Archive for Food Coloring

Apr
05

The Easter Bunny Hops To Whole Foods Market To Buy a Natural Colored Bunny Cake

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It’s almost Easter Time! Happy Easter!

As a mom you know it is almost Easter time when all of the stores start to stock as much sugar as they do around Halloween. You will find chocolate bunnies in every size, brightly covered candies in eight shades of pink………….. beautiful cakes decorated like Easter eggs………..and cup cakes that are ornamented with BIG ears, whiskers and a cute little noses.

Do you have kids that TUG at your shirt and want to buy all of it? Every bunny they see?

Yes………it’s Easter time.

We train our kids that Easter time is time to celebrate Easter AND a time to eat lots of SUGAR that is given to us by our HERO………….a hero named  the Easter Bunny. Read More→

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Mar
28

My Little Girl’s Princess Party Dreams Made Healthy

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Do you have a  little girl who just LOVES princesses? Has your princes loving little girl asked you to have a “princess cake” at her next birthday party?

For any “health conscious mommy” birthday parties are some of the most challenging times; and conflicting feelings can be overwhelming. 

The great news is that you can have a festive “Princess Party” without buying a cake dripping with food coloring and white sugar.

After all if you go to most stores and order a “princess cake,” you will receive a brightly COVERED, beautiful cake with a rainbow of food dyes on them.

Please note, this is the SAME food coloring that is banned for sale in Europe and is believed to create attention  behavior problems in kids. 

In addition, these brightly colored cakes have no whole grains in them (there is not anything to counteract the sugar) and they are loaded with white sugar making your entire party climb the walls and come crashing down irritably an hour later. Sound fun? Read More→

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Nutrition Data Exposed- Processed Foods- The Jelly Bean

Today’s profiled processed food in “Nutrition Data Exposed” are the multi-colored, Easter time favorite candy……The Jelly Bean.

A few days ago I made my weekly trip to Costco with my kids to buy groceries for the week. My three year old Max was sitting in the shopping cart singing songs, hoping that they were giving out some yummy food samples. My two year old little girl Sophie was holding my hand with eager delight hoping that the “play house” was still there that has been displayed for the last two weeks.

“What are they mommy, my daughter asked. They are pretty.”
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Health News-Food Dyes- March 30,2011

Today the Food and Drug Advisory committee is beginning their research on the behavioral affects that food dyes have on kids. This investigation came as a result of  the mounting evidence that food coloring has negative affects on children’s behavior and attention span.

Could it be that sugary processed foods have been solely blamed for kids being hyperactive, when in actuality it is the combination of white sugar and artificial food dyes that are making kids bounce off the walls?
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Mar
21

Why Are Kids Eating Paint Mommy?

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“Mommy, why are kids eating paint….. that is yucky,” my three year old son asked me with a perplexed look on his face.

My little boy thought that food coloring looked like paint, and intuitively knew it was NOT healthy to eat.

It all started when I took my three year old little boy to a wonderful science program where we learned about “life cycles.”  The program that day explored how life develops, grows and decays using many different type of animals and their unique life cycles. For example we talked about how a frog lays eggs, these eggs hatch into tad poles and then tad poles become frogs. It is a wonderful exploratory “mommy and me”  program that my son loves. Read More→

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