I've just recently starting avoiding all P&A in food. The difference in DS1s behaviour is off the scale.
I thought I'd start a thread to see if anyone else is in the same boat??
I just made some cheese crackers today. They seem to be a hit! ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1420421734.475074.jpg
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05-01-2015 12:35 #1
Anyone else preservative & additive free??
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05-01-2015 13:04 #2
I am on the ball mostly with my boys. I eat pretty much clean anyway (well not including wine & beer!!!)
The recipe for the crackers is
100g grated cheese
25g pure butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
Combine in food processor - roll into a ball and pop in fridge.
I rolled it out then on baking paper - cut shapes and put back in fridge. It needs to be cold to move it. Once chilled I peeled off pieces and put on baking paper on a tray in the oven.
05-01-2015 13:16 #3
I've always tried to keep my daughters diet very clean however as she gets older, I've relaxed a lot, letting her occasionally have a couple of chips or ice cream or crackers, etc. She usually eats these foods around her cousins who eat them every single day and are completely wild, so she goes wild too. But I can't tell if she's being wild because of the food or because she's so excited to be with her crazy cousins.
05-01-2015 14:22 #4
I'm fairly strict at home so use hardly any packet food and even then it's usually organic and preservative and additive free ( like rice cakes, peanut butter, yogurt etc ) and I make most of my own sauces , don't have junk food or frozen food , it's easy as long as you read the labels plus try buy organic or at least grass fed meat if you can and only use olive or coconut oil for cooking
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05-01-2015 14:34 #5
We are pretty strict, the boys don't get much packet foods etc but we haven't found any change in behaviour when they do tbh. When on holidays and they visit Aunty and MIL their diet goes to s***. Grrrr
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05-01-2015 16:39 #6
Question about this, are ALL ingredients with numbers after them an additive or preservative?
05-01-2015 16:57 #7
Yes plus other things , some are harmless but a lot are not
- artificial colours have code numbers in 100s
- preservatives have code numbers in 200s
-antioxidants have code numbers in 300s
- thickeners have code numbers in 400s
- anti caking have code numbers in the 500,s
-food enhancers have code numbers in the 600s
- antibiotics have code numbers in the 700s
- sweeteners, glazes and waxes have code numbers in the 900s
- any others not in the above classifications are numbered 1100-1599
05-01-2015 17:01 #8
05-01-2015 17:17 #9
natural colour 160b (annatto)
Nitrates, nitrites 249-252
TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319-321
Glutamates incl MSG 620-625
Ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635
Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
05-01-2015 17:30 #10
We're not totally strict but DD7 reacts badly to certain additives so there are a select few that are allowed and the rest are banned. The real baddies in this house are all flavour enhancers, propionates and annatto/160b, but we generally avoid most colours, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and antioxidants.
If a product hasn't got very many ingredients and one or two additives that aren't on the Bad List then I might try it cautiously because we also avoid wheat/dairy/nuts/onion/chickpeas so its bloody hard to find a packaged product we can actually eat!
This is the list I avoid, plus Yeast Extract. I have it printed out and keep it in my wallet. Nitrates are the only thing on this list I buy, we have bacon once or maybe twice a week.
Edit: I just noticed you posted the same list @Elijahs Mum. I haven't looked at the FedUp website in a while, i just noticed yeast extract is not on their current list, I wonder why?
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