From Processed Food Junkie to Real Food Junkie

From Fast Food Junkie to Real Food Junkie

Making the switch from eating processed foods to clean eating is not an easy one.  The artificial flavors, colors, MSG and other additives in processed foods are there for a reason – to get you addicted.  The switch will be hard, and at times it’ll seem impossible, but once you start to see and feel the difference you will never look back. I was guilty of going through a fast […]

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Goodbye Store Bought Instant Pudding


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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5 Ways to Eat Green

2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Eating green is the heart and soul of this blog.  Instead of focusing so much on the Clean Plate Rule, as so many of us knew growing up, I believe we need to focus on the Green Plate Rule – making healthy food choices that are beneficial for our bodies and the environment.  I do my best to point out the best manufacturers and the cleanest products, not just bash […]

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Homemade Uncrustables

Making Homemade Uncrustables

Uncrustables — a very popular, heavily processed, store bought item in many homes and school lunches. **sigh**  Do you know what you are paying for when you buy a box of these?  One look at the ingredient list is enough to tell you this is not a good option… BREAD: ENRICHED UNBLEACHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, UNBLEACHED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN […]

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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


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


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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