As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m taking the October Unprocessed challenge. A whole month of eating whole foods and kicking the unprocessed foods to the curb.
The thought of that can be a little overwhelming at first, especially once we realize how much processed foods we currently are eating. I’ve got resources, links, and guides to help us get through it!
Definitely make sure you go over to Eating Rules because Andrew has a ton of information to help with this challenge including a free PDF! The PDF goes over everything you would want to know including what to do about dining out. This is helpful to me because Scott and I are going to be exploring Denver and I plan on dining well and eating at restaurants that do most of their dishes in-house (like handcut fries instead of frozen bagged fries.). Thankfully it’s not hard to find great restaurants in Denver that fit my food philosophies.
For those of you that have families and are feeling like you can’t make this work when you have to feed kids, don’t fret, there’s resources for you too!
100 Days of Real Food has loads of information and resources for cutting out processed food and tips for feeding the kiddos.
Nom Nom Paleo has a lunchbox series that gives you tips, ideas, and recipes for sending your kids to school with a lunch full of real foods. No snack cracker packs here! This isn’t just for kids though, you can definitely alter this for work lunches too.
Meal planning and prepping gets easier the more we are prepared and ready to tackle the week. Popular Paleo lists 9 things that she always has on hand and ready to go so that there’s no temptation to fall back to packaged snacks.
Good Food For Bad Cooks has a free downloadable weekly menu planner. You can print this out and stick it right on the fridge so that you can stay on track for the week. There’s also lots of other great guides and resources as well, so take a peek around the site.
None of these links are affiliates or anything like that. These are resources that I use and that I feel can be helpful to all of us to make this month a success.
Starting next week, I’ll be posting our eats, how meal planning and prepping is going, and my thoughts about the process.
If there’s sites or sources that you find helpful, feel free to share! Your comment might go into moderation but don’t worry, I’ll make sure it gets approved.
Here’s to a healthy month full of delicious foods!