Never thought I’d say I made hummus at 12:30 in the morning (at least not sober), but that’s what I did last night. Why did I do this? I’m embarking on a challenge this month.
This July, we are trying as a household to eat home-cooked and home-prepared meals for the entire month. We are calling in the Homemade Challenge.
According to French Kids Eat Everything, 43% of food Americans eat come from outside of the home on average, compared with 20% of food in the French culture. As a household, we’re fairly good about not eating out or taking shortcuts, but sometimes it’s just so tempting. We decided to take a month and really monitor what we do.
20% sounded way too easy. Our goal is to only eat 10% of our meals outside of the home. For us this means 9 out of the 93 meals we have in July can be whatever we want them to be, but even in this case, we’re going to strive for healthy whole food as much as we can.
Now, we won’t be making everything from scratch – we can buy bread, granola, and other things to make our lives a little easier – but we will be making an attempt to make as many things from scratch as possible during this time, so be on the lookout for a lot of new posts about quick and easy homemade goodies.
Want to take the challenge with us? Start on a day 1 and make sure you do it for 31 days with 9 cheat meals maximum.
Let’s beat the odds!