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It’s Not Better Just Because the Label Says Organic

Finding decent quality snack items can be a challenge for me. The problems stem from a combination of eating breakfast really early in the morning, eating lunch early, but then eating dinner late. This, in combination with the fact that I get bored with food easily, makes finding a healthy afternoon snack difficult.

Therefore when I was shopping at a local co-op and came across these:

I was absolutely thrilled. I thought it looked great, it’s organic, I found it at a local co-op, YAY! So, I purchased a box. In case you’re wondering, yes, I had my phone on me, and yes, my Fooducate app was working. I was just so excited that I thought I found something healthy, I immediately grabbed it.

My husband and I had a few when we got home. It tasted… ok. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either. Then it occurred to me that I had a bag of the standard issue Goldfish leftover from a trip we took back in February. So, having regained some senses, I compared the two labels.

Huh. That's interesting.

Nutritionally, they’re basically the same except that the serving size on the Goldfish is just a little more, Goldfish has one more gram of protein, and Goldfish has two grams of fiber. They are the same in terms of caloric values, but Goldfish wins in terms of lower sodium, but Annie’s wins in terms of lower overall fat.

Now that I was thinking clearly, I busted out Fooducated and scanned them both:

Fooducate gives Annie’s a B-, and Goldfish a B, confirming what I had already suspected.

The point I’m trying to make here is that just because a label says organic, and just because the ingredients for a particular item all say organic (the ingredients list for Annie’s basically claims to be organic everything), doesn’t necessarily make it a healthier option because at the end of the day, it’s all processed. Don’t fall into the buzzword trap like I so embarrassingly did.

Website Under Construction

It seems that purchasing a domain and hosting and getting all set up on your own website isn’t as easy as it looks. When I did the months of research on all of this, it seemed like you purchase a domain, then find a hosting site, then download WordPress, then blog away! I had no idea about all the small technical stuff that goes into this.

Anyway, I have a review and giveaway going up later today, and it was my goal to be moved over in time so that I could post a Rafflecopter giveaway. Instead, it looks like it’s going to be a Google Doc giveaway because I can’t get everything set up.

Therefore, there will be no Fitness Friday this week as I have had my hands quite full all week long. I’ll post a belated Fitness Friday on April 1st.

If ANYBODY has ANY advice on getting Web Disk, FTP, or anything to work on a Mac, I really, really need to hear from you. Thank you!

Just a Quick Update

It occurred to me the other day that the blog has basically turned into me just posting a bunch of Wordless Wednesday and Fitness Friday segments. I promise though that that’s not all I have!

I’m in the process of testing  Wooly Rounds wool dryer balls (as we speak actually). The test results/review and a giveaway will be up shortly! I’m also working on reviews for 100 Push Ups review and Eco Nuts. With any luck, the Eco Nuts and the Wooly Rounds will be this magical laundry dynamic duo that I have been missing. We shall see.

Also going up this week or next week will be a post about compost, because I need some guidance.


Crunchy Moms

Melinda, the awesome mama at Buddha Bunz, made this awesome what people think (I have no idea what the actual name of this meme is, but I’m going with it) picture. This is a meme that has popped up everywhere for what seems like every religion, occupation, hobby, etc.

While I personally find most of these memes annoying just because of the sheer volume of them, this one hits close to home. I can’t tell you how many times I have overheard people talking about co-sleeping or bed sharing being dangerous. Truth be told, everything can be dangerous if it’s improperly handled, just like co-sleeping. However, when done or used properly, most things can also be safe (just like co-sleeping).

Please, please, please educate yourself and the benefits and risks of every parenting decision you make and don’t just blindly follow the media or mainstream thought processes.

I would like to extend a big thank you to Melinda for allowing me to post this picture. Go check out her website!

*Note: click on the picture to make it bigger and to read what the media one says.

Valentine’s Day is Difficult…

..when you’re trying to change your eating habits.

If I could stop at one chocolate covered strawberry, chocolate from the huge box of chocolates delivered to me, or keep from munching on the Valentine’s Day candies that seem to be just everywhere, it would be one thing. Alas, I find myself snacking on that instead of making some kale chips, making a green smoothie, or simply eating strawberries sans chocolate.

I mean I’m just facing a reality here. Valentine’s Day is difficult, but not impossible, provided my will power decides to step it up a notch.

Anyway, I wanted to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day from Let’s Call It Crispy. Does anybody have any fun plans?