Feingold Shopping Lists 2012

Shopping Lists (March, 2012)


These are just my own personal shopping lists for our family, not a complete Feingold shopping guide.  That’s a book.  Please use as a guide and not a Bible!  (I listed my shopping lists a few years ago.  I haven’t even looked at that one recently, but these are my lists as of today.)  If you are exploring the Feingold Diet for your child, this will give you an idea of what kinds of foods are acceptable.  I don’t have these listed as stage 1 or stage 2, so just eating off these lists, will not be the same as doing the diet, as you would need to understand the concept of salycilates.  But, I would hope this helps some families make better food choices, and for other families, give them the encouragement and help they need to start the diet. 





I did not cross check to make sure everything on here is in the Feingold shopping guide.  One reason being: There are some manufacturers who will not fill out forms for Feingold, so they could be totally fine, but they are not listed in the FG guide.  Lay’s, for example, just stopped filling out forms but last year, they were approved, so we still eat them.  The ingredients listed on the packaging have not changed either, so I feel they are safe.  Or, there may be some new products that have not been researched yet by Feingold. 


I’ve listed our GFCF products separately too.  If you have a child with allergies, please do further research on these products to make sure they are safe for your child.  Some of these products will have cross contamination (CC) issues, like Lay’s products, but we seem to be OK with the small amount of gluten that is them. 


If you are not GFCF, don’t skip past the GFCF lists.  There are some very basic foods in there that your kids will probably eat, that happen to be GFCF.  Some of the GFCF foods are better than the non-GFCF foods in my opinion.  I think the GFCF Ian’s products are pretty good.  If you buy Ian’s, make sure you cut out the UPC’s on the boxes.  You can send in 15 of them to get a coupon for a free Ian’s product (worth $6). 


We try to avoid soy with the GFCF products, but you’ll see some products listed with soy (I’ve listed if I know they have soy in them).  That’s because those are products that I eat, or we eat very seldom.  I listed a few items that I know are stage 1 Feingold.  The lists below are for 5 different people in our house, with different intolerances.  My youngest daughter and I for example, can do stage 2 fruits and some soy.  The rest do limited stage 2.


We try to avoid corn syrup for my son on the Feingold Diet, so I list if any have corn syrup that I know.  We also try to avoid MSG.  Feingold considers foods with corn syrup and MSG as approved, but they list if it contains those things, which is really nice, because they are often hidden under different names.  We also do limited chocolate and dairy for my Feingold only son, so if you can do dairy and chocolate, there are a lot more choices out there for you that I do not have listed. 


If you don’t have a Whole Foods near you…my deepest condolences.  Whole Foods is Feingold heaven.  Most foods there are acceptable.  I just watch out for corn syrup and MSG mostly.  You can find a limited selection of the same foods at Whole Foods at your local health food store if you have one.  We have Woodman’s here, which carries a huge selection of organics and healthier foods, in two aisles called “Organic/Natural.” 


My health food store will order things for me as well.  Not everything, but you can ask.  I had them order Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat bread b/c I could only find it at Whole Foods and I only go there once a month.  I had to order a case (8 loaves), which was fine b/c I freeze them.  Now, they have started carrying these. 


If you go to a regular grocery store chain, they will either have a separate aisle for natural foods (usually combined with the allergy friendly/GFCF foods, or they will have them mixed in with the other foods.  Our Dominick’s recently changed their stores to incorporate all the health food in with the junk.  I stopped shopping there.  What a pain.  Now, instead of shopping in one aisle, I have to go down every aisle and search for what I need. 


And, as a last resort, you can always order online, mostly on Amazon.  I do this if it’s cheaper or if the weather is bad, and I don’t want to be running to the store as much.  I almost never pay shipping.  But, you sometimes need to order in bulk, which could be a problem if you haven’t tried the product yet.  At the end of these lists, I’ll list what I typically order online.


The biggest challenge I have personally, is having to shop at so many different stores! If I had a Whole Foods closer, it would be a lot easier (mine is 25 minutes away, which isn’t too bad).  But, I try to go to one store once a week and get what I need for a month.  That’s the plan anyway.  Having a meal plan helps and always make a list.  My grocery lists have a few different stores listed on it!     


Hope this helps! 


On my next post I will answer the question I get most often:  Is it really worth it to buy the Feingold program?  My short answer/opinion:  Absolutely!  

Disclaimer (So Feingold can stop leaving the same comments over and over all over my blog): This is not the same as doing the Feingold Diet. If you want to do the Feingold Diet, please purchase their program. 

Costco


Pretzel Crisps - Classic


Gluten and Dairy Free (GFCF):


Jones All Natural Sausage Patties (for breakfast)


I’m Skinny Baked Onion Rings (like Funyons)


Ruffles Potato Chips


Lay’s Classic Potato Chips


Fritos


Tostitos (soy)


Angie’s Kettle Corn Popcorn – Original (we don’t like the Light or Caramel)


Kirkland sliced peaches in glass jars


Hunt’s or Contadina Tomato Sauce and Puree (Large cans for spaghetti sauce)


Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Cane Sugar (Any sugar is fine, but I like organic.  If you buy regular, CandH is a decent brand b/c they use cane sugar instead of beet sugar.)


Mexican Coca-Cola (These are Coke bottles, made with sugar instead of corn syrup.)


(I haven’t been to Sam’s in a while so I can’t remember what they have.  Sorry!)


Whole Foods J


Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat Bread


Rudi’s Wheat Hamburger and Hot Dog buns


Bell & Evans Chicken Patties


365 brand 3 Cheese Mini Pizzas


365 brand organic potato shoestring fries, tater tots, hash browns


WF has a few brands of chicken nuggets but my son didn’t like any of them, but he’s picky.  There’s Earth’s Best, Applegate, Ian’s, etc.  I make them homemade too.


Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese (We like the Velveeta type where you just add the creamy cheese, but there are a few to choose from, including microwavable packets.)


Whole Catch frozen popcorn shrimp (my son likes these)


Breyers All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream (or chocolate or strawberry)


Hagendaz Ice cream – vanilla, chocolate


Julie’s ice cream products (chocolate ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, etc.)


New Morning Graham Crackers and Graham Sticks


Nature’s Path granola bars – Peanut Choco, Berry Strawberry


Back to Nature Wheat Crackers (like Wheat Thins)


Back to Nature Cheddar Crackers (like Cheese Nibs)


Annie’s Crackers – Sour Cream & Onion Bunnies, Cheddar Bunnies, etc. (these have MSG though so we avoid b/c they give my son a headache)


Pretzel Crisps - Classic


365 brand organic peanut butter


365 brand saltine crackers


Edward and Sons Italian breadcrumbs


San-J Wheat Free Soy Sauce


Sunspire Chocolate Pieces (like M&M’s)


Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


King Arthur Unbleached Flour (or any flour but I like to use unbleached)


Rumford Aluminum Free Baking Powder (or any regular but I like to use aluminum free)


If You Care Unbleached Parchment Paper (or order online)


If You Care Unbleached Muffin Cups


Stacy’s Pita Chips – Original, Cinnamon, or Parmesan, Garlic, and Herb


Stacy’s Bagel Chips – Everything


Indiana Popcorn Black & White (Chocolate drizzled)


Horizon Organic butter sticks or 365 brand butter


Natural by Nature Whipped Cream (in a can)


Any whole milk (not skim).  If I buy milk, I usually buy organic or Oberweis.


We don’t do yogurt, but Whole Foods has a few brands that are approved.  I would think any organic brand would be fine. 


The bakery has a lot of good stuff, but a lot of it has corn syrup.  You have to read the labels.  They can make b-day cakes to your specifications. 


My son loves the Lacey’s choc and macadamia nut toffee wafers.  We’ve also tried the mini cinnamon rolls, donuts holes, danishes, etc. My kids LOVE going to Whole Foods with me.  Their ice cream is good.  Their gelato is good but has corn syrup, and they give free samples. They make individual slices of cake and cupcakes that are good but very expensive.  They have some GFCF and egg free cupcakes that are really good but they have soy.


We like the fries from their restaurant, and the strawberry lemonade.  The pizza is pretty good too.


GFCF:


Applegate Farms Beef Hot Dogs Organic ($1 cheaper at Meijers.  Freeze these.)


Bell and Evans Gluten Free Chicken Tenders (soy)


Ian’s GF Chicken Nuggets ($1 cheaper at health food store)


Ian’s GF Chicken Patties


Ian’s GF Mini Turkey Corn Dogs


Ian’s GF French Toast Sticks


Ian’s GFCF French Bread Pizza (soy)


Applegate Farms Wheat Free Corn Dogs (soy, may have gluten)


Amy’s GFCF Baked Ziti (soy)


Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon (cheapest at Woodman’s)


Amy’s GFCF and Soy free Rice Macaroni and Cheese (frozen section)


Ian’s GF Onion Rings (we don’t like the non-GF ones)


Food for Life Brown Rice bread (can e-mail them for coupons once a month)


Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas (for GFCF quesadillas - keep frozen, then microwave or heat up)


Shelton’s Turkey Breakfast Sausage


Bubbies brand pickles (I use the one for hamburgers)


So Delicious Coconut Milk Original (in a red box) (These are cheapest at Woodman’s - $2, but sometimes go on sale at Whole Foods).


Tillen Farms Marrachino Cherries (No corn syrup! LOVE this with Sierra Mist Natural.)


GF Ice Cream Cones.  They have regular ones too.


Santa Cruz Organic chocolate syrup


So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream – Vanilla


So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream – Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl (peanuts)


So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream – Turtle Trails (peanuts)


So Delicious Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bars (soy)


Ciao Bella Sorbet (no corn syrup) – Lemon Ice or Mango (FG stage 1)


Ciao Bella Sorbet (no corn syrup) – Raspberry, Blood Orange


Tempt Hemp Vanilla Ice Cream


Tempt Hemp Vanilla and Fudge Ice Cream Bars


Rice Dream Dibs (soy & Rice Dream is not truly GF)


Zen Soy Chocolate Pudding (Soy. My kids get really hyper from these, but I like them.)


SoyaToo Rice Whip Cream (you have to run this under warm water before using)


Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread (in a red tub)


Purity Farms Ghee (This is expensive, so we use mostly Earth Balance.  Cheapest at Whole Foods.  I use this is some recipes.  It’s a dairy free butter.)


Pure Maple Syrup


Organic Honey – 365 brand (or any should be fine)


Daiya Cheddar Cheese shreds (for chili, grilled cheese, etc.)


Daiya Mozzarella cheese shreds (for GFCF pizza & quesadillas)


Rice Vegan American Flavor cheese slices (this is the only one w/o soy & only at WF)


Real Sea Salt or Redmond’s Sea Salt (most regular table salt has corn syrup – dextrose)


Spectrum Shortening


All Natural Desserts Strawberry or Orange Jel Desserts (like Jell-O)


Namaste Gluten Free All Purpose Flour


Namaste GFCF Pizza Crust Mix


Namaste GFCF Waffle and Pancake Mix


Namaste GFCF Chocolate Cake Mix


Breads from Anna bread mix, banana muffin mix, apple muffin mix


Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (no soy)


Sunspire GFCF Chocolate Chips (soy)


Annie’s Fruit Snack Bunnies (My kids get crazy hyper with these, but these are good for school snacks for the class.)  I think Costco has these too.


Glenny’s Marshmallow Rice Krispy Bars


Annie’s French Dressing


Organic popcorn kernels – Arrowhead Mills, etc.


Sunbutter


Enjoy Life Snicker Doodle cookies


Enjoy Life Lemon cookies, Chocolate Chip, Brownie, etc. (all stage 2 b/c of the dates)


Kinnitoos Cookies (Like Oreos.  They have choc and vanilla. Contain soy.)


Tinkyada GF rice spaghetti noodles (I get the organic)


Glutino crackers (eggs and soy)


Glutino table crackers (just has soy, no eggs)


Glutino Apple Cinnamon O’s (like Cheerios)


Pop:  Whole Foods has a lot of options, all without corn syrup.  There’s a 365 brand, Izze (sold at Chipotle too), Oogave, Blue Sky.  My favorite is 365 Raspberry but I think they discontinued it!  Can’t find it anymore.  Root Beer is OK too.  Dr. Snap is one my kids like, and Key Lime.  They make Root Beer floats out of them.  


Seventh Generation – Dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent (Tide Free is OK too)


Wal-Mart (Super Wal-Mart will have more food choices):


Parent’s Choice Unscented Baby Wipes


Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Rold Gold Honey Wheat pretzel braids


Ruffles Potato Chips


Lay’s Potato Chips


Fritos


Tostitos (soy)


Uncle Ben’s 5-Minute Rice


Dole or Del Monte sliced peaches, pineapples, etc. in a can.  Just read labels for corn syrup.  I usually get the “in 100 % juice” ones.


Mott’s Natural Applesauce cups


Dole fruit cups in 100% juice (read labels for corn syrup)


Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix (not the Complete where you just add water)


Kellogg’s Crispix cereal (we use this to make Puppy Chow too)


JIF All Natural peanut butter


Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise


Land O’Lakes Butter sticks


Marzetti’s Creamy Italian Dressing


Marzetti’s Lite Honey French Dressing  (soy – not sure if this is approved or not but looks OK.  I use it.)


Sierra Mist Natural (No corn syrup!)


Eggland’s Best Organic Cage Free Eggs (any regular eggs are fine too)


Simply Lemonade (st 1)


Simply Raspberry Lemonade

Simply Apple Juice


Simply Orange Juice (My kids get hyper from this though.  Some orange growers add dyes to the skin of the oranges.  California orchards do not.)


(My Super Wal-Mart does not carry Hormel deli meats for some reason.)


GFCF:


Hunt’s No High Fructose Corn Syrup Ketchup ($1 at some Wal-Marts)


French’s 100% Natural Mustard


Super Target


Targets will have about the same foods as Wal-Mart and regular grocery stores, so I won’t list them again.  There are just a few items that I can only find at Super Target, or are cheapest here, so I have listed those below.  Big chain grocery stores also often have other items found at Whole Foods, but it varies greatly, so you’ll just have to see what your stores have. 


Einstein Bagels (We like blueberry, but they have corn syrup.  In the bakery.)


GFCF:


Health Valley Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup (about $2.69 here - cheap)


Meijer


Same things as Wal-Mart.  My Meijer carries So Delicious Coconut Milk $1 cheaper than anywhere else ($4.99), and Applegate Hot Dogs for $1 cheaper too ($5.99), so that’s about the only thing I get specifically from here, and produce.


Trader Joe’s


I don’t get much from Trader Joe’s, but I like their selection of organic produce. 


Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s (like Cheerios)


Rudi’s Wheat Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns


Trader Joe’s breakfast bars – This Blueberry Walks Into a Bar, etc.


Trader Joe’s Orange Gummy Vitamin C’s


TJ’s brand peanut butter sandwich crackers


TJ’s brand cheese sandwich crackers


GFCF:


Trader Joe’s brand Baked Onion Rings (like Funyons)


Freeze Dried Mangoes


Banana Chips


Trader Joe’s brand lemonade juice boxes 


Organic: russet potatoes, red potatoes, onions, garlic, Fuji apples, bananas, lemons, limes, Romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, asparagus, carrots, celery, watermelon, cantelope, honey dew, berries, etc.


Frozen:  Organic green beans, peas.


Woodman’s (Has a mix of things from Whole Foods and a regular grocery store)


Rold Gold Honey Wheat pretzel braids


Pretzel Crisps - Classic


Kellogg’s Crispix cereal (we use this to make Puppy Chow too)


JIF All Natural peanut butter


Natural Cheetos (corn syrup)


Back to Nature pop tarts (Corn syrup.  My son reacts to these.)


Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise


Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix (not the Complete where you just add water)


Hunt’s No High Fructose Corn Syrup Ketchup ($1 at some Wal-Marts)


French’s 100% Natural Mustard


Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Rold Gold Honey Wheat pretzel braids


Land O’Lakes Butter sticks or Horizon Organic


Sierra Mist Natural (No corn syrup! - not approved but seems OK)


Seventh Generation Diapers ($2 cheaper at Woodman’s than Whole Foods)


GFCF:


Organic Smart Chicken brand chicken breasts (see my note on chicken at the bottom)


Organic Smart Chicken rotisserie chicken and ground chicken


Applegate Farms Beef Hot Dogs Organic (freeze these)


So Delicious Coconut Milk Original (in a red box) (These are cheapest at Woodman’s - $2).


Pacific Rice Milk Original (Woodman’s is the only store I can find these at.  They’re $2  here, or you can order online at Amazon.)


Pacific Organic Chicken Broth (I wait till they go on sale for 2 for $5)


Imagine Beef Broth (often goes on sale)


Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup (often goes on sale)


Envirokids Gorilla Munch cereal (watch for sales)


Envirokids Amazon Corn Flakes cereal


Erewhon Original Rice Krispy cereal (these are sometimes 2 for $6 at Whole Foods)


Lundberg Organic Long Grain White Rice


Xochitl corn chips (I wait till they go on sale for 2 for $7 at Woodman’s)


Tings (My kids get hyper from these but they’re good.  Similar to Cheetos.)  I can only find these at Woodman’s or from Amazon.


Gluten Freeda’s Instant Oatmeal packets – Apple Cinnamon


Hormel deli meat slices (in a brown box) – Turkey, ham, roast beef (can only find the roast beef at Woodman’s), salami.  These are the cheapest here - $2.79)


Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon (cheapest at Woodman’s)


Ruffles Potato Chips


Lay’s Potato Chips


Fritos


Tostitos (soy)


Uncle Ben’s 5-Minute Rice


Angie’s Kettle Corn Popcorn – Original


Eggland’s Best Organic Cage Free Eggs (any regular eggs are fine too)


Simply Lemonade (st 1)


Simply Raspberry Lemonade


Simply Orange Juice (My kids get hyper from this though.  Some orange growers add dyes to the skin of the oranges.  California orchards do not.)


Health Valley Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup (about $3.69 here – very high)


Muir Glen Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (soy)

Pacific chicken and wild rice soup (in a small box)


Health Food Store (here in the Chicago area we have Fruitful Yields):


HFS’s products will vary greatly.  They will have similar things as Whole Foods, on a smaller scale.  You can ask them to order you products, but you may have to buy a case.  Sometimes not though.  Great place to get vitamins and products for when you’re sick.


U.S. Wellness Meats  (www.grasslandbeef.com)


I order my grass fed beef from here about once every month or two.  Whole Foods sells grass fed beef, but I didn’t care for it.  It just didn’t taste good/fresh to me for some reason but some people like it.  My health food store sells some that is local that is pretty good.  It’s about $5 a pound.  From here, it is closer to $7 a pound, but I know it is high quality and that’s more important to me.  I’ve tried Trader Joe’s Organic beef (Sommer’s brand), but many times I would open it, and the meat smelled very bad so I had to throw it out or return it, so I stopped buying from them.  Below is what we typically order from them and have liked.  You will end up spending a lot if you buy grass fed beef, but knowing what I know now about the meat industry, it’s the only meat I will feed my family.  Also, I compare it to eating out.  I spend about the same as if we had gone out to eat at a restaurant (which we rarely do).


I’ve tried Tropical Traditions meat before too and it was OK, but I prefer U.S. Wellness’s meat, and they have a much bigger selection.   Going vegetarian is an even better option, but not practical when you live in an area like the Midwest and have multiple other food allergies. 


Also, you need to order by Wednesday morning to get your meat the following day, otherwise, you’ll wait until the following week for your order.  They offer “free” shipping, but charge a $7.50 processing fee per order (for the dry ice and overnight service).  Grass fed beef does taste slightly different from regular beef but you quickly get used to it.  The biggest mistake people make (and I did this too), is to not cook it long enough.  You need to cook grass fed meat a little longer.  They say to cook it on high/medium for a short time to sear it and seal the juices, then turn it down lower and cook for a while until done.  I cook all our meat in a skillet on the stove with a tsp or so of oil.  I stopped using the grill completely for health reasons.  I use a hamburger seasoning that I make.  The recipe is in my cookbooks. 


85% ground beef (1 lb packages).  I order a lot of this b/c I use it for spaghetti sauce, meatballs, chili, tacos, hamburgers, meat loaf, etc. 


Filet Mignon – 6 oz.  I cut these in half, length wise to get two small steaks out of them.  My kids get one each, then I make other sides for dinner.  They love these, but they are expensive.  I often make these for them for holidays.


New York Strip Steaks – these are good but sometimes have too much fat on them, so now I just get the filet mignons b/c we like those so much better. 


Beef Stew meat


Pot Roast (if I get the plain one, I have a recipe I use)


Pot Roast with Gravy/Seasonings and Pre-Cooked – my kids like this one, and I like it b/c it’s so easy to make.  Just thaw out, then cook in the bag, in a big pot of boiling water for 20-30 minutes.  Oila, dinner is served. 


BBQ sauce – they make their own sauce that is REALLY good.  You do have to pay for shipping, so I ordered a few bottles.  My daughter uses it for her steak, shredded BBQ beef,  BBQ chicken, etc. 


Shredded Beef – they make a regular one that you can add your own BBQ to, or they have one that is a little more expensive that has the sauce already on it.  Since we have their BBQ sauce, I just order the plain one and add our own.  This is really good.  It’s a little fatty, but still worth it.  Only makes about 3 servings though. 


Summer Sausage – this is really good.  We put them on Glutino crackers.  I sometimes put these in my daughter’s lunch, or take along to theme parks in the summer.


Beef Snack Sticks - these are like big Slim Jim’s.  My daughter likes these, but my older son doesn’t. 


Bacon – we’ve tried their pork bacon, and it’s really good.  They give you a really big package which is nice, b/c in our family, we go through a lot of bacon.  We tried the beef bacon, and I thought it was nasty, but my older son said it was alright.  If you have bacon left over, you can save it in the fridge or freezer for bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches, or as a topping on a baked potato. 


Baked Ham – We got their organic baked ham for Easter one year.  It was alright.  I’m not a big fan of eating pork. 


Blackwing Chicken (www.blackwing.com)


I occasionally order my organic chicken from this web site.  I really like the organic chicken from Woodman’s (Smart Chicken brand), but sometimes they run out (before I can get there and clear the shelves).  I like these b/c I hardly have to cut off any fat and they taste far and away better than any other chicken breasts.  If they run out of organic, I’ll occasionally buy their non-organic chicken breasts, which are also pretty good.  I cut these in half, length wise so I get 4 chicken breasts out of a 1lb package.


But, on occasion, I’ll order from Blackwing if Woodman’s is continually out.  I don’t trust any other chicken sources.  Perdue claims to be all natural, but my guess is that’s more of a marketing gimic then reality.  I’ve heard bad things about Tyson.  One of our DAN doctor’s told me that if he were only going to buy one thing that was organic, it would be chicken.  Chickens are typically fed feed that is laced with arsenic.  Arsenic is a poison that tricks the chickens into thinking they are hungrier than they are, so they’ll eat more.  The chickens get bigger and the chicken growers make more money.  They also have very poor growing conditions (crowded coops with no room to walk around) so the chickens are often extremely sickly.  Then they give them to us to eat.  No thank you.  Not for my babies.   I just order the chicken breasts from here. 





On a Budget?


Here’s a few cost saving tips.  If you haven’t already, also read my post on “All Natural Couponing” for more ideas.  But here are just a few tips.


Before going to Whole Foods, go to their web site and print out any coupons you might be able to use.  You can print as many as you want.  These change every month or two.  When you get to the store, go to the front of the store near the doors or at the customer service desk and get a copy of their store flyer which has coupons.  See if you can use any of them.  If I can, I grab a couple more copies. 


Sign up for www.moneysavingmom.com and sign up for e-mail alerts to all the stores you shop at.  She will e-mail you about once a week with the deals and coupons available for products at those stores.  I’ve gotten some great deals this way.


E-mail Ian’s and request coupons.  They’ll mail you one coupon for $1 off.  Woo hoo!  Have your friends and family request them too.  Save all your UPC’s from the boxes.  When you have at least 15, you can mail them in to get a coupon for a free Ian’s product up to $5.99. 


If you are GFCF: Go to Food for Life’s web site and request coupons.  They’ll mail you about 5 coupons for 55 cents off. You can request coupons from them once a month.





A Few Things I Typically Order Online:


Suzanne’s Ricemellow Crème  (www.veganessentials.com)  Whole Foods stopped carrying this so I have to order online now.  It does contain soy though.  I use it on Chocolate S’More Pancakes and in a recipe for chocolate peanut butter rice krispies.  Yum!


Shampoo – Desert Essence Unscented shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.  For girls with thick hair, I now use Mineral Fusion Curl Care. It works much better than Desert Essence but is more expensive.  The Curl Care has the least smell to it. If you get the other varieties, they smell like oranges. I order online b/c it’s so much cheaper.  I get from www.swansonvitamins.com or www.vitacost.com for about $5.  They're about $8 in the store.  I use the Ivory bars. For my baby, I used California Baby unscented shampoo and body wash or Rainbow Unscented Shampoo from Whole Foods. 



Toothpaste – Right now, the kids use Tom’s of Maine without fluoride, Strawberry b/c there’s nothing better.  It does contain sodium laurel sulfate which I don’t like.  I use Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil and Neem toothpaste.   I order online as well b/c it’s cheaper.  Same places as the shampoo usually or wherever’s the cheapest.


Seventh Generation Diapers – these are the same price online as at Woodman’s and free shipping.  We use mostly cloth diapers though (Fuzzi Bunz).


Candy – Lemon balls, lemon candy canes, lemon sticks, and peppermint candy canes from www.giambriscandy.com. All stage 1 but may have corn syrup.


www.squirrels-nest.com has an assortment of natural candy.  Some of it I find cheaper elsewhere or can find at Whole Foods to avoid shipping.


(We really don’t do candy much anymore.  I bake treats for parties.)


Coconut Oil and Palm Oil Shortening – from www.tropicaltraditions.com.   They have a lot of sales if you sign up for their e-mails.


Vitamins :  If your child can swallow pills, Pure Encapsulation makes a good multivitamin called Pedianutrients.  They are supposed to take 4 per day though.  If you can’t find them online anywhere, I order from my DAN dr’s web site which is www.elementalsliving.com.  Thorne has a good one too but they need to take 6 a day.  Freeda makes an unflavored chewable tablet multi.  We used to use them but then all of sudden my kids said they didn’t like them and wouldn’t take them anymore.  For other supplements, see my post entitled, “All About Supplements.”


Epsom Salt – I order the 10 lb bags from San Francisco Salt Company, www.sfbsc.com.  I watch for free shipping sales.  If you sign up for their newsletters, you’ll get e-mails to watch for them. 


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