Let’s get things straight from the very beginning – clean eating is not a diet! Clean eating is a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation. It is important to have this on mind when deciding to start eating clean. Now we can move to what clean eating actually means and how to eat clean and plan your meals for better living.
Eating clean is simple. It is the best thing you can do for your health, it is delicious, it is important, but most of all it is simple. Clean eating means eating whole, real food. You must be questioning yourself what ‘real’ food is? Well, it is actually everything that hasn’t been processed, refined, and handled, everything that is close to their natural form as possible. There are few important principles in clean eating. First of all you should aim to always choose organic products. When choosing your products, always check that they don’t contain more than one or two ingredients. Avoid any processed foods like white flour, sugar, bread and pasta – stick to whole grains instead. Drink lots and lots of water. Always eat slow and savor every taste, Prefer to eat produce that is seasonal and local. Make sure you eat five to six times a day.
You see, eating clean is simple and you can easily make it your lifestyle. Following clean eating meal plans helps a lot, especially for those who are new to this way of eating. Luckily, the internet is filled with delicious, healthy clean eating recipes you can choose from. We have made things even easier for you by preparing 10 clean eating meal plans, each with 6 tasty meal ideas, that will keep you full and satisfied while detoxifying your body and making you feel better and live better. We hope you will find them useful and that they will inspire you to start eating clean.
Clean Eating Meal Plan #1
Meal 1: Grape, Walnut, Banana Breakfast with Honey
We have chosen this particular breakfast idea because you will need to keep up your spirit and energy level so you can stay motivated and continue eating clean. This breakfast is both melting and crunchy and it is easy to prepare too. You will need 2 ripe bananas, a handful of grapes, 2/3 cup walnuts, shelled 1 tablespoon butter (or sunflower, grapeseed oil), 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com
Meal 2: Guacamole Toasts with Shrimps
These toasts topped with tasty healthy guacamole and shrimps are a perfect snack that will satisfy your hunger till lunch. They are also great to serve as appetizers. Using a tartine bread for making these toasts is a great choice! The recipe is for twenty toasts, but you can prepare a couple of them and take them with you at work as a healthy snack.
You can find the recipe at eatwell101.com
Meal 3: Snap Pea & Quinoa Salad
We love the combination of mushrooms, snap pea, lemon and quinoa. The final result is a healthy, refreshing salad that is perfect for lunch. Make this salad ahead of time as it gets even better the next day. The key is that when made ahead, there is enough time for the dressing to really soak into the quinoa and mushrooms. Perfect for those with busy lifestyle.
You can find recipe at eatingwell.com
Meal 4: Clean Eating Pizza Lasagna Rolls
Eating clean doesn’t mean you have to give up of your favorite dishes, it just means you have to learn how to properly prepare them. And trust us, these pizza lasagna rolls taste as delicious as they sound. The key is to use extra virgin olive oil, low fat cheese, a homemade tomato sauce and the famous Italian seasoning.
You can find the recipe at skinnyms.com
Meal 5: Skinny Fried Apples
This clean eating, simple dessert will be ready in 5 minutes and is made with 5 simple ingredients. That is apples, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and coconut oil. Excellent for satisfying our sweet tooth and yet low in calories and healthy.
You can find the recipe at lovegrowswild.com
Meal 6: Herb-Rubbed Broiled Chicken
Finish the day with a tasty meal filled with proteins. This is a recipe everyone in your family will simply love – whether they are eating clean or not. It is a simple yet delicious meal that will quickly become on of your favorites. Make sure you use organic chicken, extra virgin olive oil and all-natural soy sauce for keeping this meal extra healthy.
You can find the recipe at bestcleaneatingrecipes.com