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Trying to pack healthy lunches- may want to leave this out of the lunchbox

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Unless that apple may eventually lead to more doctor visits.  Since apples already make the “Dirty Dozen” list for pesticide use, buying organic apples is important. But, now healthier eating just got a little trickier.

http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/apples-pears/why-arctic-apples-were-approved-by-usda/Arctic Granny Apples conjure a pure and delicious image.  And while these apples may be tasty, they might also be dangerous.

We all know that a sliced apple will eventually turn brown when exposed to air.  Apparently, adding a little lemon juice, sealing them in an air-tight container for lunch boxes, or just eating them the way nature intended seems like too much work. So, scientists have found a way to end this browning nuisance…voila…the Artic Granny Apple.

A Genetically Modified (GMO) apple.

There is currently huge controversy regarding GMO foods.  Much of the debate focuses on mandating labeling. As of now, companies are not required (in the United States) to disclose GMO ingredients on their packaging.

http://blog.mass.gov/publichealth/ask-mass-wic/goodbye-berries-hello-apples/So, while you think you’re making a healthy choice for yourself and your family, there really is no certainty. Until the effects manifest in a decade or so.

If you’re trying to avoid GMO foods, you’re going to have to trust your instinct when it comes to apples. If it’s marketed as “non-browning,” odds are good that it’s “non-natural” too.

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child biting apple photo credit


How do you Wexy?

Based on my Facebook newsfeed, I’d say spring (ahem, it’s 19° this morning!) sports are in full bloom. Soccer, baseball, lacrosse…kids seem to be back on the fields. As a sports parent, that means planning ahead: equipment, water, and snacks!

Bypass the concession candy and bring your own sweet treats. Players and siblings are even eager for healthier snacks when they’re packed in Scout the Soccer Player! imageOf course Scout has a few friends too: Sammy the Surfer, Bailey the Bubble Maker, and Dusty the Diver!

imageAside from adorable what’s so special about these Wexy bags? They’re made in the USA
Created by moms
Incredibly durable
and they’re Biodegradable!

Where do we like to use our Wexy Bags?

  1. At the Park
  2. On a Fieldtrip
  3. Cheering on our Favorite Teams
  4. At the Pool
  5. On the Plane
  6. In the Car
  7. Party Goody Bags

Handy for snacks, toys, items that may leak, and party favors!

Daily Green Special: Our Wexy Bags are on sale! No coupon necessary, but this offer is only valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Tuesday!