I was never one of those people that cared about what I ate. I had no problems living off Ramen Noodles and Chinese take-out while in college. It wasn’t until our son was diagnosed with multiple allergies did I really start to read labels.
I have to say that I was pretty surprised with the amount of long words I couldn’t even pronounce that were listed as ingredients in food we were eating every day. I was reminded of a Breyer’s commercial from years ago of a little girl attempting to read the label of the competitors ice cream. Now I get it. This stuff isn’t food, it’s chemicals, additives, preservatives, salt, soy, and corn made to look like food. I was eating it, and serving it to my family! YUCK!
So I started cooking with more whole foods. Slowly but surely I started weaning my family off of the foods that we had become accustomed to. We still buy an occasional package of goldfish, cookies or chips for my oldest son. But for the most part we eat a lot of whole foods…real foods.
Now that I had our foods all squared away it seems that I’m onto my next mission…cleaning the house using naturals methods. I have “cleaned” up our foods. Now it’s time to “clean” up our house. The chemicals in our detergent, glass cleaner, dryer sheets, spot remover, toilet cleaner, wood polisher, air freshener, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. can’t be good for us. So why not try organic, natural methods?
I’ll be trying all different kinds of natural cleaning “recipes” and giving my opinion on what works best. Feel free to send in your own concoctions to firstname.lastname@example.org or just post them here. 🙂