Clean Eating is not a diet, it’s a happy and healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for the ultimate source of delicious recipes that feature fresh, unprocessed foods then you have come to the right place. We believe that if you eat colorfully by consuming food the way nature delivered it (farm fresh and organic) then you will enjoy a lifestyle that leads to improved health and happiness.
Eat five to six times a day
Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. The steady intake of clean food keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long.
Choose organic clean foods whenever possible
If your budget limits you, make meat, eggs, dairy and organic fruits and vegetables a priority.
Drink at least two liters of water a day
Preferably from a reusable canteen, not plastic; we’re friends of the environment here! Limit your alcohol intake to one glass of antioxidant-rich red wine a day.
Don’t like plain water?
Try these DIY Infused Waters (Recipes coming soon)…
Sip and savor delicately flavored waters that you can prepare quickly. Free of preservatives, additives, artificial colorings and added sugars, you’ll love staying hydrated with these flavorful waters .
Get label savvy
Clean foods contain just one or two ingredients. Any product with a long ingredient list is human-made and not considered part of a clean diet.
Avoid processed and refined foods
This includes white flour, sugar, bread and pasta. Enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains instead.
Know thy enemies
Steer clear of anything high in trans fats, anything fried or anything high in sugar. Avoid preservatives, color additives and toxic binders, stabilizers, emulsifiers and fat replacers. Check out this list of the top ten food additives to avoid.
Consume healthy fats
Aim to have essential fatty acids, or EFA’s, incorporated into your clean diet every day. A list of CE-approved healthy oils coming soon…
Learn about portion sizes
Work towards eating within them. When eating clean, diet is as much about quantity as it is quality.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Eat produce that is seasonal, local, and colorful. It is less taxing on your wallet and our environment.
Shop with a conscience
Consume humanely raised local meats and ocean-friendly seafood.
Slow down and savor
Never rush through a meal. Food tastes best when savored. Enjoy every bite!
Take it to go
Pack a cooler for work or outings so you always have clean food on the go.
Make it a family affair
Food is a social glue that should be shared with loved ones. Improve the quality of your family’s life along with your own by eating clean as a team.