Happy New Year! I love the new year and the excitement it brings for what the upcoming year will hold for me personally and for our family. I’m not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but I do love making and setting goals for the upcoming year. Since my family is on a journey toward green, natural and healthy living, usually at least a few of my goals include ways that my family can move further along on our journey over the course of the year.
If you are interested in going green with your family and implementing some natural and healthy lifestyle changes I’d encourage you to set some natural living goals for your family this year. To help you get started I’ve asked some of my favorite green living bloggers to share one of their family’s natural and healthy goals for the new year.
Here are 13 Natural and Healthy Family Goals for the New Year:
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Family Nature Hikes 1 of 13I want to take my kids on a nature hike at least once a month.
Stacy at A Delightful Home
Gardening and Preserving 2 of 13I want to grow more of our own food and preserve as much as I can for our family to use throughout the year.
Jaime at Slightly Steady
Walking More 3 of 13We want to ditch the car as often as possible in favor of walking. We want to walk to the nearby grocery store instead of opting for the convenience of the car.
Andrea at The Greenbacks Gal
More Vegetarian Meals 4 of 13I want to serve our family more meatless but protein rich meals, to be able to afford more high-quality animal protein.
Sara at Your Thriving Family
Conscientious Consuming, Reducing, and Reusing 5 of 13We want to be more conscientious about our family's purchases, limiting purchases and reusing or repurposing as much as possible whether it's food, clothing, or other items we might be tempted to throw away.
Hillary at Accidentally Green
From Scratch, Unprocessed Food 6 of 13
Switch from Paper Products to Cloth 7 of 13Another great goal is to stop using paper products around your house and use cloth instead.
Get started with switching to cloth around your home.
Add Probiotics to Family’s Diet 8 of 13
Shop Local, Eco-Friendly, and Fair-Trade 9 of 13Make a goal this year to vote with your dollars by spending your money locally, as well as on eco-friendly and fair trade goods as often as possible. Every purchase makes a difference and tells companies that we want more of those kinds of products.
Becoming a Conscious Consumer
Move Off-Grid 10 of 13We would love to buy a new house and go off grid this year!
Kelley at With Eager Hands
Think Outside the Cereal Box 11 of 13This year I am going to think outside of the cereal box. Boxed cereal is easy, but it isn't the healthiest choice. I want to experiment with making freezer friendly breakfast dishes like baked oatmeal, granola bars, and breakfast burritos.
Rebekah at Simply Rebekah
Removing Toxins 12 of 13I want to continue reducing my family's exposure to toxins and dangerous chemicals inside our home by greening our personal care and cleaning products.
Beth at Red and Honey
Detox Diet 13 of 13Our family is doing the GAPS diet as a detox diet and way to kick start our healthy eating for the new year.
Trina at TrinaHolden.com
Have you made any Healthy Living Goals for your family for the New Year?
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