Unless you are allergic (my sincere condolences if you are), my guess is that you love chocolate. Well, so does this girl. That’s why, when we first started this new food journey, I was so excited to find out that I could still eat chocolate!
The first exposure I ever had to learning about real food, was through the book, 100 Days of Real Food. It was a game (and life) changer. You can read more about our journey here.
This chocolate sauce was one of the recipes in that book. And I will admit that I was a bit skeptic at first. I honestly didn’t believe that this would taste fully like chocolate. I thought that it was going to be a chocolate flavored maple syrup. Oh, how wrong I was!
If you’re like I was, then you have a ton of reasons why it just doesn’t make sense for you to cut out processed foods.
I’ve heard it all. I’ve said them all. I was so resilient to the idea of changing something so drastic, that I literally did everything I could…made every excuse I could make, to keep from having to do it. I knew for a long time, that our family needed to change the way we ate. Even several years ago, I still thought some of the processed food I was feeding my kids was healthy. Because the box or package it came in, said so.
It is my hope in this blog series, that you will gain some knowledge into why you should make the change, as well as how to go about doing it. It shouldn’t be a huge stressor, a bank breaker, or a time sucker. Will you find yourself spending a little more time than usual in your kitchen? Absolutely. But please don’t believe the lie that you will be spending every waking minute in the kitchen and grocery stores.
In this first post, I want to address the TWO most common issues I hear, in regards to why people don’t feel they can make the switch.