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Goodbye Store Bought Instant Pudding

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This is really sickening… Jell-O’s Chocolate Instant Pudding Ingredients: Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Disodium Phosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Artificial Color, BHA (Preservative). I’m not surprised anymore…I’m just mad.  Mad companies make and sell this garbage knowing the harmful effects of these ingredients, mad the FDA still finds these additives acceptable, and mad that […]

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Substitutions for Common Processed Ingredients on Pinterest

While I find myself scrolling through Pinterest pages often, there is one category I can’t stand to look through — food & drink.  Pin after pin full of artificial ingredients and harmful food dyes, with comments like, “my kids will love this”, make me realize that even though we are more aware than ever about the dangers of artificial ingredients and processed foods, we still choose them.  I want convenient, […]

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Clean Yogurts

Clean Yogurts via Green Plate Rule

Hang with me, there is a lot to say about yogurt.  Let’s start with the process that turns milk into yogurt.  Yogurt is made through the fermentation process.  Fermentation is the process of adding yeast or bacteria to turn carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide, or acids.  Live, active bacteria are added to milk causing the milk’s sugar to turn into lactic acid.  That acid gives it the tangy, distinct […]

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Clean Snack Bars

BEST SNACK BARS

Bars are a popular snack for all ages.  They are convenient for busy adults, easy to pack in school lunches, or for childcare facilities to give out.  One of the more popular snack bars served in childcare facilities and a popular choice at the supermarket are Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars.  Check out the packaging of this Strawberry flavor bar and key words like “Made with Whole Grain”, “Good Source of Fiber”, […]

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Clean Breads

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Finding the “best breads” was not an easy task.  We do not buy sandwich bread so I had no idea what I was getting into when I stepped into the aisles at my local supermarkets.  There is so much junk filling the shelves, it’s disgusting.  Breads full of high fructose corn syrup, enriched flours, chemicals such as azodicarbonamide, caramel color, and the list goes on…and on.  You would never know […]

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Clean Cereals

I went to my local supermarket to find the best options for cereal.  I think it’s very important to not only keep out the food additives, but also keep out the cereal loaded with sugar.  If your little one normally gets sugary, colorful cereal it might be hard to make the switch initial.  Here are some natural, healthy ideas to make cereal more fun: Blend your milk with berries and […]

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