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    Arrow Additive and Preservative free living!

    A place for anyone that is trying to live Additive and Preservative Free!

    There seem to be a few hubbers who are trying to eliminate additives, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours from their diets
    So i thought this could be a place to add any good brands or products, share recipe ideas and get some advice when we get stuck.

    This website is a good place to start for a list of nasty additives:

    Additive Alert (not sure if i can link it so just google)

    The Food Intolerance Network (fed up with food additives)

    both of these websites also have great books you can buy at almost any book store

    I'll be back when i've typed up some of the products we use

    Additive and Preservative free foods:

    Brands:
    Orgran (this brand is also gluten, dairy, egg, etc free)
    Macro (found in woolworths)

    Breads:
    Brumby's Bread
    Bakers Delight
    Bazzar's (sp?) Wraps (not sure if all of them are but at least on white and one wholemeal are safe)
    Mountain Bread (i think...some one correct me if im wrong)

    Pasta's:

    Spreads and Sauces:

    Woolworths Select Peanut Butter
    Philly Cream Cheese (blocks, not individual tubs)

    Stocks, cooking sauces etc:
    Leggo's Tomato Paste (jar only!)

    Biscuits (sweet and savoury):
    Vita Weat (i believe all their range are now additive free)
    Arnotts Butternut Snaps

    Snack foods:
    Macro Organic Sultana's
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    There is a great additive app I have on my iPhone it's called Food Additives2 totally awesome.

    We make everything from scratch using base ingredients- tinned tomatoes, butter, cheese (lagged and went back to kraft peanut butter) my best tip while going additive and preservative free is a Thermomix, bought one about 6 mths into being additive/preservative free and it is so much easier!

    We don't buy prepackaged products 99.99% of the time when we do it is usually the Carmens muesli bars (in the green box), Mundella Yoghurt, Weis vanilla ice cream and SPC baked beans even though I can and do make these things from scratch, sometimes I just CBF.

    Thanks for starting this thread, I really did not think that there would be many (if any) other hubbers interested!

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    We've been doing additive-free for over a year now, from the Additive Alert book not the full FAILSAFE.

    It has made such a huge difference to my 3yo's sleep!! And they both behave so much better, they go psycho if they have junk.

    AND hubby and I lost about 14kg between us when we ditched the crap. I bake a lot more now so we have plenty of sweet treats still


    I wanna Thermomix
    pushing for a combined anniversary/xmas pressie... DH just thinks the pricetag should equal a longer warranty!

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    I trying to go artificial free also. Im also dairy and gluten free.

    One of the BEST brands Ive found is Orgran. The food has all be great, and they have vegan options also.

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    We've been 'free' for about 2 years now, and I'm so pleased at how many products are now learning and getting rid of additives, preservatives and colours just in those 2 years!

    I just wish the government would do something about the disgusting additives that are allowed in food

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    yay! so glad there are others out there!

    we've been additive free for about 2 yrs now and we've never felt better! i've even started on DS's daycare

    Mischeif - we also love orgran! none of us have any other intolerances but we love their products

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    We buy lots of the Ogran stuff too.
    Happy to see that many Woolworths Select products are good now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummaslove View Post
    I just wish the government would do something about the disgusting additives that are allowed in food
    it really frustrates me! But if i had my way everything would be organic and fairtrade too

    Quote Originally Posted by Babymaker View Post
    We make everything from scratch using base ingredients- tinned tomatoes, butter, cheese (lagged and went back to kraft peanut butter) my best tip while going additive and preservative free is a Thermomix, bought one about 6 mths into being additive/preservative free and it is so much easier!

    We don't buy prepackaged products 99.99% of the time when we do it is usually the Carmens muesli bars (in the green box), Mundella Yoghurt, Weis vanilla ice cream and SPC baked beans even though I can and do make these things from scratch, sometimes I just CBF.
    i just googled thermomix! omg sounds like a dream appliance! couldn't see a price though?

    We do some packaged foods (all additive free) but i would like to make more from scratch. thanks for those products, i didn't know about them!

    btw woolworths select peanut butter is additive and preservative free!

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    I have been a bit slack these last few months and i can totally see it in my kids. I find it hard sometimes to stick to it all the time and i find the kids get bored with the same foods all the time.

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    I have quite a reaction to preservative. The sulphates give me asthma attacks.

    Its been really amazing, since I started looking into this and changing my diet how dramatically different I feel.

    Over the past year my Dr has suspected so many MAJOR things that may have been wrong with me, including cancer, pernicious anemia, auto immune diseases, and the like.

    Changing my diet, I feel like a new woman! My depression has lifted and I have become a much better mummy. I have energy again and feel ALIVE!


 

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