Food

The Chocolate Bar

The Sweet Deception of a Chocolate Bar

I never gave much thought to an ordinary chocolate bar. However there is actually a lot more to a chocolate bar than meets the eye. Little did I realize that chocolate can be grown with child labor, have environmental consequences and can contain pesticide residue. I’ve since learned more about chocolate and I consider the […] Read more…

Teal Pumpkins

Why People Are Painting Pumpkins Teal for Halloween

Do you wonder why you see teal pumpkins around the neighborhood on Halloween? It’s due to a movement called the Teal Pumpkin Project.   What is the Teal Pumpkin Project? The Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids. Providing safe treats for kids with allergies raises awareness.  […] Read more…

6 Food Ingredients Banned In Europe + How to Ditch Them

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure here. Food Ingredients Banned In Europe Would you eat food with ingredients banned in Europe? Unfortunately its likely you are without realizing it. Once you know what these ingredients are then you will have the opportunity to avoid them. Many of these ingredients […] Read more…

Super Simple Beginners Guide to Clean Eating

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure here. How to Eat Clean for Beginners Everyone wants to be healthy. How amazing would it be to have the endless energy and of a toddler and the motivation to follow your passions? This is achievable! First it’s important understand that what we […] Read more…

Nasty Trans Fats Are Lurking in Your Food

  Donuts at the Office Someone brought in donuts at the office.  I looked at the label stating “0 GRAMS TRANS FAT” and I wondered…  How many people actually think that these doughnuts are “healthier” because they aren’t clogging their arteries with trans fats.  Of course I know better, so I’m going to share a […] Read more…

The Best Milk Comes in Glass Bottles

Best Tasting Milk The best milk is fresh creamy and comes in glass bottles. There is quite a difference between conventional milk and high quality local milk.  Our family prefers the taste and nutrition of local milk in glass jars from Homestead Creamery in Virginia.  In addition to being local, it comes from cows who […] Read more…

Are Artificial Colors Affecting Your Kids Behavior?

Artificial Colors Artificial colors are used in processed foods to make them look more appealing.  The problem is that they are created in a lab and they have numerous health concerns.  Studies show that artificial food colors can cause hyperactivity and ADHD.  Artificial food colors are banned in Europe, yet the FDA continues to allow […] Read more…

Dangers Lurking in the Cereal Aisle

Whats in Your Cereal? Cereal is highly processed.  Meaning you will get lots of synthetic ingredients and very little nutrition.  You may be unaware that you are consuming toxins with every bite.  I used to be oblivious to the ingredients in cereal.  My kids love cereal, but we have finally after lots of hard work […] Read more…

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