Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get Food Additives Out

Get Rid of the Food Additives
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Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship’s Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week’s topic is eliminating food additives from our diets.

Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship, where Lenetta from Nettacow is sharing information and resources about common food additives and why you may want to avoid them.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I truly am a kitchen dunce. I have the unique ability to ruin one of our family’s favorite meals the 15th time I’ve made it even though I’ve never had trouble before. I over-think every aspect of cooking (which is why I love the blog Cooking for Engineers!), and that often results in disaster.

Unfortunately, that means that we eat more processed food than I care to admit. While we’re making changes to the type of skin care and beauty products we use and even the ingredients we buy, I know I still have a long way to go.

So today I want to share with you surprisingly easy make-from-scratch recipes that are helping me in my journey to cook more and better for our family (but for the record, my kids are eating mac ‘n cheese from the box right now):

  • Homemade Pizza in 30 Minutes or Less from Money Saving Mom
    **I mentioned this one over the weekend, but we really, really love it. I substitute 1.5 cups of white flour with whole wheat flour, and I hope to continue to increase that as we get used to it.
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce from Simple Bites
  • Homemade Muffin Mix from Simple Bites

Lenetta is also sharing tips for eliminating food additives from your diet. No matter where you are in the process, she’s got tips for you! While there, you can link up your own story, recipes or questions.

Next week, we’ll talk about CAFOs with Kelly from The Kitchen Kop.

Do you have a surprisingly easy from-scratch recipe to share? I’m all ears!

Mandi Ehman at Organizing Your Way

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