Category Archives: Product Comparisons

Healthy Snacks: Apple Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

Baseball season has begun. Between practices and games, you can find us at some baseball field (around northern Indiana) from now until late October (regular ball plus Fall ball.) That’s a lot of NOT being at home, which includes a lot of meals on the run. Since our family does not eat fast food or…

Crunchy Granola (And I Don’t Mean Dirty Hippie)

Somebody slap my hand because I can’t stay out of this homemade granola. I’m like a kid and a cookie jar. I talk about this like it’s a bad thing. It is, kind of. I mean, all of the ingredients are organic, healthy, whole foods, but I’m sure the calorie level is not okay when…

The Art of Reading an Egg Carton

Remember back in the day when you could just walk into the grocery store and grab a carton of eggs? Packed in yellow, (sometimes pink or blue) styrofoam cartons, eggs were just…well…eggs. Now? *shake my head* NOW, our food system has been so manipulated that we even have to decipher egg cartons just to know…

Take Your Pick: Macaroni and Cheese

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when someone mentions “macaroni and cheese?” Is it a warm thought of grandma’s home made creamy casserole topped with buttered breadcrumbs? Nooooo. Do you shutter when thinking of the dried out, pasty ball of noodle, served with an ice cream scoop at school lunches? Nooooo. Most likely,…

Take Your Pick: Cottage Cheese

When you pick up a container of something as simple as cottage cheese, wouldn’t you think it would contain…let’s say…milk, cream and salt? That’ s what I thought too. Assuming cottage cheese would be nothing more than cottage cheese, I never thought to check the label past the fat content. Recently, I did…and I was…

Take Your Pick: Chocolate Milk

Over nine years ago, I distinctly remember bringing home a gallon of chocolate milk, excited for my two year old to have his very first chocolate experience. I just knew he was going to love it. We were going to have so much fun together having a special night of movies, donuts and chocolate milk….

Take Your Pick: Fruit Snacks

How does one find a reasonable organic substitute for a child’s loved foods and snacks without making them feel like they are being “punished?” Has society gotten so far into our children’s heads as to make them think “real” foods are “bad” foods? Why is it that fast food, sugar and energy drinks are “cool”…

Take Your Pick: Root Beer

When making the switching to an organic lifestyle, one of the biggest fears I had was purchasing an organic product at a higher price and then not liking the product. An unsure feeling comes over me when I pick up an item and think, “What if no one likes this and it goes to waste?…