Let’s say we fill a pint glass with water, or about 16 ounces. Now, foolishly enough, add 5 grams of butter to that glass. Delicious.
In the spirit of sharing a “recipe” as others have done, I offer these simple steps for reducing your exposure to toxins in food, whether they were added during processing, packaging, or from environmental contamination.
When it comes to organic foods, we often tend to hear most about the benefits they may provide to our personal health. But it is important to understand other reasons why it is important to support organic agriculture – reasons that go beyond our plates.
While everyone’s individual story is different, we all tend to move through the same five stages on the way from processed food to real food. And the more I shared about this idea, the more I could see how empowering it is to know what stage you’re in and what terrain lies ahead.
I have a rule about unprocessed food: Whatever I buy gets eaten twice. The ripe figs dazzle me in my yogurt this morning, topped with toasted walnuts and honey. The rest will appear as tomorrow’s appetizer, broiled with goat cheese. My roasted chicken makes an elegant dinner, and then I shred the remains for salad the next day. It sounds rather gourmet, doesn’t it? But I haven’t planned it that way.
Having a well-organized kitchen will help you sooooooo much in carrying out your challenge. Hopefully you’ll be spending a lot of time in your kitchen during the month, so let’s start by turning it into an organized space you’ll love.
I have participated in October Unprocessed three times now, and I am looking forward to the fourth. But this OU is going to be special for me, because it will mark an anniversary of me turning my health around.
When my friend Katie began her unprocessed journey almost a decade ago, she had no idea how integrated her food choices were with her well-being. She discovered that her dietary decisions are a reflection of the state of her body, heart, and soul. Read on for her story…