Peas, string beans, butternut squash, carrots…the labels on those cute little jars of baby food sound so wholesome. But if you’re not choosing organic baby food, your baby’s first bites from a spoon might be anything but wholesome. Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not (yet) make claims that organic foods are more nutritious than conventional produce, here are 5 reasons why this mom of three thinks it’s not worth taking the risk on infant foods that don’t have the non-GMO, certified organic stamp.
When we think of organic products, we tend focus on food. But there is as much to be considered when it comes to what we put ON our bodies as what we put IN them. Making the switch to organic cotton products is another way you can eliminate harmful chemicals from your home and health.
Planting a garden and watching it grow is a popular “bucket list” item that happened to make it onto my “checklist of things to do before I turn 30.” In response to my impulsive and daring whim, my husband built me a garden of my very own as a surprise for my 30th birthday. I woke up that morning to a neatly built little garden, filled with plants including chocolate mint, banana peppers, cactus tomatoes, asparagus, avocado and cayenne peppers, tucked into containers. I also received a collection of seeds—onions, zucchini, sunflowers and gladiolas—to get myself started planting and getting seeds to sprout.
One question I’m frequently asked is how to go Paleo on a tight budget, when the unfortunate reality is that it’s far more economical to make poor food choices than to eat fresh produce and wild meats.
Of course, there’s the age-old argument that one may either spend a little more on good food now and stay healthy, or pay more for the cost of healthcare later on, if you become ill. While I do agree with the concept, we still need to address the fact that for many it may feel as though there’s simply no wiggle room in the family’s food budget.
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