What is Clean Eating ??

When I first heard of “Clean Eating” I wondered what exactly it was and as I looked into it further I discovered it is a lifestyle centered around eating mainly unprocessed food, fresh fruit and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. So I have put together a few simple principles that I live by. Also below is the ‘Real Food Manifesto’ which is another great set of guidelines I live by.

Healthy Green Mama’s Clean Eating Principles 101

  1. No processed foods
  2. No refined sugar
  3. No preservatives or additives
  4. Eat whole grains and whole foods
  5. Eat plant based proteins
  6. Eat healthy fats
  7. Eat every 2 to 3 hours
  8. Avoid food with gluten
  9. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
  10. Eat 5 to 6 smaller meals every day
  11. Start your day with warm lemon water
  12. Drink more green tea & less coffee
  13. Eat breakfast everyday within an hour of rising
  14. Combine lean protein and complex carbs in each meal
  15. Try and buy organic when you can
  16. Drink 2-3 litres of water a day
  17. Prep your meals in advance
  18. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks

The Real Food Manifesto !

When comes to buying your fresh fruit and vegetable its is very important to try to buy organic to avoid foods that are loaded with chemicals. I found these two great lists called the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and the ‘Clean Fifteen’ which makes buying your fresh produce a lot easier so that your avoiding chemically laced foods. The Dirty Dozen are fruit and vegetables that you should always buy organic.

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