October Unprocessed: Take the Challenge

October Unprocessed 2011

Andrew at Eating Rules is asking his friends and readers to commit to eating only unprocessed foods for the month of October.  Because I think Andrew is a terrific guy who really cares about helping people learn to eat better and because I’m trying hard to remove processed foods from my life, I signed up for the challenge. I will be writing about the experience and sharing recipes for healthier alternatives to processed convenience foods throughout the month of October.

It’s not going to be easy.  October is the only month of the year where it’s completely acceptable to binge on store-bought candy.  And in Fresno, it’s fair season as well.  I think the hardest part for me will be to go without a corn dog at The Big Fresno Fair.  I might have to skip the fair altogether to avoid temptation, although that would mean missing out on a ZZ Top concert.  Hmmm.  Maybe I’ll go get a corn dog at the last day of The Old Town Clovis Farmer’s Market this Friday to make up for missing out on one next month.  Or maybe I’ll have to break down and make my own corn dogs – Deliciously Organic featured a recipe earlier in the summer.

If you’d like to learn more about the October Unprocessed Challenge and perhaps sign the pledge, head over to Eating Rules to read all about it.  I’m hoping that some of you will join us.

I’ll be back later this evening with another sourdough update!

  1. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday

    that sounds like a really great challenge!
    I can’t wait to read more about it and especially read your alternatives to processed foods

    12:38 pm  Sep 26th, 2011
  2. Ruby

    Does sounds like a neat challenge however…Move it to Jan or Feb when I’m more inclined to want to diet. Between all the candies, goodies and fair food this month. I wouldn’t even consider committing! What does that say about me? A lot, I’m terrible.

    1:18 pm  Sep 26th, 2011
  3. Wendryn

    Um…”is asking his friends and readers to commit to eating no unprocessed foods”

    No unprocessed foods or only unprocessed foods?

    If it’s only unprocessed foods, it sounds really interesting… (You don’t need to post this comment if you don’t want to.)

    1:38 pm  Sep 26th, 2011
  4. Nicole

    Wendryn – Thanks for pointing out the typo! Obviously I meant “eat only unprocessed foods.” 🙂

    2:05 pm  Sep 26th, 2011
  5. Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty

    im on it 🙂 LOVE this!

    5:53 pm  Sep 26th, 2011
  6. Kim @ The Family Practice

    We are doing it too! I’ll be blogging about the journey as well. Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you come up with – I just shared your pear butter recipe from last year 🙂 I plan on making a big batch for “going home for Thanksgiving gifts”

    11:57 am  Sep 27th, 2011
  7. Catt White

    Great pledge – I’m in. All I want to know is: why in the world does your farmers’ market offer corn dogs? Ick.

    3:48 pm  Sep 27th, 2011
  8. Mary Ellen

    I took the challenge last year. It was a definite learning experience. Going to do it again this October.

    6:26 am  Sep 28th, 2011
  9. Jennifer

    I sooo need to take this pledge, but oh the Fair. That is the ONE time I allow myself to eat a corn dog. But maybe I could try to go for as long as possible in October, minus the one day we head to the Fair. 😉

    9:38 pm  Sep 28th, 2011
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