Amazon: Udi’s Gluten-Free Granola

Udi's Amazon

Wow, Amazon is offering up another hot deal in their Warehouse. There’s a limited supply of Udi’s Gluten Free Granola 12 oz. 3-packs available for just $11.81, so just $3.94 a pack. These retail for $5.79 in store, so this is a great price!

Just go here, narrow it down in the “Brand” section by clicking Udi’s on the left hand side. Here you’ll find Udi’s gluten-free vanilla granola for $11.81 for 3 packs. Click on the product and then add it to your cart. Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or with an Amazon order over $25 (or stock up and order 3 for FREE shipping).

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Kroger: FREE Dream Rice Milk and More!

$2 Dream kroger coupon

Update: The cashier will need to adjust the coupon down if you purchase a Dream item less than $2. I tried this at my Kroger and they did it without any problems.

Wow, Growing Up Natural found a HOT coupon on Kroger’s digital coupon site! Right now, you can load a $2 off any Dream non-dairy beverage or frozen dessert coupon to your Kroger card. This makes for FREE Dream Rice milk, which should be priced at $1.99 (regular price). And, it doesn’t expire until 12/20, so you have plenty of time to redeem it. Just be sure to load it to your card now!

Dream rice milk (vanilla or chocolate, shelf-stable) $1.99 (regular)
$2 off any Dream non-dairy beverage or frozen dessert
FREE after coupon!

You can also load these great Kroger digital coupons to your card (expiration dates vary):

Thanks for the head’s up on the coupons Growing Up Natural!

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Simple Swaps: All Natural Food Coloring

Simple Swaps

When you see beautiful, colorfully decorated cakes and cookies, it’s hard to believe that it may be one of the worst things that you could eat, causing severe health problems.  It’s just too pretty to be harmful! But artificial food colorings top the charts for one of the most harmful “foods.”

Why?  Artificial food colorings are derived from tar and petroleum.  We would never knowingly consume even a small amount of either of these products themselves, but daily we are innocently affecting our health by eating foods made with food coloring.  It’s so harmful, that the US is one of the few countries that allows artificial food coloring in food.  Consumption has been linked to cancers, ADHD, hyperactivity, neurological disorders, hormonal disorders, infertility and mood disorders.  Unfortunately, many foods that contain this are foods targeted toward children.  We mistakenly think that sugar causes hyperactivity in children, but it’s actually the food colorings and chemicals that do.  Sugar actually causes a release of serotonin, which has a calming effect.  I believe food colorings play a large role in the recent increase of ADHD, autism and other disorders in children.


Swapping frugally: You don’t have to give up decorating cakes and cookies, there are other options.  I buy India Tree Natural Decorating Colors  from Amazon (you can also buy at Whole Foods, but Amazon is usually priced cheaper).  They work great and are made from real food.  The price, however, is more than their artificial counterpart.  To me, the benefits far outweigh the risks.  I don’t use food coloring often, so my set has lasted me two years and counting.

Stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s sell many foods that have natural food colorings in them.  Be sure to check the label.  Natural food coloring is okay, FD&C red 40, yellow 5 & 6, blue 1 & 2, red 3 and green 3 are synthetic and not okay.  Lastly, you can make your own food coloring.  Go to this article here for instructions.

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