The truth is, I am recycling more and for me, that means fewer trips to the recycling trailer and asking the probing questions of "How could I re-use this?" when I get ready to toss a plastic jar. When you live on peanut butter like I do, you accumulate many plastic jars. It's actually eye-opening when you glance in your cupboard to find 8 jars over the span of 5 weeks, 3 of which are those huge tub sizes. Point being, they're perfect for storing dehydrated fruit and vegetables.
Now when I hit the grocery I pay particular attention in the produce section. Last night I bought probably 20 bananas for $2. I spent 15 minutes peeling and slicing but now I have banana chips who join their colleagues apple slices in a peanut butter jar in my cupboard. If you think fresh coconut and ginger aren't next on the short list, think again. I will have gourmet trail mix before it's all over with. And when I do, a whole new era of health and awesome will reign supreme.