So I started this challenge  with my family (me, hubby, 2 1st grade girls, 10 month old) this week to cut out processed foods in 14 weeks.

Week 1: Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.

Variety of fresh fruit and vegetables

We are on day 2 and not perfect but this is what we have done so far and I like to be transparent with my patients.  I like to share this to show you that at Trinity, we are working to practice what we preach.

Day 1:

B- turkey sausage with onion, red bell peppers, eggs. Kids ate additional banana, apple, or orange.

L- “Annie’s” brand mac and cheese with nitrite free hot dogs, apple with natural peanut butter, baby carrots with ranch

D- Grilled cheddar cheese, bacon*, and green apple sandwhich (on whole wheat bread) from the “100 days of real food” cook book, carrots with ranch, green beans. (** by the way, if you have never baked bacon in the oven, it is the bomb! Preheat to 400. Lay a wire cookie rack on top of baking sheet and then lay out bacon on the wire. Bake for ~20 min. No flipping or burning (the bacon or yourself) and you can feed your 10 month old or do other things while it bakes away).  If you have leftovers, save in fridge and reheat for breakfast the next day.

Day 2:

B- smoothie- banana, strawberry, plain greek yogurt, whey protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, water

L- spinach salad with berries, mandarin oranges, parmesan, chicken and poppyseed dressing, grilled bell peppers and zucchini, brownie 🙂 (Our friends at Brown Bag make it easy to get your fruit and veggies in.

D-  Bacon Apple Crockpot Chicken and frozen green beans or broccoli steamed (whatever I find in the freezer at home).


We have successfully made it 2 days!! I haven’t gone organic on my fruits and veggies yet. I am going to do some more research here and will let you know what I find out.


How do you like to get your fruits and veggies in? Do you buy organic?  Do you want to do this challenge with us?