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Food! Glorious Organic Food!

Do you always feed your kids unprocessed, organic, whole, farm-fresh, in-season foods? Geesh — I don’t either. While I try to feed my kids healthy, quality foods, I fall short of perfection. Find out the kind foods I’ve eliminated from our kitchen and the ones I shamelessly don’t!

What about you? Are there foods that you try to buy organic and some you don’t?


  • Milk: I Save 1 of 8
    Milk: I Save
    I know the experts say that if we are going to only do one thing organic, it's milk. Sometimes I buy it, but mostly I don't. What kind of milk do you buy?
  • Olive Oil: I Sprurge on Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 of 8
    Olive Oil: I Sprurge on Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    If Rachel Ray taught me anything, it's that EVOO is king. I seriously didn't even know the difference before she came along with her silly acronym.
  • Pasta: I Don’t Buy Whole Wheat 3 of 8
    Pasta: I Don't Buy Whole Wheat
    I've tried whole wheat pasta a few times and I've been really disappointed with the flavor and texture. It just doesn't seem authentically Italian. Do you know of a whole pasta that will change my mind?
  • Peanut Butter: I Go Natural 4 of 8
    Peanut Butter: I Go Natural
    It took my kids one jar of natural peanut butter to get use to the flavor, but now we are sold! I love that it really does taste like peanuts. I bought the processed kind a few weeks ago in a pinch and it tasted so weird!
  • Chocolate: I Splurge 5 of 8
    Chocolate: I Splurge
    When I buy and serve dark chocolate to my kids I feel very lavish. It doesn't take much!
  • Flour: I Use White 6 of 8
    Flour: I Use White
    For the same reasons I don't like whole wheat pasta, I don't like whole wheat flour. The flavor and texture seems especially off when I'm baking pancakes. They taste like bricks! Got a WW pancake recipe that promises fluffy pancakes?
  • Maple Syrup: I Splurge 7 of 8
    Maple Syrup: I Splurge
    A 32 fl oz bottle of this stuff costs around $18 dollars from my local Trader Joes. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I just can't buy imitation maple syrup. It's filled with so many weird ingridients. The real stuff tastes so delicious to me!
  • Sliced Bread: I Splurge 8 of 8
    Sliced Bread: I Splurge
    I might not get organic bread, but I always get whole wheat bread without any hydrogenated oil or corn syrup. So strange that I'll eat whole wheat bread, but not pasta or pancakes! It takes some getting used to I guess!


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