Clean Eating is something pretty new for Big and I. Both of us have recently had some health issues and I knew that I wanted to change our way of eating and living and not just depend on medicine to improve out health.
I feel strongly that making a change in the way you eat will make a change in your health. Eating food the way nature made it is easier for our bodies to digest. Since I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, I can only share what works for my family.
My blood pressure is lower since changing to a clean eating diet. Big’s Hashimoto’s disease is under control also. I know that by cutting the amount of bad sugar in our diet, we will be able to fight of diabetes – which runs rampant in both of our families.
Some people think of clean eating as a way to loose weight. I won’t say that you won’t loose weight if you change to a cleaner way of eating, but I will say that, for me anyway, that is not what clean eating is about.
What is clean eating about, you may ask. It is about eating foods the way nature made them. No boxed foods, no chemicals, no preservatives.
What you can eat on a clean eating menu plan:
- Whole Milk
- Fresh Vegetables
- Fresh Fruit
- Healthy Fats (Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Butter, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil)
- Whole Grains (Amaranthm, Bulgar, Farro, Kamut, Millet, Rice)
- Wheat flour products
Here is a clean eating menu plan that I often follow:
Big and I often eat meatless, we enjoy having meals that are filled with grains and get protein from other sources. I love this Vegetarian Weekly Meal Plan from Homemade For Elle. You can switch out some of meals from this plan and my plan and create your own menu.
I gather my family on a Sunday and we all create out clean eating menu plan. Planning will save you time and money. Read more tips on clean eating menu planning over at Organized 31.
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