I'm not sure how many times I've been asked to grocery shop with someone to help them spot all the controversial ingredients… but it's a lot. For obvious reasons, I can't physically go to the store with y'all, but, I have a brand new way to help you shop!
Make sure you bookmark my free guide: Ingredients To Avoid In Processed Food (A-Z List). And, download a copy of the list to your phone or bring the printable version to the grocery store with you next time you go shopping.
Not only will this guide help you shop, but you can use it RIGHT NOW in your own kitchen. One of the best things I ever did was clean out my kitchen cabinets and got rid of all the chemical filled junk. I donated it all and haven't looked back. If it's not there, you won't eat it. This makes it a million times easier to eat healthy!
Once you've cleaned out the junk, you'll have a kitchen that's ready for you to feed your family healthy food without all those junky foods calling your name! I encourage you to do this ASAP.
Cleaning up your pantry is as easy as one...two...three:
- Take everything out of your pantry and refrigerator, shelf by shelf. Clearing the shelves is the only way you can inventory what you have on hand – and what you want to get out of the house.
- Using this guide as a reference, remove foods that contain risky ingredients. As a general rule, if you don't know what an ingredient is on the label, you may not want to eat it!
- Restock the shelves with what you've kept, and place the things you use most often within the easiest reach. Keep all of the items in the same place all the time.
A good tip - If a product has a "Satisfaction Guarantee", you might be able to get a full refund or store credit. It's worth asking your local grocery store about this – especially if you are finding a lot of toxic foods in your cabinets. Anything that is unopened should also be returnable to the store. If you can, take a moment to tell the store manager why you are returning the items. If more people admonished their grocery stores for carrying poisons, there'd be less of this stuff on their shelves.
At this point you might feel like I've just lobbed a hand grenade into your pantry and fridge. You're probably wondering what's left to eat... lettuce anyone??? Let me assure you there is an amazing array of foods you can eat, from meats to veggies to pastas to desserts. Nothing is off limits unless you know by reading ingredient labels that it's loaded with chemicals.
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