Sunday, February 1, 2015

Processed Free February

Jason and I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called "Forks over Knives" and it got us inspired.  Could we go one month without any processed, pre-made, pre-packaged foods?  Well, we're about to find out!

We decided to give it a try for the month of February.  This month we're going to attempt to not eat anything that comes from a can, jar, box....basically anything that we I can't make ourselves myself. 
I mean, who are we kidding?  I'm the one doing all the work!
So, buh-bye fancy coffee drinks, eating at restaurants, the occasional soda and potato chips. 
It's not me, it's you...

Now, to be fair, this won't be a huge shock to our system.  We never eat fast food except the occasional trip to Subway or Jimmy Johns and only eat dinner out once a week at most.  We eat minimal processed foods as it is and I already make a lot of things from scratch  - pizza dough, nut butters, pita bread, hummus...but there are plenty of things I could make, but don't - tortillas, pasta, pizza and pasta sauce, granola bars, salad dressings, etc, etc.  Meals won't be too tough, just more time consuming.  Snacking, however, may be a little difficult.  I've been known to stick my hand in the kids snack basket during nap time on a few occasions....damn you Cheez-it's!   

So, here we go!  I've already been prepping with a freezer stocked with beans, pre-cut veggies, homemade pesto, pizza and pasta sauces.  Fridge is stocked with veggies and fruits cut and ready to grab and eat.  I have pretty much figured out our dinners for the entire month and have ideas for breakfast, lunch and snacks too.  We're ready.  Let's do this!

I'll be checking in here and posting recipes on my food blog weekly.  Time to get this party started!  Can't wait to see what happens :)

~ Sara :)


  1. Sara, this is one of the coolest things EVER! I bow down to you. We don't eat a lot of processed foods, either...but you are going above and beyond for your family. Sauces? Bread? English muffins? Don't get me started on the pickles. Jon mentions your pickles daily. I could learn a thing or two from you! You're seriously one of the coolest people I've ever known. You go on with your bad self! I'm looking forward to your weekly posts! :) :) :)

  2. Thanks so much, girl! I think you're pretty cool too!! Maybe we need a play date so I can test out some new recipes?!?!? :)