Don’t Scream For This Ice Cream

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream, but not for toxic ice cream! Summer is here and that means our kids will be clamoring for sweet, refreshing ice cream. There are lots of brands for moms to choose from and not all of them are as healthy as we’d like to think.…

10 REASONS TO DUMP DIET SODA

Diet Soda :10 Reasons to Dump the Habit

Do you drink diet soda? Maybe you know someone who is hooked on the stuff. As a former Diet Coke fiend, I can still recall the week long withdrawal I had when I finally kicked my habit 5 years ago. I had terrible pounding migraines, was irritable, and generally all around miserable until it got…

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Save Money: 13 Foods You Don’t NEED to Buy Organic

I know what you’re thinking, Mamavation is big on eating organic, so why are we writing about the opposite? We’ve shared the reason’s why you should feed your family organic as well as the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate. Organic is always the best option to avoid GMOs, synthetic pesticides, biosolids, and artificial ingredients, but eating 100%…

How To Prep 7 Whole Food Dinners in Less Than 60 Minutes, 20 dishes

20 dishes: Prep 7 Whole Food Dinners Fast

The more informed we become about our food system, the better choices we can make. Whether your first step is swapping out processed foods, or opting to feed your family organic, every little bit helps. Before you know it you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come. 20 dishes and Leah will help you out!…

64 Ingredient School Cafeteria Sandwich, school lunch ingredients

School Lunch Ingredients: 64 Ingredients

Have you ever tried to find out the ingredients in the food being served at your kids’ school? It’s certainly not an easy feat. Some have even had to file a freedom of information act to learn what food children were being served. Yes, school lunches leave little to be desired, but are they actually posing a…

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10 Safe Unhealthy Foods that you can Eat

Not that long ago, we were told that fats were a no-no in our diets, salt was harmful and butter promoted heart disease. A lot of us structured our family meals around low fat foods, thinking we were doing the right thing to help our kids stay healthy. Here’s some safe unhealthy foods. But recent…

100 HIdden GMO Ingredients

Hidden GMO Ingredients: 100 to lookout for

These days it seems we know less and less about what’s in our food. As big food and lawmakers have their way, ingredients sneakily make their way into our food. It’s up to us, the consumer, to research what we eat and take a closer look at the labels. We’ve already identified the many places MSG…

The Facts About Organic Pesticides

Organic Pesticides: The Facts That You Need To Know

There has been a lot of incorrect information circling around about organic food and the organic industry. This has caused some, with vast knowledge on the subject of organic, to issue a response. It seemed like the right time to delve into one of the issues–pesticides. Are organic pesticides an option? Pesticides are something discussed often…

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Hidden MSG Ingredients: 90 You Should Avoid

You’ve seen the signs and labels stating “No MSG” at your favorite take out place or on food in the grocery store aisles, but that warning doesn’t mean exactly what you think it does. Here are hidden MSG ingredients you need to avoid. The FDA does not require manufacturers to label these foods MSG unless…