Category Archives: Color Additives

The Candy Fairy Has Left the Building

Happy Halloween 2013! With kiddos aged 4  and 8, trick-or-treating is a top priority around our house…even in the pouring down rain this year.  The excitement of running full speed from house to house, had smiles plastered from ear to … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day ~ BabyFoodSteps Style

Hope you are having a wonderful LOVE day! We are celebrating Baby{food}Step Style here! To make these fun “homemade” Valentine’s- 1. Take a photo of your Child holding a PVC pipe. 2. Use a program like youdoodle, photoshop or other … Continue reading


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Food Free Treats

This time of year is a difficult one to navigate for any parent with a child with food allergies, food intolerances and metabolic issues. It seems as if many celebrations in our culture are synonymous with food and specific “treats” … Continue reading

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12 of 50 Babysteps- Pudding

  Pudding is not really a staple in our house but it is a special treat every now and then.  When I looked what was actually in pudding… I saw ALOT of artificial gunk and unpronounceable ingredients.  Thanks to a … Continue reading

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9 of 50 Babysteps- Food Coloring

Artificial Colors have been on my radar since early on in this journey… they became a cornerstone in the 3 FREE Babysteps and recently emerged again as I delved into their harmful effects on the body at the cellular level and … Continue reading

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8 of 50 Babysteps- Icing

Yes you can LICK the Icing! So after writing all about some of the dangers of artificial colors, you are probably wondering if everything we eat in our house is WHITE?  Unfortunately, for Lady A, the answer is often yes … Continue reading

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MITOXIC-Why eating artificial colors may not be good for any of us, especially mitochondrial disease patients

If you have been following this blog for a bit, you know that along this medical journey my family had been on, we have learned more about the impact of food on our health, then we could ever imagine. One … Continue reading

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7 of 50 Baby Steps- Cake Mix

Can you really have your CAKE and EAT it to…all while avoiding HFCS, Hydrogenated oils and Artificial Ingredients? Why YES, Yes you can! Namaste is one of our favorite brands around here (especially the Spice Cake and the Vanilla Cake … Continue reading

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6 of 50 Baby Steps- Jelly and Jam

Step 5 was the peanut butter and step 6 is it’s better half…the jelly and jam! As you can imagine this yummy sweet stuff is a perfect place to find some High Fructose Corn Syrup hiding and with all the … Continue reading

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S is for Salicylate

Salis-a-What!! I know what you are thinking, not another chemistry lesson! Please keep reading because THIS one is important, at least it has been VERY important to OUR family. When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade I remember being … Continue reading

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