When I took the October Unprocessed challenge I thought it would be harder than it really is. We eat whole foods and cook from scratch a large majority of time, but there are days when we enjoy convenience foods as well. I try to make sure those days are responsible choices, and you’ll often find yogurts, fruit leather and salad dressings in my house that didn’t come from me just for everyday use.
It’s not that I don’t know how to make my own salad dressing. I do, and in fact, I’m usually glad when I do, but for a family who enjoys side salads at mealtime, making it daily can be a chore that I’m willing to hand over to someone else, at least some of the time. The same goes for fruit leather. I’m always glad when I make my own for the kids, but the convenience of having someone package it up for me is sometimes a bit too tempting.
Seeing as the month is coming to a close soon, I’m asking if you think you can pledge for the last week only. Can you go without unprocessed foods? Can you give up your favorite cookies? What happens if dinner doesn’t come out of a can just yet?
Check out October Unprocessed at Eating Rules and pledge to eat unprocessed even for a weekend!
:: 10 Unprocessed School Lunches
:: An Unprocessed Menu
:: Going Unprocessed with Kids
:: Homemade Fritos
:: Salad Dressing Formula