Adjective. Used to describe persons who have adjusted or altered their lifestyle for environmental reasons. Crunchy persons tend to be politically strongly left-leaning and may be additionally but not exclusively categorized as vegetarians, vegans, eco-tarians, conservationists, environmentalists, neo-hippies, tree huggers, nature enthusiasts, etc. Also used to describe establishments where alternative foods and products are sold, i.e. natural food stores. Modified derivative of granola.I knew that our family was a little bit left of the mainstream's approach to childrearing and such, but I guess I am "crunchier" than I knew.
For me, there are plenty of other mamas out there who are way more crunchier, and all the more fabulous for it. My friend Melissa is the poster mom and prime example for me, I call her with any "crunchy" questions that I have and love the fact that she doesn't care about following the norms.
I am totally ok with this whole Crunchy thing, in fact for me it is a compliment.... bring on the granola and Birkenstocks!