Could you and your family eat only unprocessed food for 31 days? Surrounded by fast food choices at school, on the road, and at work, eating unprocessed meals, 93 unprocessed food meals, for 31 days can be overwhelming.
I use the yearly October Unprocessed Challenge to inspire, stretch, and encourage myself and my family in eating an 80/20 real food diet. We’re not perfect. You’ll find cereal in the lower cabinet under the toaster oven, a loaf of storebought bread on the counter, and a bottle of ketchup in the fridge.
2013 October Unprocessed Challenge
Since the October Unprocessed Challenge always falls during a busy time of the year for me, I decided this year to work on a few areas. In the past, I’ve tried to improve the source of our food without making much headway. I’ve had the most success with focusing on cooking techniques and recipes. This year, I am cleaning out our pantry and freezer, using up items, getting all the kids back in the kitchen for a number of lessons, and tackling Halloween.
Topics to be Covered
- Teach Kids Simple Recipes and Techniques
- Teach Kids the Basics of Cooking, including terms
- A Grocery Store Trip with Kids
- Figuring Out the Cost of a Homemade Meal vs. Ordering Out
- Replacing Processed Food with Homemade Items
- How to Balance Eating Unprocessed Food with a Busy Family Lifestyle
- Cleaning the Processed Food out of the Pantry
- Teaching Kids How to Plan a Meal
- Teaching Kids about Eating Portions
- Unprocessed Halloween – Is It Possible?
All of my 31 Days of the October Unprocessed Challenge posts will be in the October Unprocessed Challenge category.
I’m also sharing this at Locavore Living at The Vintage Mom.