My version of Clean Eating

In 2015, I made a promise to myself and my family that we are clean eating for this year. At first, the word clean eating was a foreign concept, but when I see how much chemical’s I was exposing myself and family too; I had to start eliminating them once and for all. I came across a clean eating magazine and it change my view about how I chose to feed my family from this year on. Don’t get me wrong; I was reading every label before to make sure; I pick up low sodium or no added sugar food’s but I was surprise to learn that my 100% natural tomato sauce ; wasn’t so natural. I learn that citric acid was the same thing that clean my bathtub with (gross) and I don’t want to feed my family this stuff any longer. So, for the first 5 day’s, we ate everything we had in my home and I’ll be donating some more food this weekend; because I don’t believe in wasting food.

My first concern about my clean eating diet was the cost. I found International Food Bazaar in Long Island City,  NY and that concern went straight out the window. This store has everything and you don’t have to worry about spending fortune to be chemical free. As a family, we promise not to add process foods into our diet.  We only eat organic meat’s and fresh vegetable’s and fruits. I found this quote: “You can’t expect to look like a million bucks if you eat from the dollar menu”; I have to remind myself this every time; I go grocery shopping and see the cost of grass feed beef for $25.00 a pound. LOL!

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Here’s my version of a Clean Eating Salad

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Clean Salad with Lime Dressing
Fresh vegetable's and fruit
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
clean eating
Clean Salad with Lime Dressing
Fresh vegetable's and fruit
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 people 20 minutes
Ingredients
Lime Dressing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Wash all vegetables Toss all vegetables in a large bowl.
Lime Dressing
  1. In blender or small magic bullet cup, combined dressing ingredient's until fully intergrated.
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32 comments

  1. Yona Williams says:

    I picked up a few good recipes from the Clean Eating magazine. I recently cut out wheat and sugar for four months (about to return to this lifestyle of eating), so I did not consume any processed foods and basically cooked everything…if I wanted to eat. It is amazing how your body reacts to this kind of change. It’s a very positive journey, indeed.
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  2. lauriel says:

    Kudos to you for eating clean, and hope you have fun exploring new foods and recipes as you go! I love to cook, and try to make as many things as I can from scratch (I say this as I’m eating french onion soup from scratch… well, except for the baguette – that was purchased). It’s so much more reassuring to know what you’re eating. :)

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  3. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    This is great. This is one of my goals too this year. We just donated the end of the year to food cupboards and started fresh with clean eating.

  4. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} says:

    I love the idea behind clean eating and I know how healthy it is, it’s just the cravings that I’d get that scares me away from changing over to that way of eating. I am such a sugar and carb addict. I admit it. I do have some goals to change over to some healthier alternatives in my kitchen this year though. Small steps, is what I tell myself. Small, teeny baby steps.
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    • MrsMapp says:

      I am a sugar and carb addict as well. This week was very challenging, but found a lot of substitutes for sugar. I have a dessert bullet and every time I get that craving; I crank up the machine and it’s fix.

  5. Eliz Frank says:

    I’ve never been a fan of junk food of dollar menus but I can understand why others like it. Clean eating is important to our health.

  6. Kristen says:

    This is a great quote. Another one I keep in mind is ” What you eat in private, you wear in public”. I keep this one in mind when I think about dollar menus!

  7. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I am trying to eat healthier this year. I have quit diet soda and am working on eliminating coffee. I will have to try your recipe.

  8. Jeanine says:

    I’m not sure I could do it (eating all clean!) I try to eat as clean and best I can I just don’t know. Food can be difficult when as picky as me. Good luck to you I’m sure it will be wonderful. I know I’ll be making this salad for my hubby and kids they love all this stuff!

    • MrsMapp says:

      I wasn’t sure either until I my mother-in-law was diagnosed with kidney disease and to find out that artificial sweetener might have been the cause. So, I have been on a mission to make sure, my family is healthy for another year. Let me know, how the salad turns out when you make it.

  9. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I try to eat clean for the most part. I definitely have my cheat days, though – I just need to have less of them.

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