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Real Food: Vacation

June 21, 2013

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We went to New Mexico a few weeks ago and it was WONDERFUL to get away.  It was the first real trip I’ve taken since I started eating real food so I was a little curious about how it would go.  The weekend before we left we had a family wedding that my entire family was in so I was not able to plan ahead like I will next time.  Continue Reading…

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Somewhere along the way (ahem, when I was pregnant with Ruthie) I started giving Noah frozen Eggo waffles for breakfast.  When I started reading labels about six months ago I noticed that the waffles I was giving to my son almost every morning contain almost 40 ingredients, including artificial food dyes (blue #2 which is a known carcinogen derived from coal tar) and genetically modified ingredients (soybean oil and soy lecithin).  I would have NEVER given this to my two year old if I knew it had ingredients that were proven by scientific studies to be carcinogenic and cause hyperactivity in otherwise normal children.  I am infuriated just thinking about it.

In Europe every food with an artificial food dye is required by law to have a warning label stating the following: “May have adverse affect on activity and attention in children” Continue Reading…

Real Kid Real Food- Lunch

March 22, 2013

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I plan to frequently write a Real Kid Real Food post because let’s be honest, it is a little daunting to go from feeding our children mostly processed food to unprocessed, real food.  I love Lisa Leake’s definition of real food found here.  Today I’m going to talk about a few meals we feed our three year old son, Noah, for lunch.  Keep in mind that I stay home with the kids and we are on a budget.  Therefore we end up eating most of the same foods every week right now since I am fairly new to this journey and it is easier for me to be familiar with what I’m going to make each week since I’m usually running on little sleep and have tons of other things to tend to!  I pack his lunch two days a week for school so I try to be as easy as possible! Continue Reading…