Megandleila

http://www.youtube.com/megandleila

I'm a mom of two girls (Leila and Althea) on a mission to de-toxify my family's life. I cover everything from non-toxic beauty, fresh food recipes, and cloth diapering. My goal is to live a greener life in an approachable way.

Megan is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

I'm not the craftiest of moms, but I love using food boxes or containers and adding them to my daughter's play kitchen. I'm a serious foodie, and the most beautiful French Macaron box is where my daughter's "baking goods" are kept! It also teaches her about organization!

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

My favorite book of all time is The Lorax, even as an adult. I remember reading it as a child, and the message is still as powerful as it was then.... maybe even more so. I think it's really important that kids know the cost of consumerism. It will hopefully make them think twice about every purchase they make.

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

The favorite healthy snack in our house is fruit. I either give my daughter a piece of fruit OR I change it up by making a smoothie with some frozen fruits. You can stop by a place like Trader Joe's a get a bunch of organic frozen fruits and make a new combination of smoothies every day! I also can sneak in frozen kale and other greens and make it delicious!

I also LOVE, LOVE to make stovetop popcorn. You can make it in soooo many flavors, and so much healthier (and cheaper) than microwave! Here is a link to our family recipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK-fMzTnbUc