Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Are On Our Way ...

... to a corn-free diet!

And let me tell you, this is not an easy task. I made it my New Year's resolution to free our fridge and cupboards from anything that contained corn, high fructose corn syrup and any meats that were from corn-fed animals. I decided that this was in the best interest of my family, humanity, and the earth after I listened to THIS program on NPR.

Believe me, I SO knew this would not be an easy task ... especially given that my husband's favorite meals are Frosted Flakes and Salsa on Tortilla Chips. But, he has conceded that in the best interest of our son, he will have to eat those meals by himself - out of my son's sight (sorry Daddy). And I am sure we can do this.

And now, after a couple weeks of searching, I am so glad to report that I have found a new breakfast cereal that is not only corn-free (try to find one and see how hard it is) but is also organic! And - get this - it tastes so good! And if all that weren't good enough ... the box also contains the picture of one of my son's favorite tv characters... Clifford Crunch. Have I hit the jackpot or what ??!!

There is a down side though, and that is cost. These 12.25 oz boxes go for about $4.50 each. But, I have also found a way around that as well. I went to Ebay and purchased 20 $1 off coupons for $3 ... thus saving me $17 on the 20 boxes I am now going to stock up on. Not bad.

Now, if you are still wondering why I would even care to take on this task of freeing our lives of corn, I offer you the following videos to check out:


FOOD NEWS: A Conversation with 'King Corn' Filmmaker

FOOD NEWS: A Conversation with 'King Corn' Filmmaker: 2

FOOD NEWS: A Conversation with King Corn Filmmaker: 3



Anonymous said...

DJ LOVES Clifford Crunch -- too funny! We've been doing a diet mostly free of artificial color, flavor, & preservatives for DJ since he was three and and it is more expensive but so worth it in the long run.

Jodi Renshaw said...


So funny that I only just discovered them. You should go to Ebay and get some coupons for the cereal. And please do tell me what other goodies DJ eats that I might want to try with ISaac :)