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I’ve gone back to Costco and here’s why…

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It’s been three years since we began our organic journey and our family has benefited in so many ways. I spend a lot of time researching food and how we can improve our family’s health. I try not to worry about being perfect because it’s very difficult to be 100% when surrounded by so many food options, especially for children. It can also be expensive and people ask me all the time; “is buying organic worth it?”. Well I believe it is because our children are growing up with a toxic load which we were not exposed to and I have to do all I can to protect them from that.

After abandoning Costco and other large supermarkets 3 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Costco are listening to consumer demands and stocking so many organic products. I am now a happy customer once again. So I thought I would share what I fill my cart with these days as most of the items are new. I hope that people will take note and support their local stores which make an effort to supply affordable organic options.

  1. Organic Coconut Oil – Cold Pressed is best.
  2. Organic pajamas – avoid flame retardant inhalants. FullSizeRender-3
  3. Organic Maple Syrup – The dark color means more nutrients.
  4. Figgy Pops – perfect high antioxidant snacks.
  5. Organic Frozen Fruit for smoothies.
  6. Organic Go-Go Squeeze apple sauces – 4 flavors!
  7. Organic Olive Oil – it’s a blend but the real stuff is expensive.
  8. Kind Bars – 5g sugar box – perfect for those after school snack attacks.
  9. Organic Chicken Stock – well, Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
  10. Namaste Gluten Free Flour – perfect for pancakes and muffins.
  11. Organic Sugar – avoid GMO sugar!
  12. Organic Bread – non-organic wheat can be contaminated with glyphosate.
  13. Organic Back to Nature Oreos – my kids don’t know the difference!
  14. Seeds of Change organic quinoa and brown rice – perfect for last minute meals.
  15. Organic apples – a little on the large side but great for sharing.
  16. Organic ground beef and chicken – I prefer fresh from a butcher but good to have in your freezer.
  17. Organic chia seeds – add to smoothies or make chia pudding.
  18. Organic Quinoa – make a lot, it lasts 3 days in the fridge.
  19. Organic Protein Powder – perfect for smoothies
  20. Organic Linens – including crib mattresses & towels. We don’t need a crib mattress but I sure wish we had this when our kids were babies.

There are so many more things on my organic list but I do avoid the organic and milk and eggs at Costco (sorry!) – only because I prefer grassfed dairy and pasture raised eggs. I would love to eat less processed food but in the absence of living on a farm, we have to use what we have. I will tackle planting a vegetable garden next year!

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Time to clean out your pantry! Special Fall Offer!

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I had a wonderful summer with my family but now it’s time for back to school and I guess, back to work! My youngest will soon be in full-time kindergarten and I couldn’t be happier (well, sad really) that she is growing up so much and ready for school. Earlier this year I had a health scare which set me back a few months. I have fully recovered and am taking care of my health and well-being more. I am working with doctors on a detox program and I hope to be back into things very soon. Even health coaches need coaches!

So this fall I am sharing a special offer for my pantry clear out services; A 90 minute consult with a full personalized report, unique to your family, for only $95. I can do a free phone consult beforehand to see if this is right for you.

I do not actually clean pantries by the way! My ‘pantry clear out’ is a food education program encompassing meal planning, product suggestions, dietary supplement suggestions and special food allergy advice if needed. I work with each family to develop a plan to maximize nutritional needs for your children (and the adults too!). My specialized area is childhood allergy and food intolerances which I have studied for many years now both personally and with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In fact I will soon be embarking on an intensive program with Epidemic Answers which will improve my understanding of working with children who have complications due to food intolerances.

So please email me or call if you are interested in chatting about your family’s needs. I can be reached on 917 495 0043 or via email at eileeniorio@gmail.com

Happy back to school days 🙂

Eileen

 

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