Sometimes life can get a little over processed. Let’s unprocess the way we live with better-for-you foods like Arla Cheese. Do you know what is in your cheese?
Ever thought of what is really in the food we are feeding our kids today? Where does it come from? What is it made off? What are the ingredients that are being fed to them? We pay so much attention trying to make them better human beings and making sure they excel in life, mainly academics. On the contrary how much attention do we pay to what they eat and what’s in their food? Isn’t good health their most important asset? Do you ever sit back and ask yourself these questions and look for answers?
Well I became very conscious of the food I fed Little A ever since he started consuming solids. I must admit that we follow the 80-20 rules (80 parts healthy and 20 parts for special occasions and occasional treats). When at home I make sure I am bringing home quality food to the table. Today I want to share with you one of my new finds, the unprocessed Arla Cheese that I add to my healthy bucket list. Thank you Arla Cheese for sponsoring this post.
Have you ever tried Arla Cheeses before? Do you have a favorite? Seems like Arla Cheese is the go-to choice for families looking to lead a simple and unprocessed life. The other day, I was exploring their products at my local Hariss Teeter and found out that they carry a wide variety flavors of Cream Cheeses, Sliced Cheeses and Snack Cheeses. Did you know their original cream cheese is made with just four simple ingredients that we can easily recognize: cream,milk, cheese culture and salt. On the other hand another leading brand of cream cheese has almost 11 ingredients. What???? Really???? Yes the next time you go cheese shopping please attention to the ingredients list.
- Taste & Texture – It’s semi soft with a slighty sharp edge. It’s a great cheese for those perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches or for upgrading the everyday cold sandwich.
- No artificial ingredients – Arla Cheese has done such an amazing job by eliminating all the weird stuff and keeping their cheese free of ingredients like Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid & rBST*. Thank goodness!!! their cheese is made from milk that is free of added hormones.
Arla just recently launched the ‘Live Unprocessed’ campaign for which they asked kids to image and draw ingredients like commonly found in dairy products like Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid & rBST*. Guess what??? Most kids though of these ingredients to be scary looking creatures. To see a short adorable film on their creativity click here. If you would like to win a giveaway sample pack of Arla products, drop in a comment on the video telling us your favorite part of the short film.
After watching this film myself, I really wanted to know what my 4 year old thinks of Xanthan Gum. Let me tell you this was the first time he even heard the word.
His Xanthan Gum looked like a creature too, and he couldn’t even spell it right. Now you might think it has a smiley face but according to Little A
Xanthan Gum is like a seed that looks like a zombie, it’s big and round. It has antennae on the top, two eyes and 5 legs on each side. It’s moves with it’s legs. It lives in the jungle. Although it’s a bad thing it pretends to be happy.
Trust me, after seeing his drawing, I was so happy that I am not feeding him anything close to what looks like a zombie. I am so glad that my family can live unprocessed with Arla Cheese. Thank you Arla. If you haven’t explored their products before, do check them out here
Food for thought : Are you living unprocessed?
Don’t forget to comment on your favorite part of the short film for a chance to win a sample pack or Arla products.
* FDA has determined that there is no significant difference between milk derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated-cows