I’m so excited about my 30 Days of Clean Eating Challenge.
Remember, eating food in it’s natural state is clean! Give up all pre-packaged foods. No added sugars and fats. If you are trying to lose fat, limit sugar and fat so your body will burn the fat. Drink LOTS of water!! But you can also have fat free milk and a cup of coffee in the morning.
Many people have different views of what “Clean Eating” is. Some are much more strict and some are more lenient. The key is “Natural”.
Now it’s time to go shopping. Preparing meals is really simple because you are not adding a lot of additional ingredients. Read your labels. I look for less than 5 ingredients and you want to be able to pronounce all the ingredients.
I will be grilling, sauteing, roasting foods and using my handy crock-pot too.
Here is a list of what I will be buying and eating. This is where you have fun. Try new things!
Use the items you buy to make any of these clean eating recipes
Fruit (fresh and frozen)
Meat/ Lean Chicken and Turkey
99%-93% Ground Turkey
99%-93% Ground Chicken
Haddock, Cod or other white fish
Fat Free Milk (almond, coconut
Plain Low-fat Greek yogurt (NO fruit flavors..they contain loads of sugar)
Low fat Cottage Cheese
Grains / Beans
Old Fashion Oatmeal (NOT instant varieties, which contain too much sugar)
Unbleached Whole Wheat flour and Red Mill’s Oat flour
Coconut oil for cooking
Raw or Roasted Almonds
Peanut Butter (natural)
Almond Butter (natural)
What we will NOT be eating?? This list can be very long so these are the majority. It is best to shop the “outside aisles” of your grocery stores. The middle aisles usually have the pre-packaged and processed foods.
No Boxed Cereals or cereals
No Boxed meals
No white Flour
No sodas or juices
No Deli Meats
No pre-packaged meals
No partially hydrogenated oils in any ingredients
No high fructose corn syrup in any ingredients
No MSG in any ingredients
No refined sugars
No fried foods
No potato chips
No shredded cheese
No hot dogs
No flavored yogurts