Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oh, Crap. I'm Turning Into a Whole Foods Person

This is all Tresa’s fault. She’s one of my husband’s 10 million cousins and I love, love, love her! She knows how to do EVERYTHING: sewing, canning, attachment parenting, Whole Foods shopping. She’s also a work widow. AND she’s younger than me. And skinny and pretty (reminds me of Maggie Gyllenhaal). Wait, do I love her or hate her?!

So back on 8-8-08 I decided to give Whole Foods more than just a passing try. I’d been there before, but only for yogurt and a NAUGHTY, flourless chocolate cake thing for my mom’s birthday. This time I was on a mission to try lots of different things in an effort to feed my family fewer chemicals. Some yummy things:

-- Veggie Straws (like healthy Funyuns) and Veggie Chips
-- Natural peanut butter
-- Bach’s Rescue Remedy (natural stress reliever)
-- EnviroKidz organic cereals … Peanut Butter Panda Puffs, Penguin Puffs, Leapin’ Lemurs, Amazon Frosted Flakes (some of the money goes to habitat conservation, etc.)
-- Coffee-flavored yogurt
-- Organic garbanzo beans
-- Chocolate and cheddar bunnies (like Teddy Grahams and Goldfish)

I don’t want to be a food Nazi (especially since we all love our sweets around here), and Tresa is the perfect role model for not going to extremes (we ate at Chick-Fil-A together once!). The prices were reasonable, except cookies were kind of expensive and I may NEVER buy eggs there. I’ll raise my own chickens before I’ll pay $4 for a dozen eggs! Oh, and organic produce is sometimes costly, so I’ve never bought it there.

Anyone have any good Whole Foods recommendations?


  1. Does this mean I have a letter of recommendation to the kick-ass committee?

  2. SUNBUTTER!! We had to get it when Brendan was allergic to peanuts and it is great. It is made from sunflower seeds and you use it just like PB, better for you too!! Lots of organic yummy stuff at Costco too! Love me some Whole Foods, just can't justify the prices.
    One of your husband's 10 million cousins!! :)

  3. amazon frosted flakes are gluten-free, we eat those!

    you know, i LIVE at whole foods. getting the antibiotic free, hormone free meats have made a huge difference (and made us realize how allergic to them i am, a big carryover from my regular antibiotic allergies) in how everyone feels, including curbing the boys' behavior.

  4. you know when i want some good natual food i try grass. i mean if it's good enough for the cows then i can chew some cud too. if i want some whole grain i go out to a wheat field and just start gnawing away. skip the middle WOman sorta deal. if i want something with a little texture i just bite into some tree bark. sorry tree huggers. and if i need a little protein i just skip a quarter pounder and go bite on a cows ass, once again skip the middle WOman.


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