How is everyone doing so far for unprocessed month? Things have been going well here at the HQ! Bread products like English muffins and sausages are the only things that we have been eating that are technically processed. However the ingredients are as clean as I can get with them so I feel good about those choices. We did recently dine out over the weekend but the food left us feeling blah. I’m pretty sure that dining out is going to be something we eliminate almost completely at some point (unless we’re traveling or it’s a special occasion).
It’s cheaper to cook at home even when cooking with high quality ingredients. Plus it’s more satisfying eating a meal that I personally made.
I believe in going unprocessed so much that I want everyone to give it a shot! If you’re not doing it now, then let’s talk about the holidays and how we can keep the junk out of the house.
While it may seem daunting at first, cutting out processed foods from our diets becomes easier with planning, prepping, and having a well stocked pantry. That’s the challenging part, adopting those habits and getting a groove with this new lifestyle.
In an effort to help keep everyone on track and staying unprocessed once October is over, I was thinking of doing an Unprocessed Thanksgiving. Providing recipes, tips, a grocery list, and a plan to help everyone get through the holiday while having an amazing meal that is full of flavor and has no unwanted junk in it.
Does this sound like something that would interest you?
How about fresh cranberry sauce this year and not something out of a can? Brined turkey and slow cooked greens? Fluffy mashed potatoes and gravy made with homemade stock?
Let me know what you think about going Unprocessed this holiday season!