Love Your Little Ones- Be BPA-Free

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Love Your Little Ones- Be BPA-Free

2 Comments 20 April 2010


As if we need more Jewish guilt

Who would ever think that  popular brand baby bottles, pacifiers, and toys could possibly be dangerous to our kids health?

This week, Earth Day prompts us all to be aware of the chemicals in the environment and in our homes.

Pregnancy and early childhood are critical times in babies’ lives because they are growing and developing so rapidly. During this time they are vulnerable to elements in their environment, and we as  parents should protect them as much as possible from exposure to potentially harmful substances.

PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is a hard plastic that requires harsh chemical softeners, such as phthalates, to make it appropriate for use in soft plastic baby toys such as squirty toys.

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is used in hard, clear plastics sometimes used in baby toys to prevent breakage.

In 2003 it was shown that products  manufactured with PVC  and BPA were shown to disrupt reproductive functions and cause other developmental problems.

Make sure your baby products are also Nitrosamine free: Nitrosamines are found in latex products such as some infant teethers. They have been shown to cause cancer in many animals.   Make sure  all your teethers and soothers are nitrosamine free.

Check out the items below. Do your research, and be informed.

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Safe and Chic Food Containers for Your Family

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Safe and Chic Food Containers for Your Family

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Earth Day Awareness!

Its time to dive into our kitchen cabinets and take stock of the harmful plastic baby bottles and storage containers that we use daily.

You’ve probably heard of BPA, the chemical used in polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers and in resin linings for cans. Originally considered safe, the FDA has now acknowledged concerns about the potential effects of BPA on the brain and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and young children.

Women are usually the decision makers in regards to the kitchen products purchased. We owe it to our families to research

these basics and provide them with the safest alternatives possible.

Action we can take to protect our families:

1-Choose glass,  or BPA free plastic containers and baby bottles, pacifiers, etc.

2-To store hot foods, leftovers, etc. use glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers.

3-Avoid BPA laden plastic containers with the No. 7  recycling label.

4-Dont microwave plastic containers.

5-Use dried beans, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of canned foods which contain BPA- containing resin.

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Revised Tasty Black Bean Burgers

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Revised Tasty Black Bean Burgers

2 Comments 20 April 2010

By: Lisa Bailey

Served over a bed of sliced avocado and brown rice, this dish makes a healthy and fat free main course.

They are also pretty  for company  when u make them in a small patty size.

Black Bean burgers

4   cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

4 large scallions chopped

1-2   jalapeno, seeded and chopped

½   teaspoons cumin

1 and ½   cup cooked brown rice (revised)

Salt and pepper

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

In a food processor pulse half the beans with scallions, jalepeno, and cumin.  In a large bowl combine bean puree with rice and remaining beans , season with salt and pepper . Form into patties   small or large (may freeze at this point)

Spray cooking sheet with pam and bake burgers in 450 degree oven 10-12 min (turning once)

Yogurt  Topping (optional)

1 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 tablespoon lime juice

Combine all ingredients add salt and pepper to taste and serve with bean burgers



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