I've been on a mission these last two weeks: no more processed garbage food. No more fast food, even though we really aren't fast food people. More organic food (when it counts and if it doesn't interfere with my frugal-ness). I found a great source for grass-fed beef (an accomplishment, seeing that we live in a desert!) and another source for low-priced organic produce, raw cheeses, and other food items. I'd love to find a way to get raw milk at a decent price, but that one isn't happening quite yet. (I know my mom is reading this and shuttering, remembering having to drink raw milk herself while growing up! But I want to give it a try. The nutrients in that stuff just make my head roll!)
A fun snack that I absolutely nailed on the head was fruit roll-ups. The kids love fruit snacks and fruit roll-ups from the store, but they are loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and who knows what else. Some of those "ingredients" are even hard to pronounce! So...here's my homemade version.