We’ve come to the conclusion that artificial dyes are not good for the toddler. Not that they’re good for anyone, but they’re even less good for him. I know some people don’t believe that they’re harmful. I know otherwise. They wind my kid up like an eight day clock. If it makes you feel better, think of it as an allergy. No more. They’ve all got to go. Or at least not go to him.
But a lot of things that we like, things that are cheap, they’ve got dyes in them. Cereal, mac & cheese, scalloped potatoes, oatmeal creme pies, so on and so forth. The list goes on and on and on.
We’re going to have to find replacements for some of our favorites. Which can get pricy, since there’s no guarantee I’ll have a coupon for some things. So, here’s my solution. Instead of spending more than I’m comfortable with on foods that are organic, or dye free, or whatever, I’m going to make more things from scratch.
I’m capable of it. I can read. I have a working stove and refrigerator. Yes, it takes some time and effort, but this can be done.
No more boxed Kraft Mac and Cheese, no matter how good the sale (unless it’s free or moneymaker, in which case, it will be donated). The Paula Deen mac and cheese doesn’t have any dyes, and I’ll keep some around, but I’ll also learn how to make mac and cheese quickly.
Dye free and extreme couponing. Challenge accepted.
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