Mark your calendars for a day of delicious, energy boosting indulgence on August 31, which is National Trail Mix Day! Leading trail mix manufacturer SunRidge Farms is encouraging Americans to hit the trail, grab their bikes or plan a hike, and take along this healthful snack that provides a quick carbohydrate-fueled boost paired with sustained energy from the heart-healthy fats found in many nuts included in trail mix.

Fun Trail Mix Facts:

Trail mix has been eaten by Native Americans for thousands of years, and originally included buffalo meat.

Trail mix is featured in Jack Kerouac’s iconic 1958 novel The Dharma Bums.

Trail mix is the favorite healthy snack of celebrities such as Jessica Biel and Blake Lively.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott munched trail mix to maintain his energy while trekking through the snow in 1901 during his attempt to conquer the Antarctic.

Trail mix is known as Scroggin in Australia, Studentenfutter in Denmark and Pink Buggie in Canada. Each version contains ingredients as unique as their names suggest. ·

Tips to Help You Enjoy National Trail Mix Day:

At Work: Ditch the sweets and grab a nutritional trail mix for your afternoon snack to keep your energy sustained. Try an organic s such as Organic Cranberry Harvest Mix.

For A Natural Energy Boost: Hit the trail for a lunchtime walk or jog, armed with your favorite energizing mix, such as SunRidge Farms’ Hit the Trail Mix.

With Your Kids: Fuel your kids with a fun and natural trail mix such as Berries and Chocolate Antioxidant Mix, rather than candy or chips.

*Image and tips provided by SunRidge Farms, which produces more than 20 varieties of trail mix available in more than 5,500 stores across the country and online at www.sunridgefarms.com.

Celebrate the 4th of July making some fun crafts at home with the kiddos, or trying out a new recipe or two from this free, downloadable 4th of July Crafts and Recipes eBook found on FaveCrafts.com! For those on a budget, enjoying the festivities at home can be just as scintillating, with family members nearby. “Mom’s” favorite? The Fourth of July Chalkboard Labels! Super cute – what a great idea for any holiday or special occasion!

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

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4 Eco-Friendly Ideas For Summer Day Trips

Most summer day trips involve some event in the city, but they don’t have to. Whether you want to do something within a day’s drive from home, or are on a vacation adventure and want to squeeze in a day adventure close to your Utah Resort, there are a variety of ways to make the most of your outing and still keep it green.

Biking. An eco-friendly favorite, biking doesn’t use any fuel, emit any nasty gases (unless you had too many beans for dinner), and allows you to experience clean air blowing your curly locks. Biking can be done from literally anywhere. More and more cities are adding greenbelts to their city surroundings, and more “off-road” trails are being maintained in nature areas all over the country for all skill levels.

Hiking. There’s nothing like a good hike. You can hike through your local park or take a short trip to a natural area for a good hike. There are so many available hiking trails within an hour or two from most city centers, that you might even be able to take a different trail for every week of your summer.

Canoeing. America is full of rivers and with these rivers comes canoeing outfits – or rafting. A canoe trip down a lazy river with a picnic in the middle is an ideal summery thing to do. You’ll have to do some research before you go, make sure you’re not going to start out on a gentle river and end up in some scary rapids, or scout out some outfitters that can point you to the perfect trip.

Ride the Train. This seems in conflict with the above ideas, but if you live in a more urban area you might think about taking a train ride. There is some controversy about how much trains pollute, but it depends on the train and overall they pollute less than your car does. Plus, they won’t be hauling just you and your family. The idea here is discovering a brand new destination and explore on foot. You might even take the train to a completely new area in the next state.

This article was written by Eric Rea of ericrea.com expressly for Tiny Green Mom. A BIG thanks to Eric for this timely article!

*Image found on ClipArt.*

Were you aware that the Home Depot offers FREE Kids Workshops where they can learn to build and create useful items for the home? “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom just discovered this awesome opportunity!

Coming up on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010, kids can learn how to make their own wooden Periscope, and on Saturday, August 7, 2010 – kids can craft their own School Bus Pencil Organizer.

For more information, and to locate a Home Depot nearest you offering Kids Workshops, visit HomeDepot.com.

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By night, Tana writes her own parenting & green lifestyle blog, Tiny Green Mom. She is a married mom of three living in Sarasota, FL who is passionate about health & wellness. In 2015, she watched her 5-year-old daughter pass away after a lengthy battle with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire others to meet each day with grace & love despite such an incredible loss.

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