Day 22: 30 Days of Unprocessed Food

I cannot believe we are in our last week of eating no processed foods. I have had  a lot of people ask me this past week, "why are you not eating processed foods? What's the point?" Honestly, hearing those words is a little discouraging at first, but it is also a great conversation starter! What's the point? Well, I guess the point was to illustrate to my readers exactly how to eat unprocessed, real foods. In choosing to do this challenge, I have hoped to get my readers involved and excited about trying to eat healthier foods. I also wanted to prove that we could eat a healthy, whole foods diet without feeling completely deprived. I think we have been successful in that respect. Although we have been eating very healthy, I don't feel deprived in the least.

This weekend has been full of several challenges. We were invited to numerous BBQs and only ended up going to one because it was for my grandma's birthday and we felt that it was an important celebration to attend. My family has been very supportive throughout this 30 days. I always stress out when it is time to go to a family function because it is so hard to avoid junk foods. It is even harder to tell my daughter that she can't eat this and she can't eat that when everyone around her is enjoying chips and dip. My mom made my life so much easier this weekend by making grass fed burgers and healthy brownies made from garbanzo beans. I'll have to post that recipe later. We spent today with my in-laws shopping at antique stores. Look at this gem that we found for our living room. What do you think?

After shopping for 3 hours, we were all starving. We headed over to Chipotle for vegetarian burrito bowls. What did I tell you; we eat at Chipotle A LOT! Although we have been adhering to our "rules" this weekend, our meals have been very sporadic. It's 4:30 and I have no idea what we are eating for dinner tonight! I feel like in week 4 of our challenge, I am starting to get lazy! I am starting summer school tomorrow. These next 8 weeks are going to be very chaotic. Maybe I will need to post about how to keep up with meal planning amidst total chaos.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl. Brown rice, black beans, pico de gallo, avocado, corn, lettuce.
Day 22:
Breakfast: Eggs with spinach and cheese. Sweet potato homefries
Lunch: Chipotle Burrito Bowls
My Daughter's Lunch: Applegate Organic deli turkey, organic blueberries, shredded raw cheese.
Dinner: TBD! It will be leftovers of some sort. Probably whole grain pasta salad and turkey. We need some veggies too. I'll probably sautee some asparagus.
Dessert: Lots and lots of watermelon :)

Lisa Clouse  – (May 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM)  

Yay!! You're so close to your goal :) I hope you are feeling great. I know that this month I've been a lot more aware (though not entirely adherent) of what I'm eating. I'm working on it!! I'm grateful for your family in taking this challenge so the rest of us can learn more and challenge ourselves to healthier eating. :)

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