I have (since having children) tried to keep over processed food out of the house as much as possible. There are some occasions when we eat out (as a treat-- not really a treat to our bodies I suppose) where it is hard to get whole foods. I have found many brands of different foods that do not have HFCS or hydrogenated oils (trans fats). I still find that the products listed as 0Trans fats still can have partially hydrogenated fats which is still an over processed oil. I have switched to using mostly Olive oil in my cooking (or canola for baking). Other things that I try to keep stock in is fresh fruits. My girls love to have fruit for a snack, lunch and even breakfast. I used to use Splenda in all my sweet cooking (not really healthy, but the choice between man made sugar and diabetes causing sugar...?), but have since found a HEALTHY alternative-- Stevia. It takes very little and works just as well. It has no calories and is completely natural. I am going to make a pumpkin cheese cake with a nut crust, and low-fat cream cheese and sweetened with Stevia for my mom's birthday (she is coming up this week). I am curious to see how it turns out.
In all my reading, I came across this site which made me think about my own fridge. I wonder what people would think if they saw my fridge? It makes me really think about what I feed my family. I feel responsible for feeding My Hubby and both girls are depending on my good judgement. I am going to try even harder to make sure my family gets healthy, whole foods as much as possible.