Clean Eating Challenge
Looking to make a change in your eating habits, look no further. Truth is you don’t need an excuse to incorporate healthier ingredients to your diet.
We understand that life happens and it can be tricky to ‘eat clean.’ Most of the time we tend to abandon healthy foods in favor of whatever is nearby or comes out of a packet; but you’ll learn that we all need a clean break once in a while and that’s what the clean eating challenge it’s all about.
Clean eating demands time because you need to cook real food, consider doing the challenge for a limited period of time, it could be 7 days, 10 days or two weeks, is really up to you. The challenge basically encourages you to cut down on packaged and processed foods and limit added sugar and sodium. Instead you’ll eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats and proteins. Doesn’t sound so bad does it?
Find below a delicious clean-eating sample menu. Your body will appreciate it and what’s better, you will feel great.
For best results, try to eat whole foods only, eat slower and try to eat on a regular schedule.
#1 Sample menu
Breakfast: Cook old fashioned quick cooking oats using organic skim or soy milk. Top with a sliced apple and garnish with chopped walnuts. Another option could be blueberries.
Lunch: Toss baby spinach with balsamic vinegar and salt-free dried Italian herbs. Top with a scoop of chilled red quinoa and cannellini beans (canned, drained, and rinsed beans are fine) and sliced avocado.
Dinner: Sauté onion, halved grape tomatoes and chopped green bell pepper in extra virgin olive oil until slightly tender. Add chicken breast or organic tofu to heat through. Serve over whole wheat penne.
Snack: Drizzle a little honey into a container of nonfat Greek yogurt, fold in a sliced mini banana and garnish with sliced almonds.