As I sit here munching on my not-oreo Organic Tasty Sandwich Cookies, it occurs to me that many people don’t eat organic because it’s too much work.
Well let me tell you, I’m With You Sister! (or brother, you too!)
I remember a time, a long long time ago, when cooking was a wonderful and creative hobby of mine. Why I spent a whole day once making a chocolate tart from Cook’s Magazine and liked it!
Oh yes, those were the days.
Enter child, special needs, homeschool, husband with ADD, dogs, house, laundry……..
But I never changed my tune. I didn’t care how the food got there, but I did care what was in it.
I know what it’s like to peruse pin boards for yummy healthy food, pin it, and never look at again because I don’t have an hour and a half to make homemade granola bars with organic chocolate chips.
Wait, what? I didn’t hear that….. oh! My brain just said, “Why reinvent the wheel?!”
You can buy these organic snacks at Target!!!! Oh yes you can!
Do you already know that Target has at least one organic choice in almost every food category? Maybe you just don’t want to spend the extra money?
Can I ask you a question? Can you start thinking about what is going into your child’s body? It’s hard, I know. Denial is a beautiful place to live.
But imagine this. Imagine those waving fields of oats growing on the farm for as far as the eye can see. Now imagine a crop duster flying over the field spraying the chemical 2, 4-D on those oats. And according to the agriculture sites I studied, the optimal time to spray is in the fall. Well those oats are nice and grown by the fall. Not a lot of time for that 2, 4-D to wash off before harvest time.
You may remember 2, 4-D from my post about GMOs. That is a chemical in Round-Up which also contains glyphosate.
Evidence is mounting by world health organizations and Universities like MIT, that these chemicals are destroying vital gut-bacteria and are responsible for more diseases than we can count. Things you would never think of. From ALS to Autism, Food Allergies to Lupus, and, by exposing ourselves to these chemicals, we are actually making it easier for other chemicals to do damage to our cells.
There are more organic choices than you can imagine out there. You just have to agree to make a change. And yes. Maybe it will cost you a little more. Maybe even a dollar more a box. And maybe something else in your life will have to get the pennies pinched? But isn’t it worth it? Isn’t your child’s health worth it?
When we were kids I couldn’t even say there was one child I knew with Autism, there wasn’t one child I knew with a nut allergy! Now…well now there are more than I can count.
Make a change, even if it’s a little one!
Here’s a list of easy organic snacks you can buy on Amazon! Got prime? You get free shipping too! (if you can’t see the list, turn off adblock!)
I wrote this post before being asked to participate in Green is Universal’s Eco Eats Challenge. But we are so sympatico I am happy to use this post to promote the challenge! Join in, have fun, maybe even win something! (click here to read my last eco challenge post)
And while you’re here visit some of the other great bloggers participating in the project, maybe you’ll find a recipe, learn a short-cut, be inspired!
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“Are you interested in ‘eco-eating’? NBC’s Green is Universal is hosting an “Eco Eats” sweepstakes from September 29 – October 17. To join, visit their free green-living tool, One Small Act, and join the “Eco Eats” challenge. Everyone who signs-up and tackles at least one action by October 17th will be entered to win one of five 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox. No Purchase Necessary. Must be US resident and 18+. Read official rules here.
Note: In exchange for participating in the challenge and writing this post, I was given a gift package from Green is Universal. All opinions here are still my own.”