Are you on the “clean eating wagon” yet? Eating foods that are “clean” means the food isn’t processed or chemically injected. Essentially, these foods are “man-made.” If you are thinking about trying it, it may take a little bit to get used to…and a little more effort shopping and prepping wise. But, it’s so worth it. Here are 4 ingredients that I always have in my fridge and help me keep on the clean eating track:
1. Lemons. It adds flavor to pretty much everything; water, tea, salads, salmon, chicken, the list can go on. This little yellow beauty is filled with vitamin-C and can be a real flavor bomb. The best part? It’s almost no added calories!
2. Bell peppers. Yellow, green, red, orange; I love them all! Great to just cut up and eat fresh or dip in some hummus. Cook them into all of your meals; grilled, broiled, or roasted – they are wonderful each way. I’m a serious bell pepper addict, and I love the mini bell peppers that come in the cute little bag. They are said to help with fat-burning, have tons of vitamins and potassium, so eat them up!
3. Greek yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt is SO versatile. You can bake with it, substitute it for sour cream, or eat it as is. You will find me eating this every day! Other yogurt can be high in added sugar, but plain Greek yogurt is naturally low in sugar and has around 10-15 grams of protein (depending on brand). Add your own sweetener, like organic wildflower honey or fresh fruit and top it off with some toasted oats and almonds.
4. Leafy greens. Greens like a good romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, etc. These leafy greens are essential in eating clean and general good health. They are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Super easy to toss into a salad, blend into your smoothies, or saute for dinner. Enjoy!
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