Here are simple substitutions for some harmful additives:
Organic choices. Look for biscuits, crackers and cookies in the organic or health food section, or try making your own if you have the time. Still read labels in this section, however, as many so-called organic foods contain MSG
Make your own peanut and other nut butters. Simply put peanuts, almonds or cashews in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, adding a little canola oil as needed. Add salt to taste
Buy cheeses with no added color. String cheese is a great snack food
Buy plain, unsweetened yogurt, and add fresh or frozen fruit and a bit of sugar
Think dried fruit. It’s a much healthier snack than fruit snacks, which often have no fruit in them whatsoever.
Some of the best summer memories you ever had where from the days you spent whiling away the hours at camp. While some might use summer camp to get their kids out of the house for a week, most dads recognize that it can teach kids valuable >more