It’s Time For October Unprocessed 2017!

October Unprocessed

October Unprocessed is back — for our eighth year!

Every year I lead October Unprocessed, encouraging people to eat no processed food for the entire month.*

I did 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 more than 30,000 people (seriously!) who have decided to take the leap and give it a try. I’m super-excited to do it again this year, and hope you’ll join us!

I’ve set up a separate page for the challenge, which includes my definition of “unprocessed,” and the pledge itself. Go here to 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 for you, that’s a-okay. Read more on the main page.


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Amanda Russell
Amanda Russell

Andrew, I look forward to this challenge every year, and have made so many lasting changes to my familly’s eating habits through the inspiration of this challenge. Thank you! I wanted to tell you that because of your wonderful coupons and challenge last year, I was able to afford to make hundreds of wholesome and tasty whole wheat pancakes for my son’s entire class during their Oregon Trail Days learning unit. It was so gratifying to see the kids eating well and enjoying it.

Thanks again!