Here are some resources for more information.

1.  The Non-GMO Project  You will be able to look at a shopping guide of products that have been non GMO verified.

2.  Truth in Labeling   This will show you many hidden sources of MSG

3.  Tips on Avoiding Dairy for Allergies   This is a helpful guide for those who are allergic to dairy.

4.  Cornucopia Shopping Guide for Avoiding Foods With Carrageenan

5.  Common Additives to Avoid in Processed Foods

6.  Web MD Hidden Sources of Gluten

7. 101 Best Tech Tools for Nutritionists

Recommended Reading

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Micheal Pollan

Salt, Sugar, Fat-How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien

The Sugar Fix -The High Fructose Fallout that is Making you Fat and Sick by Richard Johnson

26 thoughts to “Resources”

  1. Hi, I am BRAND NEW to all of this and find it exciting and overwhelming all at once. I am attempting to start slow. However, I am struggling with the fact that there is no nutrient content on anything...wheather it be recipe books from barnes & noble or online. I normally have belly fat (I am 6' and @ 280 lb) and have always been successful eating small meals higher in protein (no more than about 15g above my carbs) and I keep a journal. I have been on Prednisone for roughly 6 months due to an "unknown etiology" and its been a rough ride and I am finally being titrated off. I have gained 50 lbs and I am "hot-mess". One of the Dr I am seeing reccomended ths diet....BUT, it doesnt feel safe. LOGICALLY, I get it, but the caloric intake serving size ect...I dont understand why it is not anywhere? Iam so worried about investing in something and gaining more weight. I know this is a screenful to read...hoping some one out there can advise??? Appreciate any help....
    1. All I can tell you is my experience. I have never really had a weight problem, but I did have about 10lbs left over from having my babies. I tried calorie cutting, exercise, cutting portion sizes etc. Nothing seemed to get those last few pounds off. Then I decided to go vegan and quit processed foods and sugar. THAT is the only thing that worked for me. I lost weight without even trying! I was amazed at the transformation in my body. Now, I eat what I want and never count calories or fat anymore. It is so great to be free of all that. You see, there are so many nasty things in processed foods. Salt and sugar are the two biggest problems with those foods. Just try and eliminate those from your diet and see if it makes a difference. My blog is full of recipes that should be able to help you on your journey. I hope that helps you some! :)
      1. I agree with you, Melissa. I haven't calorie counted since I went vegetarian / whole food focused. If jeans get a tad tight,,I just look at recent habit changes and readjust. Easy, peasy. :)
  2. Hi, I read somewhere on your site a link to a lady's blog that did clean desserts. Can you tell me the name of that blog please? I don't even know where to look to find it again.Thanks!
  3. I just saw a product, and wondered if you could check the ingredient list, which they have posted on their website. They also have a Pinterest page. The name of the company is: Gardein
    1. I used to love their products, but most of them contain soy protein which can be a hidden form of MSG. Also natural flavors is an ingredient I avoid and their products contain it as well.
  4. OK, Thank you for the response. I was hoping for a healthy convenient option when I don't want to cook. :)
    1. Yes! I love mine. It is truly worth the investment. They last years and it's a great company. I use mine every day. This is the one I have.
  5. I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Finally a real blog for a mom really trying to feed her family healthy foods!! I made this life style change last October, went Vegetarian in November and tried to go Vegan but really struggled with eggs and cheese in my diet! As well, I have gone as Organic as possible but still struggle with food quality in mega organic grocery stores. One of the things I have read about "Soy Protien Isolate" and "Whey Protien Isolate" is in everything packaged even the vegan, non GMO marketed products. Do you have an opinion on these ingredients? I feel like I am going a bit crazy. Nothing is edible! It's wonderful that my eyes have finally been opened to the food lies but how can I keep from going fanatical?Thanks!
    1. Thank you Gina! I avoid anything that contains soy protein isolate and whey protein isolate. They contain MSG and most of the nutrients have been destroyed in the processing. Both those ingredients are cheap to make and therefore in many processed foods. It's hard not to go crazy, but just try to change one thing at a time. That's how we did it. I'm hoping that the gears are shifting now that Big Food sees that consumers are fed up with chemicals in their foods.
  6. I just discovered your blog and I love all the healthy recipes. I have been trying to do this for a while now and I think I have mostly convinced my family now. As i try to make a transition, I find it hard to just go to the grocery store and add to my "pantry." what do you suggest to always have at hand? What are the core, milk and bread so to speak, of a whole food life?
    1. Hi Cristina! Some of the things I like to keep on hand are listed in this post.
  7. I haven't purchased any store bought cereal in many months now, but my kids are about to go crazy with this change. I am going to try your Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe once I make the applesauce for it. I don't have enough time to make everything. I live in a small town where there is nothing organic available in the way of cereals. My question for you is if there is a clean type of cereal that you would recommend. It would need to be available through Amazon since I am not able to make it to a big city to purchase items. Thanks for your help!
    1. Yes! Nature's Path makes good cereals. This is one I have bought for my kids on occasion. Keep in mind this price is for a pack of six. Not just one box. :) They have other flavors too!
  8. I LOVE your blog!! I make the almond butter/chocolate overnight oats every week. Thank you so much for sharing all of your recipes with us :). Do you have a list that links to other blogs you like for recipes? I see you mentioned chocolate covered Katie but are there other faves? Thanks again!
    1. Hi Jenny! Thank you! I don't have a list, but some of my faves are Oh She Glows, The Clever Carrot, Deliciously Ella, Real Food Real Deals, This Rawsome Vegan Life and The Minimalist Baker. To name a few. There are many more, but those are off the top of my head.
  9. Ia m new to this. I am recently have learned of allergies that I have that are not to foods, but they interfere with foods. I am now on a no yeast, no sugar and no dairy diet and needing some help with figuring out what I can possibly take as snacks to work as well as new diet in general.
    1. I have many energy bite recipes that fit that requirement. Are you allowed to have natural sugars? Like those naturally occurring in fruits?
  10. I love your food posts and find it supportive. However, my sturggle right now is sugar addiction and I'd love to find a similarly supportive group of those "who daily fight and sometimes win the struggle against eating the white stuff." Any leads you can give me? Googling hasn't been any help.
    1. Thank you! I don't know about any internet support groups, but have you tried quitting sugar together with a friend? Sometimes that added support can really help. :)

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