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Clean Eating

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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when you look at a recipe how do you know if it is part of the whole clean eating if it isn't labeled that way?

by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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shivasgirl
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

clean eating isnt about recipes, it's about the quality of food going into the recipe...you can make a "clean" salad by using organic produce that is ripe and flavorful and the most nutritious veggies, or you can make a salad with iceberg lettuce, bottled , shelf stable dressing and gas ripened tomatoes...you have to make the decisions on what you are going to put into the recipe

KatieBell2012
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

 ok see I was confused because I looked at a site that said no processed food and then went on to say nothing with more than 5 ingredients. So what about bread and stuff

Quoting shivasgirl:

clean eating isnt about recipes, it's about the quality of food going into the recipe...you can make a "clean" salad by using organic produce that is ripe and flavorful and the most nutritious veggies, or you can make a salad with iceberg lettuce, bottled , shelf stable dressing and gas ripened tomatoes...you have to make the decisions on what you are going to put into the recipe


 

SusanTheWriter
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Most commercial breads have a LOT more than 5 ingredients. So really strict clean eaters will be more likely to bake their own bread than buy it.

Clean eating is about eating whole foods, not processed foods. If a recipe calls for something like Bisquik, then it's not clean eating. Now, canned tomatoes and beans are fairly clean, but read the labels on the cans to make sure they don't have a lot of extra ingredients like preservatives or food colors.

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Breads you most likely may have to look into the bakery breads rather than the bread on shelves in regular aisle.  I am not too familar with this style of life though so not sure.

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