Our 6 favorite family picnic games of all time

With the weather getting warmer every day, it’s time to start dusting off all your favorite family picnic games. These six classic lawn games will appeal to your sense of nostalgia while getting the whole family outside in the sunshine. Make a day out of it by packing some of these tasty gluten free picnic snacks and some organic [...]

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10 Gluten Free Camping Snacks that Campers Love

Because camping and eating go hand in hand, here’s a list of gluten free camping food to help keep you and your fellow campers satisfied and feeling great on all your summer adventures. We’ve included these 10 recipes because they all follow our three C’s of outdoor eating: comforting, convenient, and cost-effective! Most of these recipes are best prepped from home [...]

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8 Raw Vegan Snacks That Tame A Hungry Tum

We’ve all experienced that mid-afternoon tummy grumbling that can’t be ignored. In that moment, we’re faced with a choice: a) scarf down the closest available donut, or b) exercise mindful eating with healthy vegan snacks. The latter might sound tough — especially when you’re already in major munch mode. So to make curbing cravings a cinch, here are 8 raw [...]

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Top 5 Vegan Breakfast Ideas That Leave Bloat Behind

Our top 5 vegan breakfast ideas are so fulfilling, you won’t even feel like you’re missing out on the traditional savory brunch spread. Don’t get us wrong — poached eggs soaked in hollandaise with a side of maple-glazed bacon will always smell heavenly. But let’s be honest, greasy spoon brunch feasts are more likely to send you crawling back [...]

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Kick off spring with these 5 gluten free picnic recipes

We’ve got gluten free picnic recipes on the brain. With spring (and bathing suit weather) just around the corner, we decided it was time to pull out the old wicker basket and start whipping up some healthy, gluten free picnic ideas. So we popped a couple Chai VerMints (a warm, spicy homage to the last days of winter) and settled [...]

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Vegan tastes tropical at Vegan Lovlie!

When we stumbled on Veganlovlie, a tropical-inspired vegan cooking blog, we licked our lips and danced in the kitchen. Then we promptly made these Vegetable Pancakes for breakfast and connected with Teenuja and Kevin, the blog’s righteously creative founders, whom we believe are living the essence of what we call the #MintyFreshLife – Clean, happy, healthy living with whole foods, great [...]

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A Jamie Oliver vegan inspired Mother's Day Celebration

Our two favorite gifts for a perfect Mama's Day include a whole day of delicious, homemade vegan food and a pack of  Café Express mints, for an after dinner freshener, of course! When it comes to healthy cooking, who better to draw inspiration from than our favorite do-gooder chef, Jamie Oliver. Not only has Jamie been a driving force in educating the [...]

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Make natural paint with leftover fruits and veggies

Homemade fruit and vegetable paint is recycling at its finest. When you just can’t finish that bag of wilting spinach (hey, it happens to the best of us), DIY paint is a great way to make the most out of a droopy, potentially smelly, situation. Plus it’ll buy you time between trips to the compost bin and save you a [...]

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A kids recipe for gluten free chocolate pancakes

If it were up to kids, we’d eat chocolate at every single meal. Hey, if we didn’t know better — and if our speedy teenage metabolisms had stuck with us into adulthood — we’d do the same. So when we tested out this recipe for gluten free chocolate pancakes, we knew we were onto something big. Not only are [...]

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13 ideas on how to use wintergreen oil to better your health

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about how to use wintergreen oil. We love the wintergreen plant and its sweet, minty flavor, which is why we started making making organic wintergreen mints in the first place. But the mouth freshening powers of wintergreen oil are just the beginning. Here are 13 ways you can use oil of wintergreen to better [...]

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