Announcing October Unprocessed 2012!

October Unprocessed 2012 Logo

October Unprocessed is back, and it’s going to be better than ever!  

For those of you who haven’t heard of it before: Each year I lead “October Unprocessed,” challenging people to eat no processed food for the entire month.*

I took the first challenge with my friends Dana and Lindsey, back in 2009 before I started blogging. Since then, I’ve led the challenge here, while sharing guest posts from other bloggers, authors, and experts on a range of “unprocessed” topics throughout the month. It’s been a life-changing experience for me and for so many people who have decided to take the leap and participate.

This year, we’re going to have even more guest posts, splitting them into three tracks: Recipes, Ingredients & How-To, and “Food for Thought.” And, my hope is that 30,000 people will take the pledge. (!)

I’ve set up a separate page for the challenge, which includes how I define “unprocessed” and the pledge itself. So click through, find out what it’s all about, and take the pledge!

* I encourage everyone to participate at a level that’s comfortable for them, so if a month is too much of a commitment, that’s okay. Read more on the main page.

Thanks to Sabrina Modelle from The Tomato Tart, for the swank 2012 logo! 

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Nicole Navratil

I heard about this from some friends last year and I am so excited to try it next month! The majority of what I eat is unprocessed, but I feel like I have one final “hump” to get over. Looking forward to doing this and sharing the adventure on my blog! Thanks for organizing. 🙂