Organic Food

How to pick organic produce

When you are shopping at the grocery store the only way to know that the product you are picking is organic is by reading the small code on the sticker. You need to check your banana, apples, zucchini, veggies, and any produce also at Whole Foods Market and Trader Foe's as well since they sell even not organic produce.

ORGANIC 9

The code needs to  have 5 digits starting with N 9

The organic fruit or veggie was grown organically, the sticker will have five digits, starting with “9.”

Like in the picture the apple and the papaya are both organically g

APPLE code: 94017

PAPAYA code:  93111

CONVENTIONALLY 4

when you find digit code (4011 is the code for bananas) on the sticker, that banana was conventionally grown with the use of pesticides. All conventionally grown produce will have stickers with four digits.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED 8

Genetically modified produce stickers begin with the number “8.” 

Be aware when picking corn, soybeans, potatoes, artichokes, papaya, squash.

Applegate USDA Certified Organic Turkey Balls 

Canola oil is everywhere and in many packaged food.

🍃 That's why I read carefully food packaging labels to be sure that canola oil is not in them. We won't keep it out of our body why?

It is highly processed, unhealthy, cheap, and inflammatory oil. read more in the next post below.

🍃  The other ingredients I strictly avoid is citric acid, why?

Because it derives from a mold, once it used to be extracted from citric fruits but it has been cheaply replaced with a lab mold.

and if you have acid-reflux or GERD, stay away from it! 

🍃  Also, I avoid natural flavors: a mysterious combination of ingredients that is not disclosed by the company and we want to know what we are eating right?

🍃  So here is my new discovery delicious turkey meatballs high in protein made with clean ingredients: organic turkey, organic lentils, organic feta cheese, organic olive oil, organic dill, and sea salt. You can get it online. 

  • USDA Certified Organic

  • No Antibiotics or Added Hormones

  • No Chemical Nitrites or Nitrates

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

  • Humanely Raised

  • Gluten-Free​​

Applegate USDA Certified Organic Turkey Burgers 

🍃  Delicious Turkey Burgers made with only certified organic ingredients. Finally burgers without canola oil.

High in protein made with clean ingredients:

🍃 organic turkey,

🍃 organic sweet potatoes,

🍃 organic white bean 

🍃 organic kale,

🍃 organic onion, sea salt, organic spices, organic garlic, and rosemary extract.

  • USDA Certified Organic

  • No Antibiotics or Added Hormones

  • No Chemical Nitrites or Nitrates

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

  • Humanely Raised

  • Gluten-Free

Made with safer ingredients that we can recognize!​​

USDA Certified Organic Turkey Breast

Even organic turkey brands can contain unecessary ingredients such as natural flavors, sugar.

Look at labels that have fewer ingredients possible like these.

From Organic Valley: organic turkey breast, water, sea salt

Diestel: only organic turkey breast.

Applegate USDA Certified Organic Turkey Balls 

Canola oil is everywhere and in many packaged food.

🍃 That's why I read carefully food packaging labels to be sure that canola oil is not in them. We won't keep it out of our body why?

It is highly processed, unhealthy, cheap, and inflammatory oil. read more in the next post below.

🍃  The other ingredients I strictly avoid is citric acid, why?

Because it derives from a mold, once it used to be extracted from citric fruits but it has been cheaply replaced with a lab mold.

and if you have acid-reflux or GERD, stay away from it! 

🍃  Also, I avoid natural flavors: a mysterious combination of ingredients that is not disclosed by the company and we want to know what we are eating right?

🍃  So here is my new discovery delicious turkey meatballs high in protein made with clean ingredients: organic turkey, organic lentils, organic feta cheese, organic olive oil, organic dill, and sea salt. You can get it online. 

  • USDA Certified Organic

  • No Antibiotics or Added Hormones

  • No Chemical Nitrites or Nitrates

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

  • Humanely Raised

  • Gluten-Free​​

Artisana Organic Raw Almond

Looking for a healthy snack on the go? ✈️⛵️ Congratulations, you found certified organic raw almond nut butter from Artisana Organics 🌰 that is conveniently packed for travel or anywhere use. Artisana doesn't use sweeteners or other additives. The only ingredient is just one: organic raw almonds, produced with a low temperature grinding process to keep its freshness and nutrients. 🐿 Made in the USA, a product of California☀️ in a peanut, gluten, dairy, and soy free facility!🌴 You can find it at Whole Foods Market or get the 14 oz. jar at the Thrive Market; link is on my profile.

Organic Apple Sauce

🍏This is the purest apple sauce I have found. It has only one ingredient: organic apples! Made with USA apples 🇺🇸 
🌿It is made without all the added ingredients usually found in apple sauce, such as ascorbic acid, added sweeteners, and citric acid (once derived from Italian citrus fruit, now derived from a type of mold).
🍃Thrive Market apple sauce is Certified organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, paleo, vegan, no added sugars or artificial ingredients, gluten-free, preservative-free, BPA-free packaging.
💚It tastes so yummy 😋

You can find it at Thrive Market for and with my link you'll get an extra bonus! 💁🏻

USDA Certified organic jam, strawberries, pink, rose, no citric acid, gerd, acid reflux. pretty organic girl.
Organic Jam Fior Di Frutta

 🍓😋My favorite organic jam! It has the cleanest ingredients I found! It is made with just with 3 ingredients: organic strawberries, organic apple juice and pectin, that's all!

No sugar added and no citric acid (once made from Italian citrus fruits, now derived from a type of mold)! Pectin instead, is extracted from fruits and it has been observed to have DNA repair properties!

🍓This jam is made with organic strawberries and wild strawberries, naturally sweetened with organic apple juice! It tastes sooo good!

🍃Made in Italy in organic farms it comes in different flavors strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, orange, lemon, peach! They are all delicious! 😋🍎🍊🍓 USDA certified organic, gluten free. 

Safe Catch Healthiest  Tuna 

💠  I stopped to eat tuna for years for the high mercury level in it, I prefer to eat wild salmon since it is considered safer! Recently after watching a "Shark Tank" episode, I found this tuna!

🎉 This tuna is tested to a mercury limit of 0.100 ppm, which is 22 times stricter than the FDA limit! 

💦 This makes this wild tuna as pure as wild salmon! Also, this tuna retains omega 3s more than conventional tuna, it is hand-cut, BPA- free can, certified kosher, non-GMOs, no additives or fillers, dolphin-safe🐬 (no delphin get hurt). It is the safest on the market and it tastes great!

I only buy this one! Safecatchfoods safe for kids, pregnancy.

  • Mercury Tested – their purest tuna!

  • Artisan Cook Process – Amazing taste!

  • No Additives or Fillers – Just pure tuna!

  • Sustainably Caught!

BPA free food

Tips to avoid BPA #1 🍅🍊🍏🍑🍈🍵
Do you know that canned foods have Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen? It can leach from the lining into your food. Before you buy soups, beans, pasta, coconut milk, vegetables, and fruits, look for:
•BPA free lining container
•Glass container •Carton container 
Be sure that is certified organic! 😉

USDA Certified Organic eggs, pasture-raised, vital farme, best, protein, chickens,
Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs

🍳 Breakfast anyone? These are my favorite eggs! They are not only USDA organic but also pasture-raised and Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) certified! There is a difference between pastured-raised and free-range, and the HFAC requirements for "free-range" is that birds need to be at least 6 hours per day outdoors, while "pastured-raised" birds must be outdoors year round. According to the HFAC, there are just 3 companies on the pastured-raised program: 1.vitalfarms  2.whiteoakpastures 3. ayrshirefarm The only free-range company on the program is @thehappyeggcousa. The best eggs come from the healthiest hens! Look for the HFAC Humane Farm Animal Care seal! 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

Organic Olive Oil Sachets On the Go 
Canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, 100% organic, italian, USDA

Canola oil is everywhere and almost in every restaurant. 🍃That's why I bring with me these little handy olive oil packs, and I generally ask the chef to use only this USDA Certified Organic cold-pressed oil for my dishes. Easy to carry along with you. 🍽They allow me to have dinner out, but without loading my body with unhealthy and inflammatory canola oil or other cheap oils that restaurants seem to carry. Why? They can be used with higher heat and are cheaper for the restaurant to buy, but they are highly processed. ​​​
​​🔬According to @theFoodbabe “Canola oil is extracted from rapeseed plants, that have been bred to have lower levels of toxic erucic acid... In 1995 they also began genetically engineering (GMO) rapeseed to be resistant to herbicides, and now almost all canola crops in North America are GMO...Canola oil consumption has been linked to vitamin E deficiency and a shortened life span in animal studies.” ​​​
​​🔬According to the Weston A. Price Foundation:
“Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching and degumming–all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety." ​​​
​​🔬According to @thefoodbabe: Most cooking oils go through an insane amount of processing with chemical solvents...the “solvent” that is most often used to extract the oil is the neurotoxin hexane ...Hexane is a cheap byproduct from gasoline production, that’s a serious occupational hazard and toxic air pollutant. It’s been shown that some hexane residue can remain in the oil, and the FDA doesn’t require food manufacturers to test for residues. ​​​
​​Convinced? My suggestion is to eat at home as much as you can and bring these organic olive oil packs with you!