To be honest, if my son wasn’t allergic to wheat, dairy, and egg, I’d probably be loading up the shopping cart this weekend with the usual unhealthy Halloween goodies. His allergies have forced me to look for other healthier options, and I’m very thankful for that. I’ll admit that in the past, I’ve read the ingredients on the side of a box and caught my eyes glazing over. You know the kind–a paragraph-long and full of words you can’t pronounce. Words that disguise what the products actually are: full of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), chemicals, preservatives, and artificial colors. Luckily, there are many healthier options out there both for children with food allergies and those wanting to avoid the scarier ingredients.
To the average outsider, I’ve gone crazy.
I’ve thrown out most of the food items in our pantry, [properly] disposed of all household chemicals, and *gasp* chucked a large portion of the makeup I had been hoarding in the bathroom. I obsess over food labels and ingredient lists, and watch food documentaries like they’re going out of style. News over bee deaths and GMOs in our food make me shake my fist in the air in dismay.
So what has possessed me? Let’s go back a few years.