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?
I recently came across a very nasty blog post by a “mommy blogger”. Her post was beyond mean and it really struck a chord with me. She basically said all mom blogs suck and we shouldn’t waste our time because no one reads them and we’re wasting our time. Wow. I’ll be honest. That… Continue reading Dear Mean Mommy Blog Hater…
Let’s face it, macaroni & cheese is a childhood favorite. And as long as I’ve been around, it’s been in the blue box with the neon orange powder. ……until last year. Kraft stepped up and quietly eliminated the artificial food dyes in their famous mac & cheese and I thought it was a brilliant strategy.… Continue reading Mac and Cheese, Please?