Last week, I started a new series on eliminating added sugar. Breakfast is one of the most difficult meals to find sugar-free options. It seems most breakfast options are loaded with sugar from cereal to pancakes, cinnamon rolls to toast with jelly. The only way to leave out the … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Sugar-Free Breakfast”
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Have you ever counted the grams of sugar you are consuming every day? I did recently, and I was shocked at the amount of added sugar I was eating. While organic packaged foods are healthier, some still contain a lot of sugar. For example, a bowl of organic cereal averages … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Healthy Sugar Substitutes”
I’ve been very concerned since CFL light bulbs have come out about the affect of the mercury it contains, in our homes and environment. With incandescent bulbs being taken off of the shelves, we were being pushed to purchase these mercury-containing light bulbs. That’s why I was so excited to … Continue Reading “Simple Swaps: GE Reveal Halogen Light Bulbs”
Some good friends of ours gave us two huge bags of apples they had picked at their grandmother’s house so we spent a good portion of the weekend peeling apples and making applesauce. I had been wanting to try a strawberry-applesauce recipe. I experimented and came up with this recipe.… Continue Reading “Easy Sugar-Free Crockpot Applesauce”
This is a swap that I just recently made. I was very hesitant to switch to a natural dishwasher detergent, I loved my Finish Quantum tabs. This was the only detergent that seemed to remove everything. Lately, they stopped working as well (or I just go lazier at rinsing dishes … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Dishwasher Detergent”
From claims that tap water is best to hundreds of filters on the market, something as simple as drinking water can seem pretty complicated! You probably already know that filtered water is best, but did you know that if you’re not adding one simple thing to your water, you could … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Reverse Osmosis Water”
I’ve tried about every mop there is, and I was never happy with the results. I was either using harsh chemicals or ineffective homemade solutions. I did a little research and found that a steam mop is the healthiest, easiest and most effective option.
Why? Most solutions used with the … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Steam Mop”
In order for non-stick cookware to remain “non-stick” it is coated with dangerous chemicals that keeps the food from sticking to the pan. While this is convenient, it comes at a high cost.
Why? One of the chemicals in non-stick cookware is PFOA (perflourooctanoic acid), which is a known carcinogen … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Stainless Steel Cookware”
This is one of my favorites to make for a side dish for a BBQ or a picnic. It’s super easy and no one will know it’s dairy-free. I’ve tried many dairy-free cheese varieties, and the brands below taste the closest to dairy.
Ever get a headache when walking past the perfume counters in the store? That’s just one response to the toxic overload most perfumes are made of. Thankfully, there are safer options in non-toxic perfumes.
Why? Perfumes are loaded with toxins containing xenoestrogens. As I’ve pointed out in past Simple … Continue Reading “Simple Swaps: Non-Toxic Perfume”