Clean Eating Challenge Day 1: Eat Whole Foods
Welcome to Day 1 of the Clean Eating Challenge!
Eat whole foods.
Clean eating shouldn't be difficult.
Eating a bowl of oats and blueberries instead of a blueberry muffin is an example of clean eating. If you are eating packaged food, make sure the ingredients are ones you recognize and can pronounce. If it contains chemicals or additives, skip it.
How 'clean' is your diet? How often do you eat cleanly?
What healthy/whole foods have you incorporated into your diet?
Here is a list of healthy food staples you can stock your kitchen with.
- Bell peppers
- Brussels sprouts
- Grape/Cherry tomatoes
- Green beans
- Leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach)
- Snow peas
- Spaghetti squash
- Sugar snap peas
- Summer squash
- Fish fillets (cod, halibut, haddock, sole, tilapia, salmon)
- Ground turkey/chicken (at least 90% lean)
- Pork tenderloin
- Skinless chicken
- Brown rice
- Healthy cooking oils (olive, grape seed)
- Nut butters
- Low cal dressings
- Seeds (Flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower)
- Vinegar (balsamic, red wine)
- Whole-grain pastas
- Cheese (reduced fat)
- Cottage cheese (low fat)
- Egg substitute/egg whites
- Milk (skim for cows milk, soy or unsweetened almond)
- Ricotta cheese (part skim)
- Yogurt (nonfat Greek)
- Edamame in the pod
- Frozen fruits (no sugar added)
- Frozen fish fillets
- Frozen vegetables (no added salt or sauces)
- Turkey/veggie burgers
- Whole wheat mini pitas
- Whole grain wraps
- Whole grain sandwich thins
You don't have to have everything on hand at once. Choose your favorites and the ones you will use most often. Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and available year round.
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