Fall is finally here, and it’s time to do some cooler weather cleaning on our eating habits.
With the cold weather on its way in, and warmer weather heading out, now is the perfect time to jump-start our bodies back to clean, vibrant, energetic health.
So, what is clean eating? Simply put, eating clean begins with replacing junk foods, fast foods, sodas, preservatives and chemicals with fresh, healthy, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, meats, fish, nut, and seeds. These are foods that are created in nature, not in a manufacturing plant. Sounds simple enough, right?
Some things to consider: Each person’s body is as unique as the person itself, and that means, not every “Whole food,” is best for every person. While many people can consume a wide variety of foods from most categories, gluten, and intolerant dairy eaters, for example, must remove these foods from their diet for optimal health. It is always important to consider which foods you can consume and which you must limit before making changes to your diet. Always consult your doctor if you are not sure. With that in mind, let’s get cleaning! Here are two things to get you started.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
First: Know the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen List! Which foods should you buy organic, and which can you safely buy conventional? The Environmental Working Group ranks pesticide contamination of popular fruits and vegetables based on more than 36,000 samples of produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. The list includes the Dirty Dozen, the produce with the highest amount of pesticide residue, and the Clean Fifteen, the produce that is least likely to contain pesticide residue.
IDEA! (Snap a picture of the lists below and always have them handy when you are grocery shopping.)
Second: Find the current list of my global recipes that fall under the clean, whole foods category below. Be sure to visit often as this list is updated weekly!
CLEAN – HEALTHY- GLOBAL RECIPES
SIDES & APPETIZERS
SOUPS & SALADS
LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!
Starting new eating habits and getting healthy is so much more fun when you do it with friends. Just know – I’m totally here for you! Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions on recipes, meal ideas, and more. I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as I can! Also, please comment on the recipes you try and tell us how they turned out!
Good luck and here’s wishing you a healthy, happy, delicious fall cleanse! All my best, Lisa
For question or comments contact me @ Lisa@culinarybutterfly.com
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