I joined the Real Food Challenge going on for the month of February over at the Nourished Kitchen. I thought it would be easy since I make most things from scratch. Wrong... our first assignment was to clean out our pantry. To toss anything in a box. All white sugar.
It was crazy! It was hard! It was eye opening!
I was shocked at what I thought was healthy food but it isn't. I tried to throw away everything but rice and my home canned goods but I'll be honest, there's still some organic mac and cheese and two boxes of cereal. Oh and four boxes of organic gravy...I'll toss those this week.
I'm excited about learning how to soak our grains. I am worried about how the family will react. I think this challenge would be much easier if I didn't have a family who was used to eating a typical American diet. I am optimistic that I will learn the proper way to feed our family. I am also going to really try to do all the assignments this coming week. I had a horrible cold and just didn't feel like doing it all.
I do think I did something right though. I had my oldest a sixth grader watch Food Inc tonight for a home school assignment. I needed somebody else on my side!!!