Tuesday Tip - Remove the Dye

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I saw this link to a fabulous article posted on facebook today. It is so worth a read. I encourage you to take a couple minutes to visit the blog and read "When Food Dyes Color Our Child’s Behavior."

Here is a small portion of the article:

"Here are six easy ways to get the dye out, in addition to Robyn O’Brien’s tips that we shared yesterday:

1.Read labels. It’s truly the best way to know if the color in your blueberry yogurt is really from blueberries or Blue dye.

2.Use natural food dyes. Whole Foods typically carries these but you can make your own from fruits, vegetables and spices like coffee, beets, blueberries and turmeric.

3.Shop the natural or organic aisles when possible. Many of these manufacturers offer discounts on their products at their website or Facebook page so check those out before you shop, and stock up when they go on sale.

4.Have a healthy stash to swap out the bad stuff. We know they’re going to come home with Halloween candy, party treats, and other snacks from school, so be prepared with dye-free alternatives at home or in the car.

5.Shop smart at Trader Joes, Whole Foods or your local natural foods market. These stores have a commitment to keep artificial ingredients out of their products so you can bring your kids there and let them choose their treats.

6.Cook at home. The closer to raw ingredients you use, the more you can rest assured that you’re avoiding artificial ingredients.

 I would love to know what favorite snacks you and the kids love that are yummy & healthy?

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