

This muffin recipe is school lunch-friendly too:

1 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup sorghum
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg ( or extra cinnamon)
(Optional: Sprinkle of maple syrup sugar)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease 12 regular muffin cup-sized pan with safflower oil or use Eco muffin cup papers.
I use all organic ingredients.

In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients.
In another medium bowl whisk together remaining dry ingredients.
Stir into pumpkin mixture.
Spoon into prepared muffin cups to 3/4 full.
I like to sprinkle some maple syrup sugar on muffin tops. My little guy calls it icing!!).
Bake for 18-22 minutes.

Great to double and freeze the second batch too.

I found this recipe in the Winnipeg Free Press but made adjustments to be a pumpkin muffin.

Let me know if you like it!!