You know those Facebook memories that pop up and let you reminisce about the years past? Well, today (the day after Halloween) apparently mine for the past 7 years went a little something like this…”Halloween Hangover in the Boudreaux house.” It was eerily like Groundhog Day for me. My kids were suffering from severe… Continue reading Tales From A Dye Free Mom: How A Bowl of Halloween Candy Opened My Eyes (And It’s Not What You Think)
***This is a post from my old site, but as cold and flu season approaches, this post might prove helpful. *** See that cute kid below? The one with the dark circles under her eyes? She was sick this week and was given a prescription for antibiotics. I went in fully prepared and requested dye… Continue reading The Other Ingredient To Look Out For In Children’s Medicine Even If It’s Dye Free…
If you’re dye free like us, the holidays are a rough time. Up until a few years ago, I threw all kinds of parties for the kids and the 2 little boys that lived across the street. But they moved a few years back and life got in the way. And every time I looked… Continue reading Dye Free Halloween Party (For Under $25 From ALDI)
When we first began this journey over 5 years ago, one of the first things I noticed was that just because something was WHITE, it didn’t mean it was dye free. We quickly discovered that a lot of white food products were made using blue food coloring. Who knew? For centuries, people have used “bluing”… Continue reading Why so blue? The surprising ingredient that’s sometimes hidden in marshmallows.
People ask me all the time how our dye free journey began. Let’s just say it was the day things fell apart. And before I tell you our story and in an effort to always be honest and transparent, you should probably know that we live a mostly dye free existence. Mostly? Yes. The fact… Continue reading How Our Dye Free Journey Began: The Day Things Got Messy
Is Lucky Charms your child’s favorite cereal? Or something like it? If it is, you probably think there’s not a dye free alternative out there, but thankfully these days there are so many more options. This stuff is a food dye nightmare, laden with preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. General Mills did issue a statement… Continue reading Magically Delicious or Magically Deceiving? Dye Free Cereal Alternatives to Lucky Charms
If you’re like me, you pack your child’s lunch. Not only to save money, but that’s how I give them them healthier choices and foods they actually like. Plus, I’ve seen what they serve in school cafeterias. This is what he picked. Looks pretty innocent, right? Lunchables “Uploaded”. Guess that’s just a fancy name… Continue reading Are these surprising ingredients lurking in your child’s lunchbox?