Brain Food

Connecting individual and community health is an important aspect of a sustainable society. Our communities can only be as healthy as the people who live in them. The resources on this page offer information that can help you live a more balanced and healthy lifestyle…one that benefits you, your community, and the planet in general.

Shopping for Sustainable and Healthy Food

Half the battle of eating with a positive impact, is knowing where to find healthy, reasonably priced, and sustainable options. While there is the perception that eating healthy and/or organic is more expensive, this does not have to be the case. By following a few helpful hints, you can eat healthy, and do so without spending your “whole paycheck.”

Sustainable Shopping Tips
  • Buy fresh foods as opposed to prepackaged processed food.  Yes, this means you will have to prepare (maybe even cook) your own food, and to some this is daunting…which is why we have provided some great resources in our recipe section (just below) to help make this easier. 
  • Commit to preparing your own meals more often. The more you prepare your own food, the less prepackaged food you will eat. Prepackaged food is more expensive, and is chock full of chemicals, and excessive amounts of sugars, salts, and fats…it’s also incredibly wasteful from a packaging and shipping perspective.

The links below list several options for purchasing sustainable and healthy food in Orange County:

Farmers’ Markets
Community Supported Agriculture

Community Education

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Recipes: Delicious, Quick, and Healthy

One of the most common reasons for not eating healthy, is that people are unaware of how easy it can be. Here are some resources to help you prepare delicious, quick, and easy food that is healthy for you and the environment.

The Sustainable Table
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
HEALing Foodie

Healthy Living and Getting Fit

In addition to the food you put in your body, staying active is an equally important part of your health. Getting outside and doing things that give you an appreciation for nature and being a healthy part of it, is a great way to stay in shape.

Live Fit Revolution

If you know of an organization that would be appropriate for any of the above categories, please feel free to let us know! Send an email to hello@ecofficiency.org.