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April 5th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Worth reading...just curious what lengths you go to in order to keep healthy foods in your home? Do you grow a garden? Buy organic? Eat fresh vs. processed? Would love to discuss
http://www.honeycolony.com/article/1...897da6bd6e8e5b
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April 5th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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We buy fresh fruits/veggies when we can. DH grew up on canned veggies, I prefer frozen. I'm not able to eat much processed food because of having to be gluten-free. FiL has a garden and will sometimes bring us veggies.

We are FAR from really healthy, but we try!
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April 5th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Aside from my major downfalls of chocolate and sugar, I aim to buy organic when the cost difference is MINIMAL (like a dozen eggs for $2.35 vs $2.50.... I can handle an extra 1.2 cents for an egg. I buy locally grown whenever possible. I use in season veggies as much as possible, and frozen fruits/veggies (they are usually frozen in their prime). I can't normally afford organic, so I try to avoid GMOs as much as possible. We are a soy-free and onion-free home due to allergies, so we are pretty much a 100% homemade household. Everything is cooked from scratch, so I know what goes into it. I don't even use canned soups or anything like that organic or not. We grow a garden every summer, and I HOPE to can/freeze some from the garden this summer. We are moving more and more toward "growing food, not lawns". We have 3 dwarf fruit trees in our back yard, a black berry bush, I want to add blueberry bushes.... We pick at upicks through the summer to make our own jams and freeze our own fruits/veggies through the summer so we have it for the winter. I guess I'm pretty much all about getting clean foods, as much as I can afford. I even went so far as to make homemade food dyes last weekend.
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April 5th, 2013, 07:50 PM
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We buy organic fruits, veggies, and milk. Our poultry and beef are all local and organic. We grow a garden in the summers, and try to find the "healthier" versions of classic kid snacks... fruit leather with no added dyes/corn syrup vs. fruit roll ups, Annie's Cheddar Bunnies vs. Goldfish Crackers, Stonyfield Organics yogurt squeezes vs. GoGurt, etc.
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April 5th, 2013, 08:05 PM
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sarah i think we are so similar. what you said.
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April 5th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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cuatx, that is so awesome that you have so many locally produced products at your fingertips! We have access to a ton of local produce, and have been debating buying from a local farm beef in bulk... they sell 1/4 cow, 1/2 cow, etc. We just don't have a ton of freezer space, which is what has kept us from doing it!
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April 6th, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Our farmers market runs June-Sept. Can't wait! Most of the farming here is done either north of us in the more rural areas, or on the eastern side of the state (apples!). I feel SO lucky to live where good, organic produce is available locally though. When I lived in TX, it was so much harder to find locally grown, pesticide free foods.
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April 6th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I'm making an attempt at growing a herb garden this spring. Hubby and I are starting to delve a little deeper into homemade food and it's borderline impossible to find fresh herbs. Once we get our house I would love to do a small garden and home grow our vegetables.
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April 6th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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I wish we were better at eating organic, local, non-preservative food, but just getting to the grocery store is so hard since we both work full time, a dog, 3 cats and oh yeah, a baby to take care of.
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April 8th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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I am slowing starting to create healthier eating habits for my family. We have been pretty unhealthy and need to get on track so things like this are always interesting to me. I try to always buy the product that has less ingredients in it.. I try to use honey as a sweetener instead of sugar when I can..I am starting to make more things from scratch that before I would just buy processed (French fries, chicken nuggets, baked goods, soups).. But one thing that's really hard for me is buying organic. I don't have the money to shop at whole foods because its twice as expensive as our target.. But I have a really hard time finding any organic foods at our targets or walmarts. I might do my shopping at krogers (lots of organics there) when I visit my dad but that's a 25 minute drive home and that's a long time for food to be left out after shopping.
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