Friday, August 28, 2009

Real Food

If we lived in a perfect world we would grow and cook all of our own food and we would store everything in GLASS.

Every thing would be real, fresh, without pesticides, antibiotics or hormones

High Fructose Corn Syrup is another Bad Boy – That is another whole topic

Real Sugar is better than ANY artificial sweeter period!!

The word – “Natural” Flavor can be deceiving – Did you know that if a chemical tastes like a banana without changing it in anyway, it can be called a “Natural” Flavor

We will pick our battles First – Colors
Just to give you an idea:
Oscar Mayer Deli Meats – Carmel Color
Kraft Mini (white) marshmallows – Blue #1
I put Yoplait yogurt cups on the okay list etc.
for Lime – Yellow #5 and Blue #1
Taco Bell Taco Shells – Yellow #5

You can great items at Good Earth Health Food Store, Whole Foods, Real Food Market, Harvest Fresh Market, Trader Joes,

Food Choices
Some good ideas:

Ice Cream – Breyers (still check your labels)
Popsicle does have a few okay choices – Natural Colors and Flavors with Fruit Juice – Orange, Cherry, Grape, Fudgsicles
Capri Sun – 100% Juice Boxes
Juicy Juice – 100% Juice Boxes
Brach’s has put out a few good fruit snacks – Tree Top – All Natural Fruit Snacks (at Costco) and Motts - All Natural Fruit Snacks
Yoplait yogurt cups

Snack Ideas:
Kix, Cheerios, Puffed Wheat & Rice,
Nuts, Seeds, Pretzels, Cracker Jacks, Raisins,
Air Popped Pop Corn, Cut Up Fruit, Dried Fruit
String Cheese, Baby Carrots


The American Homemaker said...

I DO NOT do artificial sweeteners. Seeing as how I could lose a few pounds people are usually surprised that I won't ever do diet pop. If I'm gonna splurge on carbonation (I try to avoid it) it's definitely going to be sugared.

I'd rather take the 300 calories than the horrible artificial sweeteners. I used to eat/drink them and had migraines constantly. Then as I really researched how bad they were I laid off for good a few years ago.

LyndiLou said...

I'm so with you on the Sugar thing! I'm not TOTALLY up on ALL of the info that's out there (how can you be?!? ;) ) but I just feel better about eating plain old sugar... than all the fake sweeteners. There's some WEIRD stuff they put in food these days! :S