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!
Lots of fresh and frozen veggies
Lots fresh and frozen fruits – Smoothies
Lean Meats and Poultry (Chicken and Turkey)
Fat Free Milk
Block Cheese (to shred myself)
Plain Low-fat yogurt (NO fruit flavors..too much sugar)
Low fat Cottage Cheese
Dried beans and lentils
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
Peanut and/or almond butter
Tortilla chips – The ones with the least ingredients
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