Week 7 (14 Weeks of Mini-Pledges)

ALL grains consumed must be 100% whole-grain.

I really think this challenge is going to be the hardest one so far for me.  Not because I don’t like whole-grain but because what I’m discovering in the grocery market in Australia is that it is very hard to find whole-grain.  Where I’m struggling is finding whole-grain flour.

real food-whole grain-processed food

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The biggest issue is that none of the major supermarkets in Australia stock true whole-grain flour. Aldi only stocks refined white flour and white rice so their out.  Coles and Woolworths stock wholemeal but the reality is that isn’t whole-grain, however they do stock brown rice.  I’ve already converted to brown rice and the kids actually prefer it.


My goal over the next few weeks is to find a source of whole-grain products that are affordable.  Sometimes I am jealous of the Americans who are spoiled for choice when it comes to changing to a real food diet as they seem to have more options.  Wish me luck on that because anything I’ve seen so far has been very expensive and quite out of the range of a single mum!



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