Foodie of the Month! Introducing Sistermixin’
Welcome to the next edition of Foodie of the Month! Here we chat to Jo and Tracey from Sistermixin’, two sisters taking on the world of additives/preservatives and are on a mission to help others! Their ‘Additive Free Made Easy‘ E-course is a resounding success with another round beginning soon. Keep reading for some GREAT TIPS on how to improve your diet.
- Can you tell us a little about yourself and how ‘Sistermixin’ came about?
Sure, Sistermixin all started in July 2013. Jo was having a lot of behavioural issues with her daughter who at the time was just 3 years old. She was biting, hitting, scratching, showing real signs of ADHD and reasoning with her was near impossible. Her daughter was constantly sick, she had repeated tonsillitis, ear infections, asthma, colds and other infections. It was a really hard time, and to cut a long story short Jo started looking into food. In what felt like overnight Eva’s behaviour went from out of control to a normal 3 year old simply by removing additives and preservatives.
Jo started blogging about her journey and Tracey was really interested. Tracey then started eating additive free and that’s how Sistermixin was born.
- What advice can you give to mum’s out there who want to make some changes but just don’t know where to begin…
The first thing we say is you aren’t alone. There’s so many people in your situation and our advice is to just start and to start small. Just change one meal, like breakfast. Or even just start with one item. Once things run out replace them with a better brand, for example sauce. Once the sauce bottle runs out, replace it with a better brand – or make your own.
We’ve built an e-course called Additive Free Made Easy for this exact reason, is because it’s so hard to just start and to know what to do! We get it! We’ve been there!
- How about those who struggle to get their kids on board with healthy changes – any advice?
We always encourage people to share their knowledge onto their children too, no matter the age. It can start from really early. If we don’t educate our kids, then who will?
Be ok informing them about MSG, artificial food, colours etc. It’s not something to be ashamed about, we should feel safe with our food choices. Most adults are really surprised by their kids, they take things on board better then we think.
Try to get your kids involved. Give them the recipe books on the weekend and ask them to make you a meal plan (within reason). Give them a list of numbers (which you get when you join Additive Free Made Easy) and ask them to be little detectives. Kids love reading the ingredients.
Also, a lot of the time we’re the ones doing the shopping. If we don’t buy it, it won’t be in the house. Slowly make those food swaps for a better brand and if you do it slowly half the time the kids don’t even notice.
- Tell us about your ‘Additive Free Made Easy’ E-course. What can people expect to get out of it?
Our e-course delves into the world of today’s worst additives and preservatives. We talk to a range of professionals about topics such as Benzoates, MSG, Sulphites, Artificial Food Colours and more. You’ll get Fact Sheets, How To Guides and we also look at how to handle a birthday party and how to deal with unsupportive family and friends – we want you to finish our course and feel empowered to make positive changes within your life.
This course is designed for busy people, mums, dads, grandparents and anyone wanting to improve their health. It’s received amazing reviews which you can check out at www.additivefreemadeeasy.com
- What’s your favourite go – to easy meal for those of us who are time poor…
For Jo it’s Spaghetti Bolognese. Having young children it’s always demolished and it’s packed with veggies.
Tracey loves Carbonara. http://www.sistermixin.com/recipes/carbonara-pasta/ This is also a quick and easy dish that her family adores.