We're on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we're blogging about our journey on the way.
This week we're answering the question: What has been the easiest part of this challenge for you so far? The most difficult part?
You can see all the responses to this question today at this link-up post at Hobo Mama and Anktangle. If you're a blogger who's published a response, please post the URL in the linky below so we can visit to read. If you don't have a blog or haven't published a response, feel free to provide your answer in the comments on this post on either Hobo Mama or Anktangle.
Next week's writing prompt is at the end of this post along with posting instructions.
To join in the Six Ingredient Challenge anytime during the six weeks, visit the sign-up page for a list of posts and to link up!
My answer:The easiest part of the challenge was probably how quickly Sam and I adapted. I also was so glad he was in this with me, because I think (I know) trying to eat in a different way from my partner would have been really hard. Especially since he does the cooking!
The hardest part has probably been convincing our children to come on board. It's still a struggle, and Mikko doesn't understand (or, maybe, embrace) the whole idea of eating less processed food. We've tried to explain it in kid terms. In fact, I have a children's book I've written (waiting on illustrations) that's all about explaining food to preschoolers by talking about what foods have what nutrients in an easy and nonjudgmental way. Besides the talk of nutrients, we also point out that foods that aren't so great for us have a lot of "fillers" as we've termed the empty ingredients that processed and fast foods tend to include. However, despite our efforts, Mikko and Alrik only know that foods with fillers and without nutrients … still taste good. And, to them, they often taste better than the whole foods we want to replace them with. (Naturally this is true, since there's a whole science behind making processed foods addictive!)
So there's the area we're still working on — transitioning our picky and opinionated sons over to the light. Wish us luck, or give us some advice!
But, Mama, foods with lots of ingredients are so yummy!
We hope you'll join us by blogging or journaling about the writing prompt each week. We'll introduce the prompt each Thursday and host a link-up for the answers the following week.
Writing prompt #5 guidelines:
- You have till next week to think of a response to the prompt. Post your response on your blog anytime by next Thursday.
- Next week's post (3/7) will have a writing prompt linky where you can link up your response.
- If you don't have a blog, you can leave your response in the comments on next week's post (3/7).
- Copy and paste the header below into your post to tag it as part of the challenge.
- Responding to the writing prompts is optional and just a fun extra way to play along! We encourage you to at least think out a response.