If I can stop one goal of the BIG food industry in the way I raise my daughter it would be this:
Refuse to buy junk food designed to be addictive that has no nutritional value.
And refusing to feed my daughter Pepperidge Farm Goldfish fits the bill brilliantly. But why is this snack something almost every child in America eats in the first place? Parents buy them by the gallon carton full at Costco. Preschools and day cares serve them. It’s time for this to stop.
First, let’s talk about what’s not on the label. The majority of wheat in this country is sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup weedkiller) as a drying agent before harvest (1), which is ending up in finished products on the shelf. Tests have specifically found residues of glyphosate in Goldfish Crackers (1). This chemical is known to cause cancer (2).
The cheese in Goldfish Crackers is not organic. That means it comes from factory farmed cows that were raised on an unhealthy diet of food that was not organic and probably sprayed with glyphosate and other pesticides (3). When you buy Goldfish crackers, you are supporting the industrial complex of crap food. And you don’t need to do that. Kids will be just fine without Goldfish Crackers and I will prove it to you.
When you combine the blood sugar spiking ingredient white flour, cheap oils likely produced with hexane with an addictive flavoring like autolyzed yeast which is just MSG disguised as another name – you create the perfect food for hooking your brain to crave it over and over again. Autolyzed yeast is an excitotoxin, purely used to increase food cravings and irresistibility, so you eat more than you should. I personally don’t want my child’s taste buds to be hijacked by foods like this. We need to stop the habit of brainless munching of low quality foods that has led millions of Americans to diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
But here’s the good news…
I put together a list of over 100 snacks that are a zillion times better than Goldfish Crackers.
This is for all the moms and dads out there who think they need Goldfish Crackers to have snacks on-the-go for their kids. You can stash any of these alternative snacks in your bag or car, or wherever you go and you’ll always have a healthy snack handy for your child that is non-white flour and non-white sugar.
It’s time to stop letting our kids get hooked on nutrition-less dead food! Big food has done of enough damage to our health. Let’s break their control together.
Over 100 Packaged Snacks A Zillion Times Better Than Goldfish Crackers For Your Kids
Choose organic whenever possible. I linked to the products to make shopping easy for you.
Note: this list doesn’t include the myriad of fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade snacks you can make in your kitchen – which are the snacks I offer most to my daughter.
2. Unique Organic Sprouted Wheat Pretzels (the ones with sprouted whole wheat & olive oil)
67. Trail Mix (make your own with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruit)
92. Evo Hemp Bars
117. Pan’s Mushroom Jerky
Now there’s no excuse to ever buy Goldfish Crackers ever, ever again. Am I right?
Which of these snacks are you going to try? Tell me in the comments below!
And, please share this post to inform parents everywhere that it’s okay to stop buying Goldfish Crackers. There are over 100 better options now BOOM!
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