Finding Clean » Clean Food, Clean Mind, Clean Living

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  • WELCOME!

    When my son started having allergic reactions to multiple foods, I tried to find reasons to explain what was happening. After much research, I discovered that our food system is broken. Beyond that discovery, I also learned that we are exposed to toxic chemicals in almost every aspect of our daily lives. I was overwhelmed with information and frustrated by the things I couldn't control. One day I found myself crying in the grocery store, reading label after label, knowing that I didn't want to feed my family this way any longer.

    And so began my journey to research, learn, and find a way to live a cleaner life. It's still a work in progress but, using the 80/20 rule, I very much enjoy the challenge. Finding Clean is a way for me to share my discoveries with the world, and to show people that change doesn't have to be so hard.

    "Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi

    So here I am, hopefully changing the world (or at least my little corner of it). If you want to join in, start HERE at the beginning.

    Love,
    Crystal

Enjoying Time

I often have to remind myself that it’s not “wasting” time when I’m doing something I enjoy.  When I spend time cleaning my office space, or decorating, or even leisurely reading a book, I often feel like I’m wasting time because I could be doing something more productive.   But, sometimes I think my brain […]

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Grocery Shopping

Many people have asked me how I grocery shop, so I thought I would share.  When we began this transition to “real” food and non-GMO, I was very overwhelmed at the grocery store (namely, Publix).  Everything that was familiar to me was no longer something I wanted to consume.  I still wanted to have bread, […]

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April 16, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Crystal - Thanks for stopping by!

April 16, 2013 - 2:35 am

Natali - Funny, I shop almost exactly the same way! Chicken at Costco, once a month (or twice) TJ’s stock up, etc. etc.! Nice, *clean* looking blog :) Found you through Danielle Bryson’s recommendation.

syrup

Something as simple as syrup is filled with toxic ingredients.  “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” would lead us to believe it’s a healthier alternative to regular syrup.  But as you will see below, it’s anything BUT healthy.  I used to love Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup.  LOVED it.  It was actually hard for me to make the switch because […]

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Where do I start?

I do a lot of reading, mostly about our food supply.  But also about how to be a better parent, a better wife, a better person.  I read about how to love myself and others, and about how to give.  I also watch documentaries that make my heart break because I want to help people […]

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Kix is NOT all natural

I do my best to limit processed food in our diet, but we still have cereal and a selection of crackers and chips (among other things).  When I started buying only organic cereal, I had a hard time finding one that my daughter liked.   Cereal can be expensive, so doing trial and error is […]

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March 14, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Grocery Shopping | Finding Clean - […]  It freezes really well, so I usually grab a couple loaves for the freezer too.  I talked about Gorilla Munch before, and the kids love it on yogurt or with breakfast.  It’s always only $2.99 a box at […]