Updated: Jul 15, 2020
WHAT IS CLEAN EATING?
Clean eating involves choosing whole foods and avoiding foods that are processed or artificial. This is not a diet but more of a lifestyle, and it can be shared with the whole family!
Clean eating can promote a clear mind, better health, and keep your energy level high throughout the day. Preparing fresh foods will add more nutrients to your meals and reduce the amount of "junk" such as added sugars and fats that come in processed foods. Also, getting in the kitchen and preparing a meal as a family is an excellent and healthy way to spend quality time together.
NOT A DIET
It's important to create a healthy relationship with food, especially as a family. The term diet has a bad reputation because it is often tied to the supervision and regulation of food at meal-times. Clean eating is about the individual choice to eat consciously to promote personal well-being. A healthy relationship with food is finding alternatives to processed foods on a regular basis and eating to energize the mind and body.
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
For those of you with young ones at home, there is no better time to show them the joy you can find in cooking. They will be more willing to eat something that they had a hand in preparing. And there's always a way to make it fun. Choose a recipe together and split up the tasks so everyone has something to do.
BEGINNER'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
1. Pick your protein (lean pork, chicken, fish, etc.)
2. Season with your favorite spices and herbs
3. Add some vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, corn, greens, etc.)
4. Optional: add an egg or two for extra protein
Breakfast with Flo:
Throw a cored apple on
the griddle with some green
onions, radishes, bell
pepper, and cherry tomatoes.
Add some lean bacon and/or
sausage for some added
meat and protein.
EAT & ENJOY!!