Today’s Solutions: October 18, 2021

Healthy Kitchens Week

It's Healthy Kitchens Week and we're bringing you solutions for sustainable cooking, energy efficient appliances, and green lifestyle hacks!

These 18 foods are surprisingly freezer friendly

For the good of our wallets and the planet, we’re all trying to reduce our personal food waste. Freezing food is one of the best ways to preserve it for later use and prevent it from spoiling. The good news is there are a lot of freezable items you might not even know about. Today we share 18 Read More...

“Regenerative Meat” — The meaning behind a new food label

If you’ve shopped for meat lately, you might have noticed that some packaging is sporting a new label: “regenerative meat.” Just like “grass-fed” or “antibiotic-free,” this sounds good, but what exactly does it mean and what qualifications must a farm achieve to label its products as Read More...

Moringa: The benefits of this little known superfood

If you’ve never heard of moringa, you’re not alone. This under the radar superfood is not commonly sold at grocery stores, but it has many health benefits that will make you want to add it to your daily diet. Today we share a few of those from our friends over at the Food Revolution Read More...

Bad breath might be worth it: The heart health benefits of garlic

Though it may get a bad rap for causing unpleasant breath, garlic represents a basic building block of flavor that should be present in any kitchen. Its benefits, however, go beyond giving dishes a spicy personality — it is also one of the most underrated heart-healthy foods. As explained by Read More...

5 Ways to maintain an eco-friendly kitchen

The choices we make in the kitchen have a huge impact on the environment. Luckily, the eco-conscious movement is catching on and more people are prioritizing “going green” in their homes. Here are five tips to go green in your own kitchen. Recycle. Most people already have a good idea of why Read More...

The Optimist View: Healthy Kitchens Week

“Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.” – Andrew Zimmern  The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home.  That’s where we gather with our families or friends to break bread, get nourishment, find connection.  To celebrate Earth Day, which really has grown to Read More...

The Climate Diet: A guide to living for a greener future

We at The Optimist Daily are big fans of lifestyle changes that contribute towards slashing greenhouse gas emissions and offer a sense of autonomy in creating a greener future. We’ve written at length about the benefits of shifting towards a plant-based lifestyle and reducing personal waste and Read More...

6 Creative recipes to put your food scraps to good use

Last year, scientists from Pennsylvania State University released a report revealing that the average US household wastes about 31 percent of the food it buys — that’s one in three bites ending up in the bin. And while the best way to prevent waste is to stop buying more food than you need, Read More...

Healthy Kitchens Thought Leader: Food Activist Chef Ahki

Adopting new healthy habits that stick isn’t always easy, but having some inspirational leadership for guidance sure does help. Today we’re highlighting one of our favorite Healthy Kitchens voices: Chef Ahki.  Sepsenahki, or "Chef Ahki," is on a mission to inspire everyone, but especially Read More...

7 Things you should have in your kitchen to help reduce waste

The kitchen is the heart of many households. It's where we share meals, laughter, and cook all our food. But all that hustle and bustle also means a lot of waste. Here are seven items that will help you reduce your kitchen waste significantly. A compost. Most of the waste generated in a kitchen Read More...