Even though I know refined sugar has been added to an exorbitant amount of food products, I was still a little taken aback by this statistic: “There are 600,000 food items in America. 80% of them have added sugar.” – Fed Up Movie
Archives for July 2014
I’m often asked how in the world one can shop at Whole Foods Market without paying an arm and a leg (have you heard the term “whole paycheck?”). So I’m happy to share some of my tips for saving money while shopping the store.
In case you missed it, we just spent five of the last six weeks out west exploring our beautiful continent, and four of those weeks were in an RV rental. And after all that fun, I am here to report on our adventure in eating real food on the road.
I’m excited to partner with our sponsor MightyNest on today’s post, which includes a campaign to equip our kids in helping to pack their own healthy lunches. Yes, you read that right! As parents, we often try to do everything for our kids, but one of the greatest gifts we can give them is empowering them to pack their own lunches.
It can be tricky to find healthy foods that kids want to snack on day after day, but these crunchy little guys have proven to be a winner in our house. In fact, the moment my kids smell them in the oven they start circling the kitchen in anticipation.
So many people have a misguided idea that the only way to eat healthfully is to spend exorbitant amounts of money. If you live in a remote part of the country, this may be the case, but in most areas, you can feed your family natural, unprocessed foods without spending hundreds of dollars each week to do so.
So when Lisa asked me to pull together a similar list using Costco’s organic products, I gladly agreed! While our family doesn’t personally eat 100% organically, I do squeeze as many organic ingredients into my grocery cart as my budget allows.
When 100 Days of Real Food asked me to write a recipe for a natural alternative to PediaSure, I was very excited. I am an integrative pediatrician, and real food is what my practice is based upon. I have seen the affects of synthetic processed foods on children, and anything I can do to help spread the word about whole food nutrition makes me over-the-moon excited!
I love buying products in bulk. In fact, I will purposely head to our local Earth Fare or Whole Foods so that I can stock up on certain items. If you aren’t shopping from bulk bins or don’t frequent them, I encourage you to do so. And below I’ve shared my reasons why.