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)....
- Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry
- Lots of fruits and vegetables
- Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese
- 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread
- Seafood (wild caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised)
- Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation)
- Beverages limited to water, milk, all natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer!
- Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn
- All natural sweetners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation
What you CANNOT eat:
- No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”)
- No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda
- Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredientslisted on the label
- No deep fried foods
- 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!