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April 20
The Fresh Food Challenge

​The benefits of eating fresh foods are obvious. They are more nutrient rich, free of preservatives and additives, and they taste great. So why not eat completely fresh? Well it’s expensive, time consuming, and just not as convenient as grabbing packaged or prepared food components. But are the time and money worth the health benefits?

As a very busy, and sometimes lazy, individual, I am a shameless consumer of packaged, processed, and convenient foods. I order to live a healthier lifestyle – and to embark on a personal challenge – I’ve decided to eat fresh for one week. I’m anxious to see if I notice a difference in how I feel, and if I can implement some of these efforts into my daily routine.  For one week I will eat only:

  • Fresh produce
  • One-ingredient products (olive oil, honey, vinegar)
  • Foods prepared for consumption not preservation (raw chicken, raw pork, and raw eggs)
  • Homemade food with any combination of these wholesome products (time to get cookin!)

Read the next blog in my series to see how I'm doing! Click here to view.



Good luck Tracy! I try my best to eat and cook this way, but especially for my daughter.  Here is a great website I love that also has recipes! Enjoy.

Jeanne on 4/22/2012 8:48 PM

Thanks for the link Jeanne!

I'll look forward to sharing some of the combinations I tried to keep my body energized and my stomach satisfied :)
Tracy on 4/23/2012 8:19 AM