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.
When you have 4 kids, time alone with each one basically never happens. So when I had a bunch of things I wanted to take to one of my sisters for her daughter that involved a short road trip, I figured I would take at least a couple of my kids. But these past few… Continue reading Our Weekend in Pictures: A Girls Trip to Austin
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
Several weeks ago my podcast cohost and I attempted to record at my house. We always record at her house, but we decided to switch it up that week and do it at mine. Well, let’s just say we had MAJOR technical difficulties and there was an issue recording. While we were sitting there chatting,… Continue reading Do you really need these things? A mom’s glimpse into minimalism.
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
Mini chicken pot pies are hands down one of my kids’ favorite meals. Super easy, super quick and not a lot of ingredients. It’s kind of like “cheater pot pie”, but apparently it’s yummy since when we do have leftovers, my kid’s will eat them cold from the refrigerator! The original recipe… Continue reading Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies
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?