Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October Unprocessed 2012

Ready for October?! It's coming at you fast. I love fall and the changing colors and cool temperatures. However sometimes these fall months can come to be a bit more indulgent as the holidays sneak up on us. So let's start the holiday season right with

Started by Eating Rules in 2009, he set out to go a month without eating processed foods. From there, hundreds of fellow bloggers and readers and hopped on the unprocessed bandwagon and are making an effort to change their October. Will you?

Be sure to check out his post on what goes in to this month and even sign up!

What is processed? Here is his "kitchen definition":
Obviously there’s a wide range of implications in that word, and we will probably each define it slightly differently for ourselves. My definition is this:
Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients.
I call it “The Kitchen Test.” If you pick up something with a label (if it doesn’t have a label, it’s probably unprocessed), and find an ingredient you’d never use in your kitchen and couldn’t possibly make yourself from the whole form, it’s processed.
It doesn’t mean you actually have to make it yourself, it just means that for it to be considered “unprocessed” that you could, in theory, do so.

I love this. I love that he is encouraging people to make a change - and if you can only commit to a week, that's great too! But just imagine what a month could do for you and your family's health! Here is to a healthy and unprocessed October!

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