Mamas I know a lot of you are trying so hard to eat and feed the kiddos better but also believe in my core that we can only do better when we know better. If you are using canola oil with the believe that it is a healthier option you need to read this post from @organic_olivia.
“Did you know that canola cooking oil is registered as a pesticide? Yes – JUST the oil itself – the one that many people eat on a daily basis. It’s sold under a product called “Earth Tone Horticultural Oil” which has only one active ingredient (canola oil) at 96%. It is approved to kill a wide variety of insects… so imagine what it does to your delicate gut bacteria when you eat it.
The plant “canola” does not exist. Canola oil was developed from the rape seed, a member of the mustard family. Rape seed is unsuitable for human consumption because it contains a long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid that is toxic and associated with fibrotic heart lesions.
The original rape seed oil was so inedible due to erucic acid that it took 10 years for marketers to modify the plant for lower acid production, newly revealing it as “(Can)adian (O)il, (L)ow (A)cid.” 90% of canola oil today is also genetically modified to contain an herbicide within its DNA (which is why it’s registered as a pesticide).
Canola shares soy’s hormone-disrupting tendencies, and is also noted to produce cancer-causing toxic fumes when heated at generally low temperatures. Canola causes your body to rapidly deplete Vitamin E (no food should do that) – and research also shows that canola oil causes detrimental changes to blood platelets. Throw out the canola and always use coconut oil or organic ghee for medium-high heat cooking. Olive oil should only be consumed raw or at a very low heat.”
At our home as you know coconut oil, olive oil, ghee and palm oil are oils of choice, listed in the order of use.
Chief Yummy Officer
it is the simple reason why chronic and deadly diseases continue to grow at an alarming rate despite the fact that we live in the most affluent country in the world with top notch physicians.
Medicine is not health care and will never be.
We need to try our hardest to train our kids to love foods that sustain health, it could be a battle with some kids but it is worth the effort. So many illnesses and chronic diseases are preventable.
Let’s continue to support each other, life is worth living vibrantly not always in a sick bed.
Feeding our kids fresh organic foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains beans etc along with grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish that are minimally processed prevent cancer and even block cancer growth. It also strengthens their immune system, protects them from diabetes, heart disease, obesity and maintains vibrant skin and strong bones to list a few. Healthy wholesome foods shouldn’t be an option at our homes, it should always be the first choice. We have to start believing in the old adage that we are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.
I know jar/can foods are so easy and convenient but our kids are paying a huge price with their health for this type of convenience , it just cannot sustain health.
Love, light and good health
Chief Yummy Officer
Bonnie Bedford said it perfectly “what is best for the child is not always what is most convenient for the parent” . .
This is the best way I can think of when talking about how we feed our kids..
Today we are in such a rush about every thing, because of our need for super convenience we simply accept the fact that jarred/pouch shelf-stable pasteurized food with a 2-3 years shelf life is food suitable for babies. . .
See the huge difference between our freshly made peas and organic jarred/pouch peas. . As parents we need to fiercely demand better food options for our kids, fresh food should be the only option for all kids not just a few of us. Until we get to that point we should cook more and buy fresh food.
No child should eat food that was cooked way before they were born. We are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.
There is no parent who can happily eat a 2 year old cooked food but yet we expect our babies to eat these types of food that we as adults can’t tolerate the taste nor the smell.
Our babies deserves better!
Chief Yummy Officer
Today’s school lunch for the kiddo. Tuna arugula wrap..Until we successfully give the school lunch program a healthy shakedown I will continue to pack snacks, lunch and everything in between.
This is an easy no cook meal made with whole wheat wraps….
Tune (strain out the liquid)
chopped pecans, celery and raisins, add about a teaspoon of sesame oil, mix well, lay your fresh arugula, then spread your mix and wrap. We use all organic ingredients.
Chief Yummy Officer
Written by Lisa Kay
Photography by Tim Redman
There’s very little room for resting in entrepreneur Agatha Achindu’s packed schedule. Even when her two younger children have been tucked in bed for a few hours, Achindu is still at it, working on another round of paperwork and food prep that awaits her in the kitchen of her home in Atlanta. As the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of organic baby food sold in retailers like Whole Foods, sleep is a luxury the 46 year old left behind years ago, thanks to the demands of caring for her sons — Georges (23), Malcolm (15), and Jared-Zane (9) — and running her own business. Although the constant shuffle can be hectic, Achindu believes that the level of sacrifice is worth it.
“The biggest challenge to me is being in a million different places at a million different times because of how I choose to parent,” she says. “Everything is hands on. We don’t do any fast food. We don’t do any processed food. No matter how busy I am, we have to cook. That is my biggest challenge, but at the end of the day I am grateful that I have the opportunity and [the] willpower to do it.” Read complete story on mater mea’s link http://www.matermea.com/#/agatha/4583867159