How To Create The Safest, Organic and Natural Nursery For Your Child

When I first became pregnant, I knew right away I wanted to create a safe environment and nursery for my baby. There was so much to research and it all was very overwhelming. Cribs, mattresses, clothes, diapers, toys, strollers, car seats – the list goes on and on and on!  I remember walking into Buy Buy Baby for the first time and walking right back out because it was too much to handle! But all my frustration quickly went away after I met the founder of Sprout San Francisco, a natural and organic children’s store in CA. Suzanne Price is a mother of two who has devoted her life researching toxic chemicals in children’s products and their effects on their bodies. When we met while I was on a business trip last year, we instantly hit it off. Her passion was contagious! Suzanne created Sprout to be a one-stop-shop for new parents who want to outfit their nursery with the safest and healthiest products. Sprout has done all the research for us and only stocks their store with products that get their seal of approval. I loved how I could walk in to their store and feel comfortable as a new mom who wants to do the very best for my baby, knowing that everything on the shelves is non-toxic and safe for my newborn.

Shopping at Sprout was SO FUN! I didn’t have to stress out researching every little thing myself! The staff made it so simple to outfit my entire nursery and set up a baby registry for my friends and family. I was so impressed with everything they did for me and Harley, that I asked Suzanne to share her top tips and recommendations for a safe, natural and organic nursery in this special guest post. 

Also, to help all the other moms and dads out there, I partnered with Sprout to offer a 15% discount on your purchase when you use the code “FOODBABE” at checkout here

These pictures were taken by Little Nest Portraits (highly recommend them!) during Harley’s one week old photo shoot. Still working on commissioning some low VOC art and picture frames for the walls, but Harley’s nursery is almost done!

Sprout’s Baby Nursery Buying Guide:

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Five-Minute Healthy Chocolate Mousse

It feels like the holidays just got over, but the Holiday Death Aisle is BACK…. and this time we are bombarded with store shelves filled with red, pink and white junk and pretty heart-shaped boxes filled with toxic chocolates by brands like Russell Stovers, Godiva, and Hallmark. Take a look at the ingredients in these Valentine’s Day chocolates below and you’ll quickly realize that they’re just selling cheap ingredients wrapped up in fancy-looking packages. Why would you give your Valentine a “gift” filled with heart-wrecking partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors derived from petroleum, nasty preservatives, artificial flavors, GMO oils, sugar from GMO Roundup-Ready sugar beets, and the absolute worst ingredients you can put in food? How do these companies keep getting away with this?

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My Favorite Organic Non-GMO Snacks and Party Food!

I know many of you may be heading to Super Bowl parties this weekend where traditional Doritos, Lays and Ruffles are being served but you don’t have to eat those dirty processed chemical filled GMO snacks! There are so many new alternatives brands and organic versions available that you can bring. Although I don’t recommend packaged snacks often – and preach the gospel on whole real foods – if you are going to a Super Bowl party you’ve gotta have some snacks, right? 

Give these organic and non-GMO snacks a try instead…

Some other favorites:

One thing I love about these alternative snack brands, is that they do not contain MSG, an ingredient that keeps you going back for more and more and more. Which is why some of the GMO snack brands like Doritos are so addictive and have become “popular” as a result.

I also put together this collection of my favorite Super Bowl Party recipes that will satisfy a crowd for the big day! Hope you enjoy these recipes…

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Look What Happens When You Resist Sweets For 7 Days! Whoa!

I don’t believe in using quick fixes and shady supplements to lose weight and feel my best. Instead, I strongly believe that by instilling healthy habits you can make a significant impact on your health in a very short amount of time.

On a personal level, there is one healthy habit that POWERFULLY changed the way I feel, helped me lose unwanted pounds for good, made my skin glow and improved my overall health. AND it was the #1 thing you wrote to me about when I asked you what you were struggling with to accomplish this year!

“I want to be able to resist all sweets, when they are in my face. I am a sugar addict. Can’t seem to resist even though I know that it will make me sick and fat, especially when I am feeling low or stressed.” – Debra

“I have a sweet tooth and have trouble staying consistent and steady on my path to success.” – Afshan

“I need help REALLY cutting out sugar. It is the hidden sugar that is problematic for me. I try to make most things my family eats from scratch but it is unrealistic all of the time. That’s it for me!” – Elizabeth

Let me help you gain control of your sugar cravings!…

Asking you to eliminate every type of “sugar” from your diet is just crazy – any person trying to do this will fail in the long run. The key to this healthy habit is to still include sugar in your diet but get it in forms that your body can easily assimilate and from sources that also provide nutrients, minerals and vitamins your body will use.

If you develop this habit and practice it on a regular basis, you’ll be less likely to go overboard when presented and tempted with refined sugary desserts. Even more, you’ll naturally eat less sugar in the long run because your body is getting real nutrition from the food that hasn’t been chemically altered. Eventually… you’ll develop a distaste for refined sugar and your desire for ultimate nutrition will become intuitive. What a wonderful habit to develop and keep for life, no?

I’ve found this to be the fastest way to lose weight and get super healthy, but that is just scratching the surface. What added sugar does to your body is scandalous. That’s why I worked with my team to create an impactful and effective program – The Food Babe 7-Day Sugar Detox.

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Since I came out with this program last year, the success stories keep coming in from people (some of which you’ll see below) who have dramatically improved their health and nixed their sugar cravings in just 7 days. I’m confident you can do this too. I’ve made it easy!

Check out all that’s included in the program here – the Quick Start Guide, the exclusive videos, the delicious recipes, the private forum – all designed to make your transformation a piece of cake! 

ou can start the detox anytime you’d like – next week, next month, next year. I don’t want you to miss this opportunity and your health deserves it. 

Sign up for the Food Babe 7-Day Sugar Detox here – the entire Food Babe Team will be cheering you on in the forum!

We shared several success stories last summer, and now have a few more to share with you below… Are you next? 

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