Get The Official Guide to October Unprocessed!

First, A Little Housekeeping

1. It’s almost here! The October Unprocessed challenge starts in just a few days, and I’m pretty darn excited — more than 3,000 people have now taken the pledge! If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, but haven’t actually signed the pledge form yet, please do so today. It really does make a difference.

2. We still have two big giveaways running–so if you haven’t entered yet, now’s the time!  MightyNest has offered up a prize pack of more than $300-worth of awesome kitchen products, and Bob’s Red Mill has a prize pack of an electric pressure cooker, a variety of beans and grains, and a $100 gift-card to help stock your pantry. Click through and use the “entry widget” on each page to enter.

3. The October Unprocessed challenge is a lot more fun — and you’re more likely to be “successful” (however you define that) — when your friends and family join in. Go here to share the Challenge and encourage others to join us.

4. I’ll be publishing at least one guest post every day in October – so this is probably my last “housekeeping” post for a little while (though I do have one more trick up my sleeve for the end of September…). I encourage you to leave comments after the posts, ask questions, and help your fellow challengers out. We’re all in this together, so let’s keep supporting each other!

And now… Get the Guide!

I get lots of questions about specific foods, ways to prepare them, how to make the most of the challenge, and more. To help answer many of those questions, I worked with my friends and health coaches Stacy Spensley and Suzanne Elizondo, MS, RD, to create The Official Guide to October Unprocessed.

It’s a free PDF download that answers many of the most common questions about the challenge. But more than that, it’s got lots of great information on how to help you get the most from the challenge, ways to avoid common “speed bumps,” advice for specific dietary restrictions,  and tons of other unprocessed goodness.

So download the free guide [299kb PDF], grab a mug of your favorite unprocessed beverage, and dig in!

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14 Responses to Get The Official Guide to October Unprocessed!

  1. Peggy September 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    After going thru cancer treatments & surgeries I’ve been trying to adjust my diet but with an ostomy its a daily challenge. I’m doing 95% dairy free & about 50% gluten free so this is the next step on my journey. I’m looking forward to learning all I can from Andrew & others doing this challenge!!

  2. Katina Murray September 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    I think my hardest part about any of these is I simply don’t eat veggies or fruits except apples and potatoes. I would love to do this but what can a person like me do?

    • Star September 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

      try veggie a new way… My friend got her picky kids to eat veggies after I told her about this recipe I have toss the veggies with home made Italian dressing :

      1/4 cup white vinegar
      3 tbsp water
      2 tbsp granulated sugar
      1 tsp garlic powder
      1 tsp onion powder
      1 tsp sea salt
      1 tsp ground pepper
      1 tsp dried parsley
      1/4 tsp dried basil
      1/4 tsp dried oregano
      1/2 cup olive oil

      Place all ingredients in to a bottle. Shake container to mix ingredients until sugar and salt have dissolved. Add oil and shake well to mix.

  3. Lia Huber September 30, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Love having this all in one place — thank you, Andrew!

  4. Christine Kelly October 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    The free guide is AMAZING!!!!!

  5. Lori B. October 1, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I have done this before and the hardest for us was no deli meat. Problem solved by grilling, poaching or baking chicken and putting the meat into a food processor. Pulse that meat and then mix with mayo (homemade) or not, and add to wrap or regular bread. Easy for the little ones to eat and ultra cheap for you! You can freeze part too. Want different flavors? Marinate! You can also do this with beef! I know…. amazing!

  6. Tricia September 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I am already committed to eating healthy, unprocessed foods. I’d love to read more ideas!

  7. Veggie Val September 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Another great way to help your subscribers, Andrew! Looking forward to the fun!

  8. Jonie September 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I wish I had found this list a year ago! My husband has been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease of the bladder. We have been on a journey to eat healthier this year. We learn a little more each day and are amazed at how resilient our bodies with all the garbage we have fed them for years. Great work! We are looking forward to the October challenge.

  9. Bunny September 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Ever since signing up for the challenge, I have been thinking about what foods to eat and it is not always that clear cut. This guide will be really useful. Thanks!

  10. caren September 29, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Sorry, this may have been covered already, but where does Stevia fall in all of this?

  11. Suravi September 29, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Thanks, this is exactly what I needed to show some coworkers that they can read on their own!

  12. LiztheChef September 29, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Terrific idea – kudos to you and Stacy!

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