June is a month for refrain… and this one could easily be categorized as either a refrain or an embrace. We are going to be staying away from processed foods as much as possible. My wife wrote a post about food a few weeks ago; She had been reading In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Well, it has inspired us toward eating more real and natural foods. We already eat a lot of natural foods: fruits and vegetables, local meat, whole grain breads, home-made granola, etc. Thing is, we also like to snack on the processed stuff, but we’ll be cutting that junk out.
June will be the perfect month to give this a shot. We’ll be able to shop for a lot of our food at the local farmers market and pick fruit from local growers. We’ll be making a basic set of “rules” that I’ll post at the beginning of the month. I am really looking forward to this, but I’ll struggle a bit as well, as I have a pretty stubborn sweet tooth. It will be interesting to see how my kids do. They actually eat much healthier than I do, but they also love their crackers, store bought granola bars… and the occasional sweets.
Join us for a month of “real food”?