I’ll admit that “clean eating” sounds like something a mom on the school board who cuts the crust’s off her son’s sandwiches and irons their bedsheets, dreamt up. They probably individually wash all their grapes and aren’t allowed to drink out of plastic cups.
That’s not it. Clean eating is eating real, whole foods that go off and don’t have an expiration date longer than your future…
Clean eating means to “adopt a sustainable lifestyle that emphasises the consumptionof whole foods that are grown or raised organically while limiting your intake of highly-processed and refined foods in order to achieve optimal health and wellness.”
Aka; Use common sense when it comes to what you’re putting into your body… Deep Fried Mars bars don’t grow on tree’s, nor do loaves of white slice pan graze in flock on open paddocks.
Eating clean doesn’t have to be boring, however.
Here’s an example of a days meal plan.
homemade granola… rolled oats toasted
with honey cashews and cranberries.
add yogurt of a milk of your choice and top with raspberries or blueberries.
carrot sticks with hummus
rocket leaves with chopped pear, cherry tomatoes, raisins, walnuts and chia and sesame seeds.
chopped apple dipped in nut butter
mushroom, broccoli, rice pan dish topped with spring onions. add vegetable stock to flavor.
Fresh fruit bowl
optional* add yogurt and drizzle with honey.
*If you’re used to a highly-processed diet its best to not go completely cold turkey. Substitute your white toast with brown multigrain options.
Small changes make a huge difference towards a healthy lifestyle.
Not ready to go clean?
Try these small challenges to get you on the right track,
- 1 day no added sugar
- 1 day no processed food
- try to eat clean for a week
- cut out sweets and chocolate for 4 days and see what happen
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Emma – LeanSixteen