Well, I thought it was time for a “clean eating” update. Many of you email me and ask if I’m still doing it and what am I eating? Sooooo, first I’ll tell you yes, I’m still trying. It’s a lifestyle I love, but it’s not always feasible. I have been a little more flexible over […]
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Hi friends! Several of you have emailed me about my “clean eating”. Am I still doing it? What am I eating? I also posted this picture of a green smoothie on instagram and you asked for the recipe. So here’s my update and a recipe!
First, yes I’m still committed to “clean eating”. Clean eating can be different for everyone but for me, I’m trying to eat as little processed food as possible. Which means I have to cook more. Ugh!
I don’t think I will ever be 100% clean, that’s not a realistic goal for me but I would like to be 75% clean. My husband loves to ask me if our food is “dirty” or “clean”. He thinks he’s so funny!
I’ve mentioned several websites I’m using such as The Gracious Pantry, and 100 Days of Real Food. Both of them have great recipes and most of the ones I’ve tried I love!
Another thing I’ve recently signed up for is Emeals.com. Emeals meal plan arrives in my inbox every week—complete with seven simple, creative, family–friendly dinner recipes. Each meal includes an entrée and side dishes.
All you do is choose a meal plan based on your eating style (there’s paleo, clean, glutten free, low carb, slow cooker, organic and the list goes on), your family size and even your favorite grocery store.
So far, I’ve been very impressed! I joined for 3 months which was $21. You get your meals and your grocery list delivered each week! If you’d like more info. just click the button below.
Now for the green smoothie recipe. I got this from the blog The 2 Seasons Blog. It’s a mother/daughter blog and I’ve met them in person. The one word I would describe for both of them is elegant! I loved getting to chat with them and I’ve enjoyed reading their blog.
Click here for the recipe!
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It’s easy to make and delicious. The only thing that I would say is, it’s not super sweet. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup honey, I used 1/2 cup. If you want, you can serve it with some maple syrup. I like my french toast sweet!
You can find the recipe here. I’ve tried several recipes from The Gracious Pantry and they’ve all been great!
I started my “clean eating” journey almost a month ago. So far here are some things I’ve noticed:
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Good morning friends!! I pray you had a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend. We sure did, and now my husband and I are on a little vacation. We’re at a hotel somewhere in Indiana, close to Chicago. We’re going to be staying in Michigan this week and I’ll be sharing some of our trip with you.
Today I wanted to let you know how my first week of “clean eating” has been going. Many of you have emailed me about it and I appreciate all the encouragement.
I’ve already figured out the key is in the planning! As long as you plan your meals then half the battle is over. I did a great job with that so it made my first week run smooth.
The hardest part of “clean eating” for me is lunch. For breakfast I eat plain mini wheats with organic milk and honey. But I struggled with lunch ideas. Some days I ate left overs from supper but I’ve got to figure out some lunch options.
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My daughter and I (along with our very reluctant husbands) are starting a new adventure on Monday. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I have mixed emotions.
Here’s one of the reasons I’m starting this new adventure. I get a lot of emails from you all with questions like, “What do you do to stay in shape?” “Do you diet, exercise, etc.”
And I always avoid the question like the plague! Why? 1. Because I’m not really “in shape” 2. Because I don’t do a lot.
Wayne and I have recently purchased some essential oils (more about that at another time). We’re both concerned about aging and how we feel. We can already tell we feel different in our 40s vs. how we felt in our 30s. I believe part of it is due to our diet.
So, I’ve decided to try “clean eating”. You may be asking, what’s that? Some of you may be doing this, but basically clean eating is about eating foods in their most natural state.
This means avoiding processed foods, foods with loads of preservatives, foods with lots of added sugar, and foods with high levels of bad fats.