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Crunchy Cocktail Hour

Larisa Weihbrecht & Alison Thompson

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Crunchy Cocktail Hour

Crunchy Cocktail Hour

Larisa Weihbrecht & Alison Thompson

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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

2019 Bloopers!

Enjoy our fumbles and foils as we laugh our way through 2019. Episode Sponsor: Stitch Fix Kids Stitch Fix is the personal style service for kiddos that's caters to their unique personal style. They carry an extensive selection of graphic tees, leggings, jeans and more across a range of price points—from sizes 2T-14. To waive the $20 styling fee and get 25% off if you keep everything in your box, head to StitchFix.com/Kids/Crunchy!

26 MIN2019 DEC 27
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2019 Bloopers!

Feeding Littles: Interview with Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Amy from Yummy Toddler Food joins Alison to talk all about cooking for our littles and shares some tips and tricks for navigating picky eaters. Where to find Amy: Blog: Yummy Toddler Food Podcast: Comfort FoodInstagramFacebookPinterest Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: 2SP + Wawa Coffee StoutLearning TowerTheory of Division of ResponsibilitiesCircle Round PodcastBeddy's Episode Sponsor: Ora Organic 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. Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners and now they offer a line of ingredient-safe sex products, including condoms, personal lubricant, and cleansing wipes! With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can sele...

50 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Feeding Littles: Interview with Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Crunchy on a Trip

The girls of Crunchy Cocktail Hour are going on vacation and we’re chatting all things in-flight skincare, packing and more! Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Jon E Vino St. LaurentMagnesium SupplementsBee Propolis Throat SprayCompression SocksPacking CubesSilicone Travel BottlesSilicone Cream JarsPodcast Episode: Sun, Skin SunscreenPodcast Episode: Ladycamp Recap and Bug SeasonReusable Travel Straw Mixbook combines unique, on-trend designs with a powerful editor, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind photo books, calendars, cards, and gifts that truly reflect your personal style. For 45% off your order head to Mixbook.com and use CRUNCHY at checkout. Stitch Fix is the personal style service for kiddos that's caters to their unique personal style. They carry an extensive selection of graphic tees, leggings, jeans and more across a range of price points—from sizes 2T-14. To waive the $20 styling fee and get 25% off if you keep everything in your box, head to StitchFix.com/Kids/Crunchy!

58 MIN2019 NOV 29
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Crunchy on a Trip

CCH Choice Awards 2019

These are a few of our favorite things... What we're drinking: Bell's Official Hazy IPA CCH Choice Awards: Podcasts: Dr. Death, Shrink Next Door, Broken Harts, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, Reply All Favorite Episode We Recorded: Is it Weird / Making Working Work, The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate Book: How to Talk so Your Kids will Listen and Listen so your Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Educated by Tara WestoverBlogger / Instagrammer: mrscocowyse, anna_brstyleBody Product / Tool: Heated Blanket, The MittHair Product / Tool: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry ShampooNail Color: CND Vinylux Desert, CND Vinylux AsphaltWorth the Splurge: Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream, Anything Agent NateurCan't Believe This Is So Cheap: Herbivore Bamboo Soap, Witch Hazel TonerCan't Live Without (Bathroom): Turbie Towel, Jersey Robe, Handheld Steamer, Shower FilterCan't Live Without (Kitchen): OXO Better Batter Dispenser, Glass Coffee MugsCan't Live Without (Bedro...

73 MIN2019 NOV 15
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CCH Choice Awards 2019

All About Breastfeeding

After four kids and many many months, we've got a lot to say about breastfeeding. Join us as we talk through some of our favorite tips and tricks... and many mishaps. Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPAResources:Kelly MomLegenDairy Milk on InstagramProducts We Love:Sustainable Storage Options:Honeysuckle Storage Bags (Out of Stock)Milkies Milk TrayWeeSprout Silicone TraysLegendairy Milk Sunflower LechitinBoppy PillowBreast Friend PillowMother Love Nipple Cream 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. Little Twig focuses on creating effective products using the most natural ingredients they can find. Raising a family is hard. Picking a product that doesn't harm them shouldn't be. For 20% off, visit littletwig.com and enter code CRUNCHY20.

74 MIN2019 NOV 8
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All About Breastfeeding

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 MIN2019 OCT 18
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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 MIN2019 OCT 4
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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 MIN2019 SEP 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 MIN2019 AUG 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 MIN2019 JUN 28
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Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?

Latest Episodes

2019 Bloopers!

Enjoy our fumbles and foils as we laugh our way through 2019. Episode Sponsor: Stitch Fix Kids Stitch Fix is the personal style service for kiddos that's caters to their unique personal style. They carry an extensive selection of graphic tees, leggings, jeans and more across a range of price points—from sizes 2T-14. To waive the $20 styling fee and get 25% off if you keep everything in your box, head to StitchFix.com/Kids/Crunchy!

26 MIN2019 DEC 27
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2019 Bloopers!

Feeding Littles: Interview with Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Amy from Yummy Toddler Food joins Alison to talk all about cooking for our littles and shares some tips and tricks for navigating picky eaters. Where to find Amy: Blog: Yummy Toddler Food Podcast: Comfort FoodInstagramFacebookPinterest Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: 2SP + Wawa Coffee StoutLearning TowerTheory of Division of ResponsibilitiesCircle Round PodcastBeddy's Episode Sponsor: Ora Organic 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. Episode Sponsor: Lola Lola is a subscription serviceoffering a line of 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners and now they offer a line of ingredient-safe sex products, including condoms, personal lubricant, and cleansing wipes! With Lola you will receive an adorable box when you need it, that is fully customizable. You can sele...

50 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Feeding Littles: Interview with Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Crunchy on a Trip

The girls of Crunchy Cocktail Hour are going on vacation and we’re chatting all things in-flight skincare, packing and more! Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Jon E Vino St. LaurentMagnesium SupplementsBee Propolis Throat SprayCompression SocksPacking CubesSilicone Travel BottlesSilicone Cream JarsPodcast Episode: Sun, Skin SunscreenPodcast Episode: Ladycamp Recap and Bug SeasonReusable Travel Straw Mixbook combines unique, on-trend designs with a powerful editor, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind photo books, calendars, cards, and gifts that truly reflect your personal style. For 45% off your order head to Mixbook.com and use CRUNCHY at checkout. Stitch Fix is the personal style service for kiddos that's caters to their unique personal style. They carry an extensive selection of graphic tees, leggings, jeans and more across a range of price points—from sizes 2T-14. To waive the $20 styling fee and get 25% off if you keep everything in your box, head to StitchFix.com/Kids/Crunchy!

58 MIN2019 NOV 29
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Crunchy on a Trip

CCH Choice Awards 2019

These are a few of our favorite things... What we're drinking: Bell's Official Hazy IPA CCH Choice Awards: Podcasts: Dr. Death, Shrink Next Door, Broken Harts, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations, Reply All Favorite Episode We Recorded: Is it Weird / Making Working Work, The Great Pumpkin Spice Debate Book: How to Talk so Your Kids will Listen and Listen so your Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Educated by Tara WestoverBlogger / Instagrammer: mrscocowyse, anna_brstyleBody Product / Tool: Heated Blanket, The MittHair Product / Tool: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry ShampooNail Color: CND Vinylux Desert, CND Vinylux AsphaltWorth the Splurge: Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream, Anything Agent NateurCan't Believe This Is So Cheap: Herbivore Bamboo Soap, Witch Hazel TonerCan't Live Without (Bathroom): Turbie Towel, Jersey Robe, Handheld Steamer, Shower FilterCan't Live Without (Kitchen): OXO Better Batter Dispenser, Glass Coffee MugsCan't Live Without (Bedro...

73 MIN2019 NOV 15
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CCH Choice Awards 2019

All About Breastfeeding

After four kids and many many months, we've got a lot to say about breastfeeding. Join us as we talk through some of our favorite tips and tricks... and many mishaps. Links Mentioned in this Episode: What we're drinking: Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPAResources:Kelly MomLegenDairy Milk on InstagramProducts We Love:Sustainable Storage Options:Honeysuckle Storage Bags (Out of Stock)Milkies Milk TrayWeeSprout Silicone TraysLegendairy Milk Sunflower LechitinBoppy PillowBreast Friend PillowMother Love Nipple Cream 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. Little Twig focuses on creating effective products using the most natural ingredients they can find. Raising a family is hard. Picking a product that doesn't harm them shouldn't be. For 20% off, visit littletwig.com and enter code CRUNCHY20.

74 MIN2019 NOV 8
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All About Breastfeeding

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 MIN2019 OCT 18
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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 MIN2019 OCT 4
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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 MIN2019 SEP 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 MIN2019 AUG 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 MIN2019 JUN 28
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Orthorexia: Is healthy eating an eating disorder?
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