Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Household Food Staples

We have many things that we almost always have on hand, that we use all the time. These have changed over the years, and now they are much healthier! :)
These things include:

- Eggs (brown, cage free)
- Milk (hormone free)
- Butter (NOT margarine)
- Organic Yogurt (Karis eats this every day, almost)
- Organic apple juice (when I give this to Karis, I put mostly water, and a splash of juice)
- Cheddar cheese

Meats (hormone free, if at all possible):
- Chicken (most of the time breast, but sometimes a whole chicken)
- Lean ground beef or turkey
- Natural breakfast sausage

- Organic veggies (broccoli, mixed veggies, corn, peas)

Fresh Fruits and Veggies:
- Carrots
- Baby carrots
- Apples
- Bananas
Non Organic
- Garlic
- Onions
- Potatoes

- Whole wheat pasta (organic most of the time)
- Whole wheat couscous (organic)
- Whole wheat flour
- Unbleached all purpose flour
- Unrefined sugar
- Honey
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coconut oil
- Organic Peanut butter (although, this is refrigerated once opened)
- Rolled oats
- Brown and white rice
- Dried beans (pinto, black, garbanzo, and 15 bean soup)
- Tomato sauce, paste, diced, stewed
- Cream of... soups (although, soon we're going to start making our own substitutes)
- Vegetable broth (organic)
- Organic cereals
- Organic instant oatmeal

- Coffee
- Tea (hot and cold)
- Seasoning- sea salt, cracked pepper, Nature's Seasoning, taco seasoning, minced onions, basil, oregano, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc...
- Tortilla chips (made without hydrogenated oils)
- Baby- organic rice and oatmeal cereal (other foods are homemade)

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