Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mother's going GREEN Day 26 - The Health Food Store

I in all my naivety always thought that a 'Health Food Store' was for those who worked out for 3 hours a day 7 days a week. I thought they really existed for the health nuts out there. Today, I decided to check out our local health store and was very pleasantly surprised.

While they did have there protein shakes, loose weight powders and muscle building pills they also had a vast selection of organic stuff.
  • Candies
  • Vitamins
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Baby stuff
  • Soaps galore
  • Cereals
  • Snack bars
  • Dried Organic Fruit

I was needless to say impressed. This mother going green life just got a little easier. Here was a place I could buy the organic stuff I needed. Not that I did not enjoy surfing the Internet to find things but it is equally as fun to go to a store and browse through the products. What made my visit to the store more pleasant is that they had a corner set aside in the store for kids. I mean a play mat with toys and a chair in case you needed to stop and relax and feed your hungry baby - which is exactly what I had to do. This particular store made it easy for me what with 3 kids and all to browse their wares and at no time did I feel rushed or pressured into buying anything. In fact I was so overwhelmed that I did not buy anything except some organic candy for my kids. I need time to process all they have to offer and I will be back.

Now for the novices out there - this is pretty standard stuff - but I am sure too that there are folks out there that have some misconceptions about the 'health food store' but I say dismiss them and check it out. Hopefully like me you will be pleasantly surprised by their organic selection of goods.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's great that you are giving your kids organic candy. All the chemicals and preservatives in conventional candy has proven to cause a lot of harm. I found one organic, vegan and kosher candy company that makes lots of different styles and my kids love them all. I was impressed that they only contain 1 gram of sugar... no chemical sweeteners for my family... Do you know that aspartame is great for killing ants!

Next time you go shopping look for Pure Fun lollipops and I heard they're coming out with an organic candy cane this Christmass.. they really care about the ingredients used and taste delish.