We’ve completed 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 are your final thoughts and reflections as we wrap up this challenge?
Do you have any newfound wisdom to share?
To read all the posts and recipes in the Six Ingredient Challenge, visit the main page for a list of reading resources!
I wish I’d done a better job at this challenge, but just because I didn’t follow it perfectly doesn’t mean I did not benefit from it. I guess that in itself was a big lesson for me. I tend to not want to do something unless I can do it perfectly which means there is a lot on my to-do list that never gets done.
In being a part of this challenge I also have gotten our family back to eating at home much more and back to making more things from scratch which has been a goal of mine since we temporarily veered off track towards more convenience foods after Jude was born. We’ve actually been better at sticking to our grocery budget as well which is actually kind of interesting.
And this post would not be complete without mentioning all of the wonderful things we learned in our Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Start classes. That really was another big catalyst to my looking closer at how we were eating. We learned so much really practical, helpful things about food and our bodies. I highly suggest it to get a better idea of what you should be eating and for the tools to make those changes in your family.