Are you on the “clean eating wagon” yet? Eating foods that are “clean” means the food isn’t processed or chemically injected. 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 we suggest having in your fridge at all times to help you stay on track!
1. Lemons: They add flavor to pretty much everything; water, tea, salads, salmon, chicken, etc. 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; we 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. They are said to help with fat-burning and have tons of vitamins and potassium!
3. Greek yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is extremely versatile. You can bake with it, substitute it for sour cream, or eat it as is. 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 romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, etc 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!
While there really are so many foods that are “clean” foods, these are just 4 of the basics that we feel are great to have at-hand whenever you need them.