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10 Reasons Why You Should Say NO To Sugar

10 Reasons Why You Should Say NO To Sugar

10 Reasons Why You Should Say NO to Sugar   We are all somewhat aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But do we actually have any idea why? Can we list out any solid anti-sugar reasons? Not to worry, Green Queen to the rescue. Here are 10 reasons why you should avoid sugar as close to Continue Reading …

How To Candy-Negotiate With Your Kids on Halloween

How To Candy-Negotiate With Your Kids on Halloween

By Sarah Sanesi, founder of Baby Bloom and Made For You   I grew up in the USA and while I don’t adhere to everything that’s “made in America,” Americans do win hands down when it comes to celebrating holidays. Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween! You name it and they know how to celebrate it! Continue Reading …

An Easy & Healthy Halloween Recipe

An Easy & Healthy Halloween Recipe

One of Green Queen’s favorite recipe sites ever is Elana’s Pantry. This wonderful, delicious and easy to make recipe comes straight from Elena Amsterdam’s fabulous blog. Orange Chocolate Coconut Clusters 2 cups dark chocolate chips 1 teaspoon orange extract 1 cup almonds, toasted then coarsely chopped 1 cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut    Toast the coconut and the nuts. Continue Reading …

Wednesday Word Day: Upcycling

Wednesday Word Day: Upcycling

It’s Wednesday Word Day at Green Queen! Today’s word is: upcycling (ʌpˈsʌɪklɪŋ), verb to convert discarded, old and/or previously used items/waste into new materials of greater quality and/or environmental quality;  creatively re-crafting ordinary items/objects in order to transform them into design and/or art pieces. 

10 Reasons to Adopt Green Halloween

10 Reasons to Adopt Green Halloween

In a earlier post, Green Queen introduced the Green Halloween movement. We simply love it! Here, 10 reasons why Green Halloween is the right choice  for your body and for the planet. Or, 10 facts to spout to your friends and family when they ask why you are joining Green Halloween! 1) Processed candy is Continue Reading …

Make Meatless Mondays Part of Your Life

Make Meatless Mondays Part of Your Life

New week, new health habit? Do you find yourself making promises to yourself on Sunday night about certain health habits you need to improve? Do you vow to cut out sugar/coffee/gluten? Do you pre-pack your gym bag, swearing to yourself that this week, you WILL become a Body Pump regular? Why set yourself up for Continue Reading …

The 411 On The Green Halloween Movement

The 411 On The Green Halloween Movement

It’s that time of the year again. Pumpkins and skeletons seem to pop up everywhere. Supermarkets are pushing sweets, candies and chocolates. Party invites flood your inbox. You feel compelled to dress up in strange costumes. It’s Halloween of course. The one day a year we encourage kids to stuff their little faces with sugar-filled Continue Reading …

5 Easy & Cheap Ways to Green Your Home

5 Easy & Cheap Ways to Green Your Home

Going green can be overwhelming, seem impossible and appear to require a massive time and money investment to start with. Not so. Green Queen dishes out 5 easy, wallet-friendly suggestions for greening your home ASAP. Enjoy!

Wednesday Word Day: Greenwashing

Wednesday Word Day: Greenwashing

It’s Wednesday Word Day at Green Queen! Every Wednesday, Green Queen is going to post a new eco word/phrase and its definition in the hopes that we can all improve our green vocabulary. Eventually these entries will add up to create Green Queen’s very own Green Glossary. Happy Learning! Today’s word is: greenwashing (ˈɡriːnˌwɒʃɪŋ), verb

Eco Insights: A Wake-Up Story

Eco Insights: A Wake-Up Story

Even if you are completely uninterested in the organic movement and the word green is just a colour to you, this short video by Healthy Child Healthy World, a non profit dedicated to protecting children from harmful chemicals, will undoubtedly move you. Even if you don’t have kids. I first watched it on green-proofer and Continue Reading …

The Clean Fifteen & The Dirty Dozen 2013 Edition

The Clean Fifteen & The Dirty Dozen 2013 Edition

Most of us have probably hear the word organic a lot these days. Some of us might already be striving towards 100% organic diets while others- most of us I suspect- feel guilty every time we reach for the regular broccoli in the produce isle of the supermarket. It isn’t easy to eat and buy organic. Continue Reading …

Take Back Control Over Your Mouthful: A Review of Forks Over Knives

Take Back Control Over Your Mouthful: A Review of Forks Over Knives

Just watched the incredibly inspiring and informational new documentary Forks and Knives last night and was once again reminded about how important it is for us to educate ourselves about our food and eating choices.

Welcome to Green Queen

Welcome to Green Queen

This blog has been a long time in the making so I am thrilled to finally be able to launch it into cyberspace! Green Queen’s ethos is to encourage, support and inspire all those souls out there who want to live a greener, cleaner, kinder life.