Week Long Eco-Friendly Mindset Challenge: Day 2

We began this journey yesterday. Go back to yesterday’s post if you want or just jump in now: I think we all know little ways that we can be more eco-friendly. And many of us, choose little ways for ease or laziness that are not environmentally friendly too. I know I’m a mix of both. So here’s a challenge for you: Let’s take 7 days and think about our choices. Each day I’ll give a short prompt with my thoughts and I would love your comments back. Easy-peasy, right?

Day 2 Let’s think about our meals. It is so easy to buy prepackaged foods to grab and go, or to stop at a drive-thru for something easy. This week, starting today (and maybe today is buying the foods and prepping it for tomorrow) replace one of those grab-n-go with something you put together at home. 

I do use Goldfish ® crackers for my kids’ school snacks, but to be more eco-friendly, I buy the great big box (4 kids means we will use it all), and then divvy it out into smaller containers for their school bags. On a “fail” day I use disposable snack baggies, which may or may not make it back home to be refilled. On a “win” day, I use reusable containers and hopefully get them back by the end of the week to reuse. (I intend to start making my own reusable snack bags/pouches, sign up here for the directions once I have a solid pattern.)

This week, I am going to work on prepping my breakfast foods the night before so I can grab n go something healthier. Have any of you succeeded for more than one day with the overnight oats? These sound great, but I never follow through.

Tell us one new thing you will do this week to avoid the prepackaged or drive thru.


  1. When travelling for some years, I have always took my packed lunch and drinks. Although I have had that takeaway drink mid stop one time. But i changed that and took my own.

    I do overnight oats regular. I always vary what I put in it, so it’s different every day.

    1. I’m pretty hit or miss on overnight oats. When I’m in the right mood they are quick and fantastic, but sometimes I’m not in the mood for oatmeal. It’s a great way to eat healthy and have a smooth morning! I should start again now that it’s getting cold again.

  2. I like to freeze bananas to make a quick smoothie in the mornings for breakfast. Just add some peanut butter and almond milk, and I love it!

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