Taking It Slow: A 7-Day Food Challenge

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For the next seven days, I’ll be changing the way I eat. It’s nerve-racking and exciting all at the same time. Here’s why.

From September 7 to 11, 2016, I’ll be eating only foods grown, caught or raised in Barbados. As a flexitarian* with a demanding work schedule, it could get interesting. Will I have enough to eat? Will I run out of menu options?

Thankfully, Slow Food Barbados, the movement behind the Slow Seven Challenge, has made it easy to plan meals by providing a grocery list and other tips on where to shop and eat.

Why am I doing this?

Because, like the organizers have pointed out, the Slow Seven Challenge promotes sustainable communities, healthy bodies and supports local farmers and fishermen. Overall, eating local can benefit my country’s economy, environment and people. And that’s a good thing!

Thinking about signing up? You’ve still got time. And, good news is, the Slow Seven Challenge isn’t an all-or-nothing exercise. The point is to experiment and increase awareness about the availability of locally produced foods and where to find them.

Basically, if you’re new to this or an experienced local foodie, you can join in. I hope you will!

Be sure to watch this space for #sueinthekitch photos and all the details on my Slow Seven experience.

Get more info about the Challenge or sign up now.

*I eat only fish—no meat or poultry—but do have eggs and dairy, every now and then. read more 

 

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