We Recycle (And you can too!)

We take great care to minimize our environmental impact at the store, from the grocery bags we use, to the way we handle packing materials from our shipments, and separating our recycling from garbage.   Since so many of our customers are also concerned with being "green", we encourage our customers to take advantage of available recycling options.

To that end, we have a few programs in place which allow customers to bring in select items for recycling that would otherwise be headed to the landfill.  

NOW FOODS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

 Bring us your EMPTY flexible packages from NOW FOODS

Bring us your EMPTY flexible packages from NOW FOODS

TerraCycle® and NOW® have partnered to create a free recycling program for NOW® flexible packaging, and we are a participating retail location to drop off.

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover food). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please dry prior to drop off.

For every pound of packaging that Healthy Habitz sends in, we are awarded 100 points which can be used to donate to charitable causes.  Once we accumulate 2500 points, we can donate to our local school.   With your help, we can reach that goal and you can feel good about buying from a company that thinks about the entire life cycle of its products. 

BATTERY & CELL PHONE RECYCLING

Bring your used up batteries to our store for recycling through Call2Recycle.  All types of batteries welcome, as long as they are not leaking/corroded/recalled and weigh 11 lbs or less.  Cell phones are welcome too, although there's a better way to reuse those.  Read on..

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Americans throw away millions of batteries each year.  Only 10-12%of the 70 million pounds of batteries sold yearly in North America are recycled.

It's important to keep these out of the garbage.  Cell phones, batteries and other electronic devices  contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and brominated flame retardants.  These should stay out of landfills where they can contaminate air, soil, and groundwater.  Moreover, they also contain precious metals worth recovering.  This reduces environmental impact from mining for more virgin metals. 

For every one million cell phones recycled, we can recover 75 pounds of gold, 772 pounds of silver, 33 pounds of palladium, and 35,274 pounds of copper.  Other recoverable metals include tin, zinc, and platinum.

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Even the plastics can be recycled into new phone components, garden furniture, or auto parts.  Get more surprising facts about how much energy is saved by recycling cell phones here.

THINK GLOBALLY
Here's the better thing to do with your old cell phones.  Use this link to support healthcare programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America by just donating your old cell phones and tablets - working or not!  Medic Mobile projects support health workers in 26 countries where phones are used to register pregnancies, track disease outbreaks faster, monitor essential medicine stock and communicate about emergencies.  It's FREE and there's even a tax donation form so you can take that tax deduction!

ACT LOCALLY
For other hazardous materials, paint and electronics you may have around your house, note these DROP OFF DAYS through Mid Michigan Waste Authority to safely and responsibly purge!  It's a cleanse and detox of another kind, but still makes you feel so good!

 

Nutty for Nut Butters

Operating at full capacity with a 3rd grinder machine, we can now offer 3 kinds of organic nut butters!  Now you can grind your own Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Almond Butter as well as Organic Peanut Butter with a New lower price!  The texture is a perfect balance of  crunchy and smooth - just a bit of texture without large nutty chunks.  It is pure, unsalted, unsweetened nutty goodness. 

With a new, conveniently-located station you can easily fill up as much as you'd like!  You may bring in your own container (have us pre-weigh), or use provided 8oz or 16oz plastic deli containers.

 Simple to operate - Green button for Grind,  Red button to stop.  The colorful covers keep the dispensing end clean!

Simple to operate - Green button for Grind,  Red button to stop.  The colorful covers keep the dispensing end clean!

Cashew Butter  $10.99/lb*

Almond Butter $11.99/lb*

Peanut Butter  $4.99/lb*

*All Organic.  Prices current as of posting date, subject to change.

We give it to you straight up, so you can create your own delicious nutty concoctions at home.  Try adding sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or stevia.  A touch of salt and cinnamon can further enhance the flavor and make for a crave-able snack.

Add other flavorings to make surprisingly satisfying dressings.  Like this Balsamic Dressing from FitMittenKitchen, which can be done with almond or cashew butter.

Or how about this Asian-influenced Almond Butter Dressing atop a Rainbow of Veggies, courtesy of Justin's (who also make some yummy nut butter treats).

Grind as much or as little as you'd like, and taste the difference of fresh-ground!

 

Thai is Hot Right Now

You may have noticed the gaining popularity of Thai cuisine as it makes its way into more restaurants and menus.  Although typically associated with seasonings that make many Americans' eyes water, the heat factor can be adjusted when you are making dishes at home.  That's why we are excited to have a new Organic Thai Seasoning blend by Frontier in our bulk section!

For your culinary enjoyment, we recommend pairing this seasoning with our Fresh-Ground Organic Peanut Butter to make this Thai Peanut Dip.  Recipe below courtesy of Frontier.

This simple and healthy take on Thai dipping sauce goes great on cooked noodles, wraps, spring rolls, or just as a side dish for veggies and shrimp.  

Thai Peanut Dip

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  •  Total Time: 5 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 5 mins
  •  Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

Stir together all ingredients until smooth.  For a thinner sauce, add more coconut milk.  Enjoy!

Ear Candling

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We are no longer able to perform Ear Candling as a service due to liability and ventilation concerns.  However, we may periodically offer Training/Info Sessions so you can feel comfortable candling at home.

Reach out to us if you'd like to be contacted when we offer such training!  

Thanks for your understanding,

Suzan Moody & the Healthy Habitz crew

St. Patty's Day Sham-Rockin' Shake

We've got everything you need to make this delicious minty treat this St. Patty's weekend!  See Recipe Below.

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Sham-rockin Shake   

§    1 c Coconut Milk (or your favorite milk)

§    1 Avocado (could substitute Frozen Banana)

§    2-3 Tb Raw Honey

§    ½ tsp  Spirulina (for color and superfood boost)

§    3-6 drops of Young Living Vitality Peppermint Oil  (to taste)

§    1 tsp Vanilla extract

§    1 c  Ice Cubes

§    (optional)   1 dollop  TruWhip nondairy whipped topping

§    (optional)  1 tsp  Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs

Blend the first seven ingredients until smooth, top with TruWhip and Cacao Nibs for a little chocolatey crunch and pleasing appearance. 

Slàinte !