I'm back from Boston and here to ask you one question: Do you know what October Unprocessed is?
It's this really cool idea from the Eating Rules blog. I pledged a few weeks ago when I found out about it. Wanna know more?
The question Andrew Wilder asked himself was, "What would happen if I went for an entire month without eating any processed food?"
And he wants you to ask yourself the same thing. How do we define "processed" food? He says it can be defined as:
Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with readily available, whole-food ingredients.
I call it “The Kitchen Test.” If you pick up something with a label (and 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.
Some people think this definition could be lacking, so I decided to include my ideas on what eating UNPROCESSED means to me:
Pesticide-free and organic when possible
Being conscious of what's in our food
And where it comes from
Who plants, takes care of, harvests, and sells our food
When you read the labels you can understand the ingredients in the product (and hopefully you won't be reading many labels- this is about eating unpackaged food)
Natural ingredients (unadulterated, no GMOs)
Supporting our farmers, trying to not purchase at the grocery store unless absolutely needed
Cooking for ourselves and our families, sharing good food times and eating for enjoyment and nutrition
What does eating unprocessed mean to you?
Haven't signed up for the pledge? Do so here.
And one more thing:
You are what you eat!