Buy This, Not That! Easy to find, low cost alternatives to conventional GMO foods

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More products than anyone could ever guess are made using GMO ingredients. Through my many hours spent at the grocery store, I’ve found products that are just as good, if not better than the traditional foods that I used to buy for my family.  Some are a little higher in cost, but it is well worth spending a little more to get a product that does not contain harmful GMOs.  The best way we can make an impact on these companies who use GMOs in their products is to stop buying them. If enough people stop buying products with GMOs, the manufacturers will start to pay attention and will eventually move to remove GMOs from their products. Tell manufacturers to find alternative ingredients for their products, and we’ll start buying them again!  It’s that simple!

So here’s a few things I have found to be lower in cost, and comparable in product to the conventional brands that are loaded with GMOs.  I do a lot of my shopping at Trader Joe’s- their store brand products are all non-GMO, have no MSG or preservatives, or any of the artificial crap you’ll find in a lot of the conventional products below.  Whole Foods and other stores have great alternatives too, but these are some of the one’s I tend to buy:

Instead of:                                          I buy:

Mott’s Apple Juice                     Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Juice

Goldfish Crackers                     Annie’s Organics Cheddar Bunny Crackers

Lay’s Potato Chips                   Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Heinz Ketchup                          Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup

Welch’s Fruit Snacks              Trader Joe’s Fruity Flakes (My kids LOVE these!)

Sabra Hummus                       Trader Joe’s Hummus

Yoplait GoGurt                       TJ’s Yogurt Squishers/Stonyfield YoKid’s Squeezers

(But beware these both have carrageenan- Sadly, I have yet to find a yogurt tube that doesn’t have carrageenan! Go to their Facebook pages and tell them you want carrageenan removed from their products- if enough people make some noise, they might remove it!)

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Instead of This:                                    I buy This:

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies                       Trader Joe’s Crispy Rice Cereal

General Mill’s Cheerios                     Trader Joe’s O’s

Chef Boyrdee Anything                    Annie’s Organics All Stars and TJ’s O’s Pasta

Conventional Coffee like Folgers     Trader Joe’s Cup O Joe

Skippy or Jiff Peanut Butter              Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter

Any Conventional Pasta Sauce       Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato Sauce

Campbell’s Soups                             Trader Joe’s Chicken Noodle and Lentil Soups

Mission Tortillas                            Trader Joe’s Corn Tortillas (These are so good!)

I have yet to find a good K-Cup for my Keurig that is non-GMO, so if you know of one- let me know!  I love my coffee!

There’s so many more Non-GMO food alternatives that I just can’t think of right now, but as I think of them, I’ll come back and add them.  Do you have products to add? I’d love to know what they are! Leave a comment!

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