I’m excited to support October Unprocessed for the second year, and hope you will take the October Unprocessed pledge. Follow Andrew at Eating Rules for additional ideas on how to eat unprocessed. He will be posting daily throughout the month.
Because many readers have asked for more information on how to transition to a healthier, plant-based diet, I’m offering very specific suggestions each week of the challenge. In order to have you follow along, I’m doing these posts on Sundays instead of Mondays, so you have time to shop and prep. This week, lunch!
If you’re just joining us today, every Sunday I’ll have a round-up of recipes for that week’s meal and will tell you if you need to do anything the night before. All my previous October Unprocessed posts are listed at the bottom so you can catch up.
To see what I’m eating, follow me on Facebook where I’m posting pix of every single meal (three photos a day with notes) during the month.
Sunday night: Read through the four recipes and buy any ingredients you need. Make a pot of hearty Firehouse chili tonight.
For lunch this week:
Monday: Firehouse chili
Tuesday: Leftover Firehouse chili. Tuesday night: Start marinating tempeh bacon for Thursday’s lunch. Make the Thai rice bowl salad if you don’t have time tomorrow.
Wednesday: Thai rice bowl salad with kaffir lime cream sauce. Wednesday night: Cook the tempeh bacon.
Thursday: Tempeh BLT with lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo
Friday: Leftover Thai rice bowl salad. Friday night: Put split peas in filtered water to soak overnight.
Saturday: Spicy kale and split pea soup
Sunday: Leftover spicy kale and split pea soup
If one of these doesn’t thrill you, eat more of the chili, leftover breakfast hash from last week, another BLT, or grilled cheese if you have cashew cheese on hand.
Previous posts on October Unprocessed:
October Unprocessed 2012 begins Monday
10 tips to get ready for October Unprocessed
Download the excellent October Unprocessed FAQ Guide by Andrew Wilder and Stacy Spensley
October Unprocessed Week 1: Breakfast
Unprocessed breakfast: Brown rice with toasted sesame oil and furikake
How to make an extract
I am really interested in hearing from you! Please let me know if you’re following along, trying the recipes, need more help, etc. Please comment here or on Facebook. Good luck and happy lunch!
All of our recipes are gluten-free, sugar-free, and made with plant-based ingredients to help you build a healthy life. We support Meatless Monday. Look for midweek essays and Friday how-to’s and giveaways (when available).