Original 100-Day Pledge

Welcome to the original “100 Days of Real Food” pledge page. The idea behind this series of posts is what inspired me to start this blog in the first place. From May through September 2010 our family of four – including our daughters who were ages 3 and 5 at the time – pledged to go 100 solid days without eating a single ounce of highly processed or refined food (that means no white flour or sugar!). You can find the exact guidelines we followed on our “real food” rules page.

We decided to take this pledge so we could draw attention to how much our society has become dependent on processed food. And even though it wasn’t easy at times we wanted to prove that a typical suburban family didn’t have to rely on packaged factory-made convenience foods on a daily basis. We also wanted to experience what it would be like to seek out the real food in our processed food world, and let me tell you what it was definitely eye-opening! One of the things we quickly learned was that our “real food” desires made us the minority most of the time…especially here in North Carolina.

Index of blog posts I wrote during our 2010 pledge:

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  1. Shirley |

    okay…I’m on week 12 . Supposed to “not” use any added sugar. Does anyone know of a way to sweeten my homemade greek yogurt if I can’t use honey or maple syrup? That’s the only real thing I will struggle with. I suppose fruit will work….any other suggestions?

    • Danielle |

      Organic honey, raw sugar are great sweetener substitutes!

    • Linda Votava |

      I use Organic Blue Agave and Big Tree Farms Amber Organic Coconut Nectar for my sweeteners. Love them!

    • |

      Greek yogurt with chopped strawberry or mango is amazing! You don’t even need added sugar! You can buy fresh or frozen fruit, just thaw it first if it’s frozen. Both are also delicious with cottage cheese. :)

  2. |

    I really want to take this pledge with my family. My son is a very picky eater and I know that I am going to get some resistance from him, but on the other hand this will give me the opportunity to get creative with his favorite foods.

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