Safe Swap: Cookies!

Yep, yesterday I posted about our vastly limited intake of processed sugars for the time being, but I’m only human and can day dream about cookies, right!? 😆

 

 

Whenever we were #blessed enough to have cookies as a kid, they were always scratch made and super delicious.

I still remember being so confused as to how and why their was an isle at the grocery labeled “cookies and crackers”. They were all pre-packaged and my little kid brain was like “Whhhhhat!?”  We only picked up the packages if Mom wanted us to practice reading weird ingredients off the labels like…

 

👎🏼 Hydrogenated Oil

•High levels of trans fat which increase the risk of heart disease
👎🏼 Artificial colors
•Linked to behavioral disorders and ADHD
👎🏼 Polysorbate 80
•Ethoxylated compounds don’t belong in my skincare… so they for sure don’t belong in my snack foods
👎🏼 High fructose corn syrup
•Increases your risk of fatty liver disease, and excessive intake is linked to diabetes
👎🏼 Carageenan
•Linked to bloating and irritable bowel syndrome
👎🏼 TBHQ
•Studies show that it causes liver enlargement, neurotoxic effects, convulsions, and paralysis in laboratory animals.
👎🏼 BHA/BHT
•The internal agency for research on cancer lists these compounds as probable carcinogens
👎🏼 Artificial flavors
•I mean commme onnnnn

 

Here are some swaps that we all enjoy as a special treat and I know that our bodies aren’t going to have to work extra hard to process.

👍🏼 Organic Heavenly Hunks – Costco
👍🏼 Enjoy Live – Thrive Market
👍🏼 Go Raw Organic – Thrive Market

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