Barefoot by the Sea: Every Cart Counts with White Wave and #Shaws #sponsored

Friday, April 8, 2016

Every Cart Counts with White Wave and #Shaws #sponsored

I think a lot of people try to make the best choice when they fill their grocery carts. In general, I am committed to purchasing local when possible, organic and the best food possible for our family. This became quite important to me when I was pregnant with my first daughter, 12 years ago. I no longer was reaching for the quickest option instead, I was looking for nutritious foods, ones that were nutrient dense and would fuel our bodies. We've come a long way in these  past years and I can say I feel good about the choices we make and pass along to our daughters. I know it isn't easy for everybody but you have to start somewhere, right?  That's why I was excited to help promote awareness about Shaws and White Wave's Earth Month "Every Cart Counts" program!
What is "Every Cart Counts"? This is a program where White Wave actually will buy shoppers carts of groceries around the country when they spot the participating items.  The program looks to show their customers how their everyday earth friendly choices make big impacts on diet and the health of our planet! 
What items should you fill your cart with you ask? Great items from Earthbound Farm, Silk, So Delicious, Simply Pure, Horizon and Vega! 
The truth is, there's real benefits in healthy eating. Choosing brands that are responsibly produced and available at Shaws.  Here's are few details about some of the great companies participating in "Every Cart Counts"

·   EarthboundFarm was founded over 30 years ago on a backyard garden in Carmel Valley with a commitment to farm organically. Currently have almost 50,000 acres of certified organic farmland; sustainably farming and keeping synthetic chemicals out of the environment.
·   Producing a half gallon of our plant-based beverages requires on average 77 percent less water than producing the same amount on conventional dairy milk
·   Silk and So Delicious products are all enrolled in or verified by the Non GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP).
·    Horizon was founded more than 20 years ago, their founders helped pioneer the organic dairy movement and became the first company to supply organic milk nationwide. They believe in bringing the very best organic ingredients, which is why they offer Certified Organic and Made with Organic products. Certified Organic products have 95% organic ingredients and can show the USDA organic seal. Made with Organic products have at least 70% organic ingredients and call out the main organic ingredients on pack.

·   Simply Pure creamer is made with real milk and cream and real cane sugar.
Using some of these ingredients, I made a delicious, healthy smoothie this morning!  So good and full of antioxidants and fiber! Don't be fooled by the tiny chia seeds, they pack a powerful nutritional punch!
Raspberry Chia Smoothie
1 cup Earthbound Farm frozen raspberries
1 cup Silk Almond Milk
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon local honey
Blend raspberries, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and honey with ice. 
Serve and enjoy! 
Here's to the Every Cart Counts program at Shaws and eating healthy!  Since Earth Month is here, I can't think of a better time to celebrate our health! 

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