Thursday, March 21, 2013

#6IngredientChallenge: Final Thoughts

Six Ingredient Challenge buttonThis has been the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle!

We've been on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we've been 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 new-found wisdom to share?

You can see all the responses to this question today at this link-up post at Hobo Mama and Anktangle.  
If you're a blogger who's published a response, please post the URL in the linky below so we can visit to read. If you don't have a blog or haven't published a response, feel free to provide your answer in the comments on this post on either Hobo Mama or Anktangle.

Thank you for following along for the Six Ingredient Challenge! This is our final post, and we've had such an enjoyable time journeying with you all along the way.

To read all the posts and recipes in the Six Ingredient Challenge, visit the main page for a list of reading resources!

My answer:

I have enjoyed co-hosting this challenge and it's also been really fun to follow along with all of the lovely participants during these past few weeks. It's been interesting for me to be more intentional about the foods I'm eating and preparing for my family. I particularly enjoyed sharing many new recipes and tutorials with you all through these past six weeks (check out a list of all the posts in this series on the main page of the challenge). I think my top two favorite posts to write during this challenge were the one about food shopping strategies and my love for intuitive eating.

Speaking of my philosophy on intuitive eating, it may very well be the reason I've not missed thinking about the challenge for the past few days when eating or menu planning: I have an eating strategy that has been working really well for me already. The Six Ingredient Challenge definitely pushed me to look more closely at labels and make a more concerted effort to choose store-bought items more purposefully, but at the same time, I haven't noticed that there's been that big of a change in the way I'm eating (or the foods I'm preparing) overall. I guess this means I was already mostly following the "rules" before Lauren and I had even settled on them together! I'm really glad I took this opportunity to reassess the foods I eat and to focus in again on listening for my body to tell me what feels good and what doesn't, food-wise.

Overall, it was a lovely experience to discuss and share ideas with the fellow participants and lurkers alike! Thank you for being a part of this with me.

Link up your answers to prompt #7!

What are your final thoughts and reflections as we wrap up this challenge? Do you have any new-found wisdom to share?


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