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How to Use Less and Recycle More ........................... 4 Breakfast with Heart ......................................................... 6 Almond Goodness ............................................................ 8 Healthy Decadence ............................................................ 9 Peanut Butter Dreams .....................................................10 Sauce It Up ...........................................................................11 Nasal Health—Naturally .................................................12 E-Coupons ..........................................................................13 What’s in Mambo’s Shopping Cart?..............................15


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id you ever hear that the most effective way to reduce waste is simply not to create it in the first place? The challenge is, we Americans tend to be rather avid consumers—and we discard a lot too. Astonishingly, between 1960 and 2010, the amount of refuse we created individually increased from 2.7 to 4.4 pounds per day. This generated 250 million tons of waste in the U.S. in 2010 alone! To effectively reduce material production and disposal, we need to use less, re-purpose more, and recycle everything we can. The good news is that over 70% of the millions of tons of garbage Americans produce annually can be recycled. With these simple tips, you can measurably help our fragile planet:

Love gently used Buying new items may be second nature to you, but a “greener” approach can definitely save you cash. It can be fun to track down clever garage sale bargains, score a cool pair of vintage jeans, engage in clothing swaps with friends, or collect interesting gifts and home décor items in antique and second hand stores.You can also save precious trees by purchasing used books only, available in virtually every category at www.amazon.com.

Prioritize your recycling Why not work smarter rather than harder by targeting the top 10 most important items to recycle, based on environmental impact? According to the National Recycling Coalition, these are:

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Aluminum cans Plastic bottles Newspaper Corrugated cardboard Steel cans

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Polyethylene plastic bottles and jugs Glass containers Magazines Mixed paper Computers 4


Conserve water Did you know that only 1% of the water on this planet is usable? A recent U.S. government survey revealed that at least 36 states anticipate local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve dwindling supplies for future generations. Amazingly, reducing your shower time by just one minute enables you to save 150 gallons of water per month!

Minimize virgin materials According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, each American uses about 47,000 pounds of newly mined materials each year, which takes a huge environmental toll. Increasing your use of recycled products—in every possible category—will enable you to scale back dramatically on your use of virgin materials. Bonus: the more we buy recycled items, the lower the cost will be over time.

Start composting Did you know that virtually anything that comes from nature—leaves, grass, fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, and more—can be returned to the earth? Composting enriches your soil and even fights global warming by reducing landfill pollution that would otherwise add methane gases to the atmosphere. Learn more about composting here. While we could all do more, it’s important to note that every small effort you make counts over time. Let’s work together to ensure a healthy, happy planet—for many generations to come.

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Breakfast with Heart In this complicated world, isn’t it a relief to occasionally return to healthy basics? Among the most essential is breakfast. That’s because a nourishing morning meal sets the tone for your entire day— fueling your body, stabilizing your blood sugar, increasing your energy, even improving your mood. Sure, breakfast should be nutritious, but can it be a hit with the whole family too? You bet! Breakfast is truly a way of life for Nature’s Path. This family-owned company has long specialized in creating the most innovative, healthiest, organically delicious breakfast options available.You’ll find everything from whole grain hot and cold cereals, waffles and toaster pastries, to granola bars and baking mixes. You’ll also discover an especially alluring new option: premium granola! Meet Love Crunch—Nature’s Path’s new line up of premium organic granolas with heart.You’ll love the creative flavors, including Aloha Blend—Mmmmm, a crunchy Pina Colada for breakfast? Then there’s Carrot Cake, made with organic pecans, carrots, pineapple, raisins, and cinnamon, crowned with tasty organic yogurt chips for that deliciously “frosted flavor.” Apple pie fans will swoon for the comforting, cinnamon-infused Apple Crumble, while chocolate lovers should prepare for healthy decadence. Dark Chocolate & Red Berries Granola is not just for breakfast, it’s also the perfect treat to alleviate that sweet tooth—on the slim! Chocolate flavored granola with real bits of strawberries and raspberries—few things conjure up such a feeling of delicious romance. 6


And why limit beloved treats to the holidays, when you can enjoy seasonal Gingerbread Granola bursting with tasty molasses and delectable spices due to hit a Whole Foods near you in October. For every bag of Love Crunch you buy, Nature’s Path donates the equivalent in cash and organic food to food banks— up to $1 million a year! Nature’s Path is a culture that clearly transcends their breakfast ideals. They also believe in people and planet, and tirelessly strive to make the world a better place. Their employees will tell you about education grants and incentives to buy hybrid cars, money for wellness activities like gym memberships and commuter bikes, even on-site organic gardens! This savvy, Non GMO Project Verified company sponsors urban gardening projects, environmental education and preservation programs. And they’re making it fun and easy for their customers andw their families to eat healthy, with foods as nutritious as they are irresistible. Talk about your win-win! How about the planet? Well, Nature’s Path has an interesting credo: “Always leave the soil better than you found it.” This guiding principle leads them to source their ingredients from organic farms, while also converting existing land for organic usage. Meanwhile, they’ve reduced the amount of paper in their packaging, compost like crazy and even created a “green” roof at their headquarters. Can you imagine a company being completely carbon neutral by 2020? Nature’s Path does! These are heroic people to watch, while getting delightfully nourished along the way. The main ingredient is love. To learn more about Nature’s Path, and the real-life love story behind Love Crunch, visit www.naturespath.com, facebook.com/naturespath, or Twitter@naturespath.

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re you an almond lover? If so, you’re benefitting from a natural whole food, with a host of wellness benefits thrown in for good measure. Along with being deliciously versatile, almonds are nutritional powerhouses, and may offer protection against a variety of common health conditions. Blue Diamond® brings out the best in almonds—in all their forms. From fresh nuts, to milk, to crackers and nut thins, almond nutrition never tasted so fabulous! Almond Breeze almond milk is an ideal dairy alternative, especially for those avoiding soy, lactose and casein. Poured over cereal, in recipes from muffins to creamy sauces, or ice cold with a freshly baked cookie, it’s a winner, hands down. Blue Diamond Nut Thins—wheat & gluten-free crackers made from almonds & rice—deserve a place of honor on appetizer platters served with fine wine, or with a bit of cheese as a snack anytime. They’re also a perfect on-the-go nosh for many active families. Then you have Blue Diamond Baked Nut Chips, made from fresh almonds and wholesome brown rice. Not only do these irresistible nibbles deliver less saturated fat than regular potato chips, they’re also wheat & gluten-free! With these winning options, who needs GMO-corn chips or refined white flour snacks? Almonds make the grade! Visit www.bluediamond.com

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o you love freshly-baked treats? Most people do. The trick is finding a way to make them both healthy and easy. Why not let Dr. Oetker make your kitchen “baking central”? This trusted line of baking aids has helped ensure delicious successes from many generations of home bakers. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice at whipping up goodies, Dr. Oetker’s baking aids are the ingredients of choice for perfect results every time. Dr. Oetker is the only national brand to offer such a varied range of baking products—including cakes, icings, muffins, brownies, cookies and more. You’ll love working with convenient, pre-measured pouches for all your scratch baking needs, with natural flavorings and sumptuous glazes and sauces for delicious convenience and versatility. The appealing array of cake mixes includes both traditional and contemporary favorites, while the dessert mixes feature sophisticated treats like Classic Crème Brûlée, Lemon Pie Filling, Milk Chocolate Mousse and many more. The elegant mousses are a snap to prepare—simply whip and chill. You can even frost cakes with them! These premium indulgences from Dr. Oetker may taste expensive, but they’re priced for all occasions. Serve them at home, for picnics, parties, gifts and more. Bake up the best! Visit www.oetker.us

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oes your child eat enough healthy protein? This can be challenging, as some children get finicky at mealtime. The trick is finding items they love that are highly nourishing as well. What’s a time-tested favorite for kids of all ages? Peanut butter of course! This amazingly versatile food is also a wonderful source of plant-based protein, which is especially important for growing brains and bodies. Select with care, however, as some brands of this otherwise nutritious food are full of trans fats, salt and sugar. Earth Balance has crafted an incredibly tasty solution. Whether you’re a smooth operator on team creamy, or like to shake things up with a little crunch, you’ll love this 100% natural peanut butter. It starts with fresh peanuts roasted and ground to perfection. Then, they add flaxseed for valuable alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) omega-3s. Next comes agave syrup for a kiss of wholesome sweetness, plus their own expeller-pressed oils for beautifully blended, no-stir results. This high-quality, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, über delicious peanut butter is ideal for a dreamy PB & J sandwich, spread on whole grain toast for a quick, healthy breakfast, as a dip for sliced apples and carrots, nestled in celery sticks, or just enjoyed by the spoonful. That’s peanut perfection! Visit www.earthbalancenatural.com

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ome families find that after a comparatively relaxed summer schedule, school nights can get rather hectic with homework, plus earlier bedtimes, often leaving less time to prepare wholesome, home-cooked dinners. That’s when many busy people look for healthy shortcuts in the kitchen—especially those mothers who strive to please everyone by cooking both kid and adult meals each night. Instead, how about creating one fabulous entrée the whole family will love? Healthy simplicity is the ticket! With an array of gluten-free sauces, San-J has long been a lifesaver for active, wellness-conscious families. With San-J sauces, it’s easy to whip up a familyfriendly menu that’s quick, healthy, and delicious. San-J Tamari Soy Sauce is naturally brewed with 100% soy and no wheat for a rich, smooth flavor. This light, tasty pantry essential enlivens everything from soups and salads to marinades and countless entrées. San-J Asian Cooking Sauces are another winner, making it easy for the whole family to enjoy colorful, appealing, veggie-laden meals. Imagine the possibilities with options like Thai Peanut Sauce, Szechuan Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Sweet & Tangy Sauce, Asian BBQ Sauce, and Orange Sauce. Try all San-J Gluten Free Asian Cooking Sauces, which deliver sumptuous flavor naturally, with no artificial preservatives or MSG added. Let’s get cooking! Visit www.san-j.com for recipes, tips and more!

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ow have your sinuses weathered the summer months? For many people, high pollen counts and other airborne irritants pose a definite challenge, especially during the warmer seasons. Before you reach for chemical antihistamines or decongestants, however, consider that these drugs often dry out sinuses and airways, potentially increasing your discomfort. Nor do they address the core issue: the irritants clinging to sensitive sinus passages. So what alternatives do you have to those chemical-based options? Well, nasal irrigation treatments make sense, as they do address the actual problem. However, even natural saline sprays can be drying or “stinging” to delicate nasal passages. Many allergy sufferers—as well as people prone to year-round sinus issues—have long awaited better solutions. Guess what? The wait is over! Xlear—pronounced “clear”—Nasal Spray offers the wellness benefits of saline rinses without the drying and stinging. That’s largely due to a unique ingredient called xylitol. Have you heard of this safe, low-glycemic, sugar alternative? Well, it happens to have multiple health applications. Studies show that xylitol is highly beneficial for sinonasal irrigation, improving chronic rhinosinusitis symptoms more effectively than saline rinses. As a bonus, xylitol even blocks contaminants from adhering to the nasal passages, helping to minimize future sinus issues. Here’s to breathing clear—for life! Visit www.xlear.com

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Snack Right Looking for a healthy snack that seems rather decadent? Let’s make it conveniently portable too. Grab a Nature’s Path crunchy organic granola bar! If you love crunchy bars, they’ve got you covered. Try Apple Pie Crunch, Peanut Choco Crunch, Macaroon Crunch, and more. This family-run company offers a winning array of yummy organic breakfast options. Rise and shine! Visit naturespath.com, facebook.com/naturespath, or Twitter@naturespath naturespath.com

Natural Glamour Are you seeking safer, healthier alternatives for your body care needs? Many natural beauties are. Plantlife Natural Body Care delivers with 100% pure, vegan, gluten-free, eco-friendly beauty solutions, healthy for all skin types and made in the U.S.A.! You’ll love these lush, pampering treats, including soaps, bath salts and oils, lotions and more. Shop at www.plantlife.net with coupon code “MAMBO” for 20% off your order. “Green” gals unite! plantlife.net

Organic Quencher What’s the best way to shift kids away from sodas? Get back to basics! Highquality organic juices pack a punch of natural flavor. Santa Cruz Organic® juices have a favorite for everyone, from original Apple Juice, to the more innovative Orange Mango or exotic Passionfruit Nectar juice blends. These tantalizing, certified USDA organic juices quench even the most selective of thirsts. Get your juice on! santacruzorganic.com

Kids’ Crunch With school kicking in, healthy kid snacks are more important than ever. Ready for some smart options? Crunchmaster® is proud to announce its new line of kid-friendly snack crisps. These Cheddar Cheezy Crisps and Cinnamon & Sugar Grammy Crisps are delicious and nutritious; made with 100% whole grains and certified gluten and peanut free. Cool snacks for kids (and the kid in you)! crunchmaster.com

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Contest ends October 1, 2012. Winners selected at random.


September Messenger 2012