My mom exposed me to a lot of “healthy” foods as a kid, so eating well has never been a huge struggle for me. I follow a “Clean Eating” diet as much as possible. What does that mean? I generally aim for 5-6 small meals a day. The staples of a clean eating diet would be: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins. I try to avoid white flour, white sugar, processed foods, and soda (even diet).
Some daily staples for me are:
- oatmeal (steel-cut when possible)
- Ezekiel bread, tortillas, buns, etc. (sprouted grain breads=no flour!)
- lettuce mixes, romaine, spinach (for salads)- I eat a LOT of salads! I love a good salad!
- Low-sodium deli chicken/turkey, grilled chicken breasts, extra lean turkey
- all natural almond butter
- PB2 (a peanut butter substitute)
- reduced fat feta cheese
- plain greek yogurt (can be used as topping, as you would use sour cream, or sweetened with Stevia and add berries, nuts, etc)
- brown rice
- quinoa (we eat a lot of quinoa)
- bean, lentils
- Fish, shrimp
- sweet potatoes
- all sorts of fruits, veggies and berries
- dark chocolate for the occasional treat
Check out this video I made about Clean Eating!
* I have been enjoying Shakeology in place of one of my small meals each day. It is really filling and SO convenient! Gotta love that! If you’d like to know more about Shakeology, contact me or click the link at the top of the page.
I am not deprived! 🙂
I love trying new foods! Of course we all have moments of weakness…and that’s ok, too. BUT, I always go back to the foods that make me feel good. I’ll post recipes and ideas for incorporating healthy foods in tasty and convenient ways.