On December 12, 2011 by Erin Fullam

We have alluded to this year-long series several times, but until now have not revealed many details. Well, wait no more!

Get Real is a year long series dedicated to helping you make the transition to become a whole, real food and non processed household.

This choice is not made overnight, nor is it made without dedication and effort. We are committed to helping you every step along the way, and we’re even going to do the challenge with you! So many people I know have shared a desire to transition their families to more healthy food choices but are often overwhelmed by the research, decisions, process and time needed for that transition. They often start only to quit soon thereafter out of frustration. Does that sound like you?

Get Real will take a month by month approach to helping you transition your eating habits gradually hopefully resulting in greater success. Each month we will focus on a different aspect of the transition. From cleaning out your pantry, reading and interpreting labels, organic versus conventional, meats, fruit and vegetables, grains and much more. Here is an outline of the topics we will be covering:

  • January – Pantry/Freezer Cleaning
  • February – Grains – Breads
  • March – Grains – Pasta
  • April – Vegetables/Fruits – Gardening
  • May – Beef/Pork
  • June – Dairy
  • July – Fats – Coupons/Shopping
  • August – Vegetables/Fruits – Canning/Freezing
  • September – Meat – Poultry
  • October – Household Items & Life Transitions
  • November – Grains – Rice/Beans
  • December – Wrap Up

It takes a village. This is most often mentioned in reference to raising children, but I would argue that it is essential to any new lifestyle change. We want to provide you with that village and help you create it. We hope that going through this journey with fellow readers will bolster your confidence.

We also have lined up some fabulously knowledgeable and encouraging bloggers to assist us on this journey. Along the way they will be providing us with topical information and helping you get your questions answered. I am so excited that the following have committed to helping us in this journey. Feel free to go check out their blogs and welcome them!

Once A Month Meals is not going all whole foods; however, it is our desire to continue to provide tools to educate families in the kitchen. We hope this series will be one of the tools that your family might use in 2012. So mark you calendars for January when this series kicks off. And don’t forget to add this to your New Year’s Resolutions as well! We will have details about our journey starting the first of the year as well as our acquired sponsors. Join the Facebook Fan Page – Get Real 2012

Let’s take a journey together and GET REAL!