Get Rid of Plastic Ziplock Bags for Good

  Do you use plastic ziplock baggies on a regular basis?  Think you can’t live without them?  I sadly admit that I still use plastic ziplock bags fairly often even though I know they are terrible I have been looking for an alternative for a while so I was excited when I got 2 lunchskins […] 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 […] 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…

Food Ingredients Banned In Europe and Allowed in the US

Ingredients Banned in Europe Food Dyes Genetically Modified Soybeans and Corn Olestra Postassium Bromate Growth Hormones (RGBHa and RBST) Azodicarbonamide Brominated Vegetable OIL BHA and BHT The Food Industry The food industry often sells two different versions of a food.  For example Pringles in the UK  have a different ingredient list than the ones sold […] 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…

Silicone Container

Silicone Container – an Alternative to Plastic

What is Silicone Silicone is a hybrid between glass and plastic.  It has the flexibility of plastic, but like glass doesn’t react with most materials.  Silicone is definitely a safer alternative to plastic storage containers, but I still feel that glass is the safest option. Why Avoid Plastic for Food Storage? Plastic food storage containers […] Read more…

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

What’s Better: Bottled Water or Tap Water?

Do you know which is better?  There are pros and cons to both bottled water and tap water.  After reading this article I definitely feel like there are a lot of reasons to ditch the plastic water bottles and drink filtered tap water.  We currently use a counter top reverse osmosis system in our house. […] Read more…

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