Category Archives: Food Dyes

This Just In: I am officially THAT MOM – Saying No to TBHQ and other Junk in Foods

Well, I did it. I officially became known by teachers as that ‘crazy’ mom and my son is only three. Perhaps crazy is too strong a word, one that’s a bit over used these days. I prefer to think of myself … Continue reading

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Hypersensitivity, Mood Swings, Sleeplessness – The Ins and Outs of Food Dye Sensitivity

Oftentimes, symptoms of food dye sensitivity and allergies get overlooked by both parents and doctors, as the symptoms seem to be brushed off as normal behavior for whatever age a child is at. Though all children will act out, not … Continue reading

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Natural Food Dyes – For Color Without the Chemicals

It’s amazing just how many of the foods sold in grocery stores have added chemicals simply to make them more appealing to the eye. Sometimes it’s easy to detect – we all know that they’re in your mainstream candy like … Continue reading

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Fun and Green(er) Easter Ideas

Somehow Easter became another holiday synonymous with candy and fake food additives, like chocolate bunnies, Cadbury eggs, jellybeans, and eggs dyed with artificially derived colors. I prefer to celebrate the holiday for what it is, a celebration of the resurrection … Continue reading

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Creative Play Using Natural Ingredients

I discovered the idea of sensory boxes a few weeks ago while checking out some great creative project and play pages. It was soon after this discovery that the teachers at my son’s preschool told me that his favorite things … Continue reading

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