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Old 09-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Anyone else doing October Unprocessed?

http://www.eatingrules.com/october-unprocessed-2013/

If so, I'd love a discussion thread to share recipes and help with shipping lists!

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone else doing October Unprocessed?

Ok I am in. Out of home means no more quick dollar burgers. That should help my waistline.

I couldn't figure out if flour was considered processed for this thing. I also use a lot of canned tomatoes. If those are not allowed than I may have to drop as that is a large part of our meals. Our veggies are frozen so hopefully those are not considered processed for this.

How about peanut butter? I can make my own jelly so that should be fine. Butter? What is considered processed? Because technically even Olive oil is processed
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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I'm in! I also have been following 100daysofrealfood

Ill find a link later.
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Re: Anyone else doing October Unprocessed?

this sounds like fun... taking the time to really be mindful of what you put in your body is always a good thing and I'm always looking for new ideas to keep our meals from being boring.

And qsefthuko, I think by "processed" they mean stuff you couldn't realistically make in your own kitchen, like high fructose corn syrup, or fractionated cottonseed oil, or protein isolate powder. Flour, well... you could technically grind your own. I do, but I think all that's actually "processed" about store bought is that they sift out the bran and bleach or brominate it. Peanut butter either, unless it has stabilizers or hydrogenated oils added to keep it from separating, or something. And technically, you could can your own tomatoes... so I don't think that's bad, either. Maybe I'm getting the "rules" all wrong, but I hope that it's about making changes for the better and not being "perfect."
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Ok I am in. Out of home means no more quick dollar burgers. That should help my waistline.

I couldn't figure out if flour was considered processed for this thing. I also use a lot of canned tomatoes. If those are not allowed than I may have to drop as that is a large part of our meals. Our veggies are frozen so hopefully those are not considered processed for this.

How about peanut butter? I can make my own jelly so that should be fine. Butter? What is considered processed? Because technically even Olive oil is processed
I am doing it within reason. The goal isn't to make you go broke. I am going to use whole wheat flour... haven't decided about sugar yet. I'm going to use the label approach insofar as making sure I know everything on the label.
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Sounds good then. Because of allergies in our home most of what we get is already unprocessed anyway. Just a few things like Worcestershire, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, ketchup, etc.
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I have some processed food in my house, Penzeys chip dip and Simply Organic gravies and salad dressings. I can give those up for October... but wait... What about Halloween?!
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I have some processed food in my house, Penzeys chip dip and Simply Organic gravies and salad dressings. I can give those up for October... but wait... What about Halloween?!
Start learning to make your own candy.
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Re: Anyone else doing October Unprocessed?

thank god halloween is the last day of october! just eat all of the candy on november 1st! ROFL

just kidding!

i'd like to try this. may not be in 100%, but definitely being more mindful will help me!
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Re: Anyone else doing October Unprocessed?

http://www.eatingrules.com/2013/09/the-kitchen-test/
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