October is Unprocessed Foods Month!

Did you know that October is Unprocessed Food Month?  Read up on it here and take the Unprocessed Food pledge.   What do you have to loose?

Andrew Wilder, who thought up this challenge is defining unprocessed food as:

“Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients.

I call it “The Kitchen Test.” If you pick up something with a label (if it doesn’t have a label, it’s probably unprocessed), and find an ingredient you’d never use in your kitchen and couldn’t possibly make yourself from the whole form, it’s processed.

It doesn’t mean you actually have to make it yourself, it just means that for it to be considered “unprocessed” that you could, in theory, do so.”

There are even some ideas on how to organize your pantry posted here.

The basic idea is not to eat any processed foods, or at least cut down on processed foods.

Let me know if you are going to give it a try.  You can do it for the month, a week, a day, whatever works for you.  Any little bit helps!



  1. This is great!! I am happy to say that most of the things I eat are made from me. 🙂 It is so much healthier and yummy!

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