Wednesday, 12 June 2013

So this is the very first Blog of which I hope there is many! I am feeling very excited about this project but I am sure you aren't yet because you don't know what it's about so let me get into it!

I saw a website about an American family who ate unprocessed foods for 100 days. It promotes all sorts of nifty ideas and recipes. So I thought it would be amazing to do an Australian one. I am hoping to research things like where to buy ethically treated meat and provide information about when farmers markets are on (because I would soooo much rather be giving money to them than to coles!). I also think it would make me more accountable to act on the things I learn if I share it publicly because it would't just be for myself then.

So the rules of this challenge are (This is taken from the American 100 day pledge also)....

  1. Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry
  2. Lots of fruits and vegetables
  3. Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese
  4. 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread 
  5. Seafood (wild caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised)
  6. Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation)
  7. Beverages limited to water, milk, all natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer!
  8. Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn
  9. All natural sweetners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation

What you CANNOT eat:

  1. No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”)
  2. No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda
  3. Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredientslisted on the label
  4. No deep fried foods
  5. No “fast foods”

So that's it folks!! Did you have the bugs bunny voice in your head just then??I will be starting this challenge on the 27/7. I have already sourced my local farmers market and brought a few things and am experimenting with a few recipes so we will see! My favourite at the moment is home made peanut butter in celery sticks with sultunas on top (otherwise knows as 'ants on a log'). Try it and let me know what you think!