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Going Organic?

September 25, 2008

Yes, I have lost my mind.  I have decided that one of my pre-child *projects* that will take place over many months will be to convert myself and my husband to a mostly organic diet.  Having said that, I am not going to be a freak about it.  I will still eat out, I will still eat whatever other people eat when we are out with friends, I am not going hard core, just healthier.  I am sooo excited as I bought our first carton of organic milk.  I have tried soy, but did not care for it.  I could drink it, but it would take some getting used to.  I hope that the organic milk is not the same.  While I am making the statement that I am in a sense *going green*-food wise-I am really only referring to milk, fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs.  So is it worth it?  What is considered truly organic?  Does it matter that I am not worrying about things such as bread, etc.  Is there organic bread?  I gave (notice the past tense) our cat organic cat food, he hated it.  He would sniff it, look at me with this look that plainly said…are you kidding me?  He would then repeat the cycle until he wore me down and got the back up food.  It is actually the same look I got from my husband when I sprang the whole organic plan on him tonight over–pizza.  Real organic-hee hee!  This all started when I listened to a program about all the preservatives, etc. that are found in milk.  MILK!  So maybe I have lost it, maybe it is a marketing gimmick, but I think there is a balance that can be struck that is good for your health.  We will see how this progresses.  We are having a hot dog/smores roast this weekend at the pumpkin patch….is burning your food on a stick from nature considered organic? 😉

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2008 10:22 pm

    There is absolutely benefit to organic dairy products without all the antibiotics and growth hormones added. We are about 75% organic here ; ) Actually, believe it or not, I am the co-author of “The Everything Guide to Organic Baby Food”! I am not kidding 😉 It is about to be published in October so I will keep you posted but it should be on Amazon and in Barnes and Nobles, etc… Fun fact about me that you did not know yet 😉 It is fun to support local agriculture and get into organic food!

  2. Melissa permalink
    September 25, 2008 10:43 pm

    Good luck with that!

    Thanks for the note, you are too nice. You are the best!!! Wish I was going with you this weekend…

  3. Princess Consuela B.H. permalink
    September 26, 2008 7:46 pm

    I did this over the summer, and I have been very happy with it. I have to say, too…that Horizon milk is so much better tasting. It’s crazy expensive, and who knows if I think the milk tastes better because of the way they produce it, or because it’s in a carton, but I do like it.

    It’s not hard at all to find organic things if you know where to look. It is more expensive, but to me it’s worth it. If I had a kid, I would most definitely make sure they were mostly organic. I also agree with you – I’ve been eating High Fructose Corn Syrup and blah blah forever, so I’m not going to freak out if I can’t be 100% organic. But I try.

    Have you read The Omnivore’s Dilemma or In Defense of Food? Excellent, excellent books. And some great food buying tips.

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