Third post of the week. Yes, that’s pretty good for me. If I hit 4 then I will actually impress myself. I aim for 3-4 posts week but lately, since the hubs isn’t racing, I haven’t had much to share. Well, I take that back, I haven’t had IMPORTANT things to share. But when Amanda asked me to participate in her August Clean Eats Challenge, I was more than happy to join in.
Clean Eating to me means just focusing on WHOLESOME food with REAL ingredients. We already eat this way 80% of the time, but I think this challenge will help us budget more for those foods. Ya know?
So clean eats. I consider butter a clean it. Yes, it pure, and it’s real. Wanna hear a crazy story of how Crisco came about? Read here. I guarantee that you will never look Crisco the same way again.
I consider WHOLE EGGS clean eats. Yes I use egg whites in baking and in other dishes at t times, but think of what nutrients a WHOLE EGG provides versus just the white. Click here to see for yourself.
I consider meat a clean eat, although you can definitely find other protein sources if you are vegan, vegetarian. One of our favorite meals is gluten free spicy sausage and zucchini pizza. Savory and delicious!
I consider wine and dark chocolate clean eats. Yes, you heard that right. Rich in antioxidants too. Just don’t drink the whole bottle or eat the whole bar in one sitting. And if you do, you might want to follow up with an Ibuprofen.
I guess my point is this; clean eats don’t have to be restrictive. Focus on ingredients and nutrients, not calories. Keep it local if possible, and budget for the organic meats, dairy, and vegetables! Or in my case, the good wine! haha.
Let’s end with a little list. I know this girl will like my list.
5 ways to use broccoli slaw, because apparently broccoli slaw is the new OIAJ in blog world. Right Stuftmama?
- mixed with full fat Greek yogurt, canned tuna or salmon, balsamic dressing, a little bit of red bell pepper, and place on toast, tortillas, etc.
- mix with cottage cheese, carrots, and salsa for a delicious snack.
- sauté in coconut oil or butter then add 2 eggs and scramble. Serve on top of corn tortillas with chili pepper and avocado.
- sauté in sesame oil and then add 2 tbsp. crushed nuts, nut butter, and sriracha sauce. Mix in with shrimp and soba noodles for a spicy noodles dish.
- Mix slaw with shredded chicken, spices, and BBQ sauce. Place on top of sweet potato with a little organic sour cream. SO GOOD!
Well, that’s it. Let me know if you try any of these.
What’s your definition of clean eating?
Go tell LINDSAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She’s turning the big 30 tomorrow, Friday! Dang she makes 30 look fine.