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Crunchy Cocktail Hour

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Crunchy Cocktail Hour
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Do you want to use cleaner, greener products or serve healthier food to your kids but everyday life gets in the way? Girl, same! We are Alison and Larisa, two full-time working moms trying to ensure we surround ourselves and our kids with the best products on the market while navigating the flood of information on what is and isn’t healthy. Oh, and we like cocktails.

Latest Episodes

Alison Doesn't Want this Episode to be Called Sustainable Bathroom

Listen in as we talk through our recommendations for easy changes you can make that are good for you and good for the environment. Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Trailblazer Get more sustainable:Go disposable cotton-free for skincareOrganic Reusable Makeup Remover PadsBathroom Vanity Container Make-up Remover Cloth When possible avoid the following types of makeup packaging:Mirrors PumpsMagnetsKeep a recycling container in the bathroomMove to better for you, better for the environment feminine care productsLola - use code CRUNCHY for 40% off your orderLena cupPut a Cup In ItThinx period proof pantiesUse a more sustainable razorBillieSafety Razor and Razor Blade BankDitch plastic toothbrushesElectric toothbrush (only throw away the head)Bamboo ToothbrushUse more sustainable toilet PaperUse post consumer recyled toilet paperBidet Ora Organicwas created by healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with ridiculously nutritious plant-based products that make people and the planet healthier. For 15% off your first order, head toOra Organicand use code CRUNCHY. Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their feminine care products, so it’s no surprise that most of them don’t. The major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients that may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. With Lola you can take comfort in knowing that you are using 100% organic products. Get 40% off your first subscription order with promo code CRUNCHY when you subscribe atmylola.com.Code valid on Lola and Sex by Lola subscriptions.

55 MIN3 d ago
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Alison Doesn't Want this Episode to be Called Sustainable Bathroom

Parenting Styles

Helicopter, Tiger, Free Range or Attachment. What kind of parent are you? Links Mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Sweetwater 420 Strain G13 IPA EverlyWell makes lab test easy with 30+ at-home kits — from fertility to thyroid to food sensitivity tests. EverylyWell offers simple at-home sample collection, free shipping, and physician-reviewed results and insights sent to your device in just days. For 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit everlywell.com/crunchy and enter code CRUNCHY.

49 MIN2 w ago
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Parenting Styles

The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate

There's something very important that divides our friendship … pumpkin spice. Links Mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Pumking Imperial AleThe backup beer: Sweetwater 420 Strain G13 IPAGreen candle companieson GreenPages Ora Organic was created by healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with ridiculously nutritious plant-based products that make people and the planet healthier. For 15% off your first order, head to Ora Organic and use code CRUNCHY.

49 MINSEP 20
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The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate

Back to School

Larisa's twins are headed off to Kindergarten and she's only slightly freaking out. Links mentioned in this episode: Larisa's Back to School Must Haves:Labels: Mabel's LabelsLunch Bags: LunchBots (preferable if using LunchBots bento boxes)Bento Boxes: LunchBots (we have the large trios)Thermos: LunchBots (recommend the wide mouth for kids, the tall ones are better for adults) - great for soups, mac n' cheese, etc.Stainless Containers: U Konserve - great for fruit, snacks, etc.Condiment Containers: Stainless Steel w/ Silicone LidsSandwich Bags: LunchSkins with zippers (my preferred choice), LunchSkins traditional, Stasher BagsCups: Thermos Funtainer, Replacement StrawsUtensils: To-Go Ware Bamboo (we clip these onto their lunch bags) Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their feminine care products, so it’s no surprise that most of them don’t. The major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients that may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. With Lola you can take comfort in knowing that you are using 100% organic products. Get 40% off your first subscription order with promo code CRUNCHY when you subscribe at mylola.com. Code valid on Lola and Sex by Lola subscriptions.

46 MINAUG 23
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Back to School

Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?

Is healthy eating an eating disorder? Let's discuss. DISCLAIMER:The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Vodka & Cucumber SpindriftNational Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)NEDA Helpline: 800-931-2237

47 MINJUN 28
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Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?

Summer Packing List

It's finally summer and we are hitting the road! Check out what we're packing in our bags. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Alchemist Focal BangerToiletry Bag AlisonYTTP face washYTTP superfood moisturizerDrunk Elephant c-firma Vitamin C serumDrunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye CreamCaudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum Coola Tinted MoisturizerDrunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-pollution sunshine dropsFirst aid beauty body creamBeauty by Design eye Serum Silicone travel containers LarisaUrsa Major FacewashBeauty by Design Eye GelAgent Nateur Holi Oil Refining SerumEgyptian MagicOsmia Nectar Vital Rose DropsSkin Owl Beauty WhipOne Love Vitamin C Body Oil Makeup BagAlison Ilia FoundationBeauty BlenderBeauty Counter Cream Blush StickPacifica MascaraIlia MascaraLarisaFitglow MascaraVapour Beauty StickFitglow ConcealerIlia FoundationWell People OptimistLipstickMakeup brushBeach Bag LarisaCoola LipluxBeach cartAlisonEveryone Hand Sanitizer Episode Sponsor: Green Chef ...

54 MINJUN 14
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Summer Packing List

Sun, Skin, Sunscreen

If you haven't yet made the switch to safer sunscreen, listen in as we talk through the latest studies that have the FDA paying attention, our take on the Vitamin D vs. sunscreen issue, and our latest favorite products. DISCLAIMER:The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Founders All Day IPAMyth of the Multivitamin, Episode 38FDA NEWS RELEASE: FDA advances new proposed regulation to make sure that sunscreens are safe and effectiveSunscreen enters bloodstream after just one day of use, study saysSunscreen Recommendations (in no particular order):Coola Tinted Mineral Sunscreen (for face)Blue Lizard - Baby and Sensitive formulas only. Regular, Sport, etc. contain parabens and other harmful ingredients.BadgerBabo BotanicalsBeautyCounterAlba Botanica Mineral– This brand makes chemical and physical sunscreen. ...

49 MINMAY 31
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Sun, Skin, Sunscreen

From the Archives: No One Will Eat With Us

Throwing it back to our FIRST episode to share some of our triumphs and struggles of navigating food allergies and choices while maintaining some normalcy. Links Mentioned in this Episode: Food Allergy Awareness Week/MonthDrinkRecipe:Cucumber and Lime Infused Gin & TonicLarisa’s blog post about #LadyCampFREE Printable Allergy Cards

53 MINMAY 17
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From the Archives: No One Will Eat With Us

Capsule Wardrobes and Sustainable Fashion

Fashion CAN be both simple and sustainable with capsule wardrobes - but getting started can be overwhelming! Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Conshohocken Brewing Type A IPAArticle on Donna Karen's Seven Easy PiecesArticle on fast fashion and the shift to sustainable fashionHow to start your capsule wardrobe:Step 1: Edit your existing closetStep 2: Determine your color paletteStep 3: Invest in your staples - As I see it, you need 13 piecesJeansPants/trousersTailored DressPencil skirtCardigan SweaterSilk TopButton down shirt Crew Neck SweaterClassic T Classic TankBlazer (I have pale pink and black)Jean JacketOther Classic Jacket (trench, leather, military style) Step 4: Invest in your accessories Step 5: Invest in your shoesStep 6: Add in seasonal pieces Step 7: Create outfits and photograph! donakaran_42i1 Partner Spotlight: Lively LIVELY is inspired by what makes women sexy today; smart, healthy, active and outgoing. They provide a line of bras and undies that ...

76 MINMAY 3
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Capsule Wardrobes and Sustainable Fashion

In the News: Dairy Pride, Menstrual Cups, AB 495

Deep in the recesses of Larisa's newsfeed... updates on the Dairy Pride Act, new studies on menstrual cups, and Assembly Bill 495. Links Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 39: The Not So Funny Stuff on Larisa's NewsfeedDairy Pride Act Press Release Study Journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Impact of Currently Marketed Tampons and Menstrual Cups on Staphylococcus aureus Growth and Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1 Production In VitroAssembly Bill 495: Toxic-Free Cosmetics ActThe Toxic 20 Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive ...

32 MINAPR 19
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In the News: Dairy Pride, Menstrual Cups, AB 495

Latest Episodes

Alison Doesn't Want this Episode to be Called Sustainable Bathroom

Listen in as we talk through our recommendations for easy changes you can make that are good for you and good for the environment. Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Connecticut Valley Brewing Company Trailblazer Get more sustainable:Go disposable cotton-free for skincareOrganic Reusable Makeup Remover PadsBathroom Vanity Container Make-up Remover Cloth When possible avoid the following types of makeup packaging:Mirrors PumpsMagnetsKeep a recycling container in the bathroomMove to better for you, better for the environment feminine care productsLola - use code CRUNCHY for 40% off your orderLena cupPut a Cup In ItThinx period proof pantiesUse a more sustainable razorBillieSafety Razor and Razor Blade BankDitch plastic toothbrushesElectric toothbrush (only throw away the head)Bamboo ToothbrushUse more sustainable toilet PaperUse post consumer recyled toilet paperBidet Ora Organicwas created by healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with ridiculously nutritious plant-based products that make people and the planet healthier. For 15% off your first order, head toOra Organicand use code CRUNCHY. Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their feminine care products, so it’s no surprise that most of them don’t. The major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients that may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. With Lola you can take comfort in knowing that you are using 100% organic products. Get 40% off your first subscription order with promo code CRUNCHY when you subscribe atmylola.com.Code valid on Lola and Sex by Lola subscriptions.

55 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Alison Doesn't Want this Episode to be Called Sustainable Bathroom

Parenting Styles

Helicopter, Tiger, Free Range or Attachment. What kind of parent are you? Links Mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Sweetwater 420 Strain G13 IPA EverlyWell makes lab test easy with 30+ at-home kits — from fertility to thyroid to food sensitivity tests. EverylyWell offers simple at-home sample collection, free shipping, and physician-reviewed results and insights sent to your device in just days. For 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test, visit everlywell.com/crunchy and enter code CRUNCHY.

49 MIN2 w ago
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Parenting Styles

The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate

There's something very important that divides our friendship … pumpkin spice. Links Mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Pumking Imperial AleThe backup beer: Sweetwater 420 Strain G13 IPAGreen candle companieson GreenPages Ora Organic was created by healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with ridiculously nutritious plant-based products that make people and the planet healthier. For 15% off your first order, head to Ora Organic and use code CRUNCHY.

49 MINSEP 20
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The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate

Back to School

Larisa's twins are headed off to Kindergarten and she's only slightly freaking out. Links mentioned in this episode: Larisa's Back to School Must Haves:Labels: Mabel's LabelsLunch Bags: LunchBots (preferable if using LunchBots bento boxes)Bento Boxes: LunchBots (we have the large trios)Thermos: LunchBots (recommend the wide mouth for kids, the tall ones are better for adults) - great for soups, mac n' cheese, etc.Stainless Containers: U Konserve - great for fruit, snacks, etc.Condiment Containers: Stainless Steel w/ Silicone LidsSandwich Bags: LunchSkins with zippers (my preferred choice), LunchSkins traditional, Stasher BagsCups: Thermos Funtainer, Replacement StrawsUtensils: To-Go Ware Bamboo (we clip these onto their lunch bags) Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive list of ingredients in their feminine care products, so it’s no surprise that most of them don’t. The major brands use a mix of synthetic ingredients that may also be treated with harsh chemical cleansing agents, fragrance, and dyes. With Lola you can take comfort in knowing that you are using 100% organic products. Get 40% off your first subscription order with promo code CRUNCHY when you subscribe at mylola.com. Code valid on Lola and Sex by Lola subscriptions.

46 MINAUG 23
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Back to School

Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?

Is healthy eating an eating disorder? Let's discuss. DISCLAIMER:The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Vodka & Cucumber SpindriftNational Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)NEDA Helpline: 800-931-2237

47 MINJUN 28
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Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?

Summer Packing List

It's finally summer and we are hitting the road! Check out what we're packing in our bags. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Alchemist Focal BangerToiletry Bag AlisonYTTP face washYTTP superfood moisturizerDrunk Elephant c-firma Vitamin C serumDrunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye CreamCaudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum Coola Tinted MoisturizerDrunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-pollution sunshine dropsFirst aid beauty body creamBeauty by Design eye Serum Silicone travel containers LarisaUrsa Major FacewashBeauty by Design Eye GelAgent Nateur Holi Oil Refining SerumEgyptian MagicOsmia Nectar Vital Rose DropsSkin Owl Beauty WhipOne Love Vitamin C Body Oil Makeup BagAlison Ilia FoundationBeauty BlenderBeauty Counter Cream Blush StickPacifica MascaraIlia MascaraLarisaFitglow MascaraVapour Beauty StickFitglow ConcealerIlia FoundationWell People OptimistLipstickMakeup brushBeach Bag LarisaCoola LipluxBeach cartAlisonEveryone Hand Sanitizer Episode Sponsor: Green Chef ...

54 MINJUN 14
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Summer Packing List

Sun, Skin, Sunscreen

If you haven't yet made the switch to safer sunscreen, listen in as we talk through the latest studies that have the FDA paying attention, our take on the Vitamin D vs. sunscreen issue, and our latest favorite products. DISCLAIMER:The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Founders All Day IPAMyth of the Multivitamin, Episode 38FDA NEWS RELEASE: FDA advances new proposed regulation to make sure that sunscreens are safe and effectiveSunscreen enters bloodstream after just one day of use, study saysSunscreen Recommendations (in no particular order):Coola Tinted Mineral Sunscreen (for face)Blue Lizard - Baby and Sensitive formulas only. Regular, Sport, etc. contain parabens and other harmful ingredients.BadgerBabo BotanicalsBeautyCounterAlba Botanica Mineral– This brand makes chemical and physical sunscreen. ...

49 MINMAY 31
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Sun, Skin, Sunscreen

From the Archives: No One Will Eat With Us

Throwing it back to our FIRST episode to share some of our triumphs and struggles of navigating food allergies and choices while maintaining some normalcy. Links Mentioned in this Episode: Food Allergy Awareness Week/MonthDrinkRecipe:Cucumber and Lime Infused Gin & TonicLarisa’s blog post about #LadyCampFREE Printable Allergy Cards

53 MINMAY 17
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From the Archives: No One Will Eat With Us

Capsule Wardrobes and Sustainable Fashion

Fashion CAN be both simple and sustainable with capsule wardrobes - but getting started can be overwhelming! Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Conshohocken Brewing Type A IPAArticle on Donna Karen's Seven Easy PiecesArticle on fast fashion and the shift to sustainable fashionHow to start your capsule wardrobe:Step 1: Edit your existing closetStep 2: Determine your color paletteStep 3: Invest in your staples - As I see it, you need 13 piecesJeansPants/trousersTailored DressPencil skirtCardigan SweaterSilk TopButton down shirt Crew Neck SweaterClassic T Classic TankBlazer (I have pale pink and black)Jean JacketOther Classic Jacket (trench, leather, military style) Step 4: Invest in your accessories Step 5: Invest in your shoesStep 6: Add in seasonal pieces Step 7: Create outfits and photograph! donakaran_42i1 Partner Spotlight: Lively LIVELY is inspired by what makes women sexy today; smart, healthy, active and outgoing. They provide a line of bras and undies that ...

76 MINMAY 3
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Capsule Wardrobes and Sustainable Fashion

In the News: Dairy Pride, Menstrual Cups, AB 495

Deep in the recesses of Larisa's newsfeed... updates on the Dairy Pride Act, new studies on menstrual cups, and Assembly Bill 495. Links Mentioned in this Episode: Episode 39: The Not So Funny Stuff on Larisa's NewsfeedDairy Pride Act Press Release Study Journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Impact of Currently Marketed Tampons and Menstrual Cups on Staphylococcus aureus Growth and Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1 Production In VitroAssembly Bill 495: Toxic-Free Cosmetics ActThe Toxic 20 Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners. With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can select the mix of products, number of boxes and frequency of delivery. You can cancel, skip and order or modify your subscription at any time –there’s no surprises or gimmicks so you can feel confident giving this a try. The FDA doesn’t require brands to disclose a comprehensive ...

32 MINAPR 19
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In the News: Dairy Pride, Menstrual Cups, AB 495