Here we are at step #1 ! I remember the day we decided to start trying to get the High Fructose Corn Syrup out of our house… and the first thing I picked up in the fridge had it in it…as the 3rd ingredient! Thankfully for this Pittsburgh loving family…Heinz had a HFCS free brand (called Simply Heinz) and even better an Organic version! Hunt’s and Annie’s also have HFCS free options! Or for those who are so inclined… here is a make your own recipe! What does your Ketchup label say??
** Please note: Ketchup is HIGH IN SALICYLATES (read this family’s story of Ketchup and night terrors here under the Sleep! heading). Lady A has never had Ketchup and the rest of our family uses it limitedly (1-3x per week). For her we are trying a modified version of “Pear Ketchup” that we found in Sue Dengate’s book Fed Up.