What’s lurking in your pantry?

mom cringingDo you cringe thinking about the ingredients in your family’s favorite packaged foods? With all the gory ingredients that food sleuths like Food Babe and Lisa Leake from 100 Days of Real Food are uncovering, it’s hard not to wonder what’s lurking in your pantry?Yet, we’re all guilty of convincing ourselves “everything in moderation”, right? Weeelll, moderation simply goes down the tubes when it comes to kids and busy lives.  It may start with goldfish for snack at a friend’s house and then suddenly organic boxed mac and cheese and chicken nuggets makes its way onto the weekly meal plan. Sound familiar? I know you want your babies to grow up healthy, smart and strong. REAL food is the key. Food fuels your kids’ bodies and creates the cells that make up their little brains, hearts, bones and muscles. That’s why, NOW is the time for us to stop ignoring the pang in our stomachs that ache every time we pack a school lunch or fill up the grocery cart. Let’s tackle that pantry. Let’s start the process of dejunking what your kids are filling up on. The first goal in this journey is learning three simple steps to deciphering what’s in those packages. It’s a quick read that I shared this week over at the get REAL for kids blog.

Check out the blog post. Then, come back to tell me which ingredients you’ve found lurking in your pantry? This week, I found some zinc oxide. Sounds harmless but is it really?

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