I no longer feed my kids anything that is not fresh or freshly made. We do not buy anything that is prepackaged with the exception of Non-GMO natural popcorn by Angie’s (our favorite snack!) or an occasional bag of low-salt potato chips.
If girls want cookies, we go to the Gluteus Minimus a gluten-free bakery few minutes away from our house and get cookies, or cupcakes, they also have wonderful breads and loaves. You can order online too and they will ship it.
I make pancakes form Pamela’s pancake mix and the only reason I use it, is that it may be tricky to mix a perfect crepe or a pancake batter using gluten-free flours. And Pamela’s is great for a perfect crepe or a pancake 🙂
We prepare 80% of our meals at home, with an occasional take-out, from one of restaurants we trust.
We only drink water, water with lemon, or with – not from concentrate, no sugar added cranberry juice for Trader Joe’s, I add some stevia to the juice mix to sweeten it a bit for the kids. We drink a lot of herbal tea and some white and green. No soft drinks whatsoever, my husband and our oldest are both athletes and yet you will never catch them with Gatorade!
Water and good nutrition is all they need to stay strong and to recover fast. Last year, when my daughter was 13, she was already playing in 6-7 hour Volleyball tournaments and being a starter, she does not get subbed much, and yet she does great, has a lot of energy and no sugar crashes like kids who snack on sugary treats and drinks between the matches.
My husband and I, we do not drink coffee, but espresso. espresso does not effect most people in the same way as coffee does. From what I have learned, the reason is that espresso has oils in it and oil slows down absorption of caffeine therefore it enters our blood stream at a slower rate than when we drink coffee. This is still an ongoing research, but I love the taste of espresso beverages better than just coffee – so my drink of choice is Soy Latte 🙂
By eating the way we do, we are able to avoid all these nasty scary food additives you will read about in the article:
To your health,