Doing A Body Good
When it comes to dairy products and meat, my husband and I generally like to keep things organic. Especially for the kids. I’m just not confident that all of those growth hormones and steroids are good (or, well, not bad) for the kids. I have no interest in my daughter embarking on puberty at age 6 or my son growing a mustache when he turns 9, thank you very much. It’s definitely more expensive to buy organic, but – for me - the peace of mind is worth the added cost.
But here’s something that my husband and I discovered last year. You can buy hormone-free milk at Whole Foods (their 365 brand) for SUPER CHEAP. Surprisingly, ridiculously super cheap. I mean, a gallon for something like $3. Which is about half the cost of a gallon of organic milk at the regular ole’ non-hippie grocery store.
Now, let me be clear. This stuff is not organic. (They have organic milk but the price of it is comparable to the organic stuff from the regular grocery store). But the label clearly says that it is growth hormone-free, which is honestly my top priority when it comes to milk. And I just trust that Whole Foods isn’t going to give me milk laden with all sorts of bad stuff. I mean, it’s Whole Foods. That’s why people shop there. Right?
Anyway, I wanted to pass this along. We pretty much buy our milk only from Whole Foods now. And it’s basically the only thing we buy there on a regular basis, other than coffee (more on that another day) and our face soap (yes, that’s right, face soap).
Because if I shopped there for everything each week, I’d probably have to take out a second mortgage on my home.