Compared to the Standard American Diet, my family is already pretty healthy. Snacks are generally fruits or vegetables or homemade goods. Dinners are usually a mess of vegetables with whole grains and a small serving of meat or other protein. But, we could definitely be doing better. While we don't eat prepackaged processed foods (cakes, chips, soda, etc) we do use a lot of processed ingredients (pastas, white flour, sauces, marinades, etc) which I'm realizing defeats the purpose.
I want to stop using foods with artificial dyes and added sugars. We already avoid blue dye because my son gets hives from it and we are now connecting certain bursts of hyperactivity with his red dye exposure. I realize that's a small step compared to some of your eating habits, but we're getting there.
My question is, what should I do with all the food we have now? Just throw it away? Donate it? While I hate to think of the wasted money, I don't think I should keep using it until its gone because I think that will just keep us in the cycle of using that stuff. If you made the switch, what did you do?