I try to “eat clean” as much as possible, and eat whole foods, close to nature. But being human I do fall off the track sometimes, and as a part of the 30 days of wellness challenge, I wanted to start with focusing back on clean eating – avoiding processed, refined foods as much as possible.
So why eat clean?
– to have an increased intake of vitamins,minerals and phytonutrients
– to lower your sugar intake
– to help stabilize your blood sugar levels
– You should improve your energy levels.
So what does clean eating look like?
For me it’s about:
* Lots of fresh vegetables and fruit
* Wholegrain, unrefined carbohydrates
* Lean protein
* Trying to avoid additives and preservatives as much as possible
* Occasional treats
A day of clean eating might look like this:
Breakfast: Oats with berries and almond milk
Snack: Handful of raw nuts
Lunch: Large salad with chickpeas, avocado and seeds
Snack: Oaty Nut ball and herbal tea
Dinner: Salmon fillet with baked potato and lots of vegetables
So for the month of April I encourage you to eat clean as much as possible. You’ll feel good for it, I promise. Oh and don’t stop at April either – I’d encourage this to be your kick start month!
Some of the FREE food I got in the weekend – all organic. Figs, hazelnuts and lemons from my sister in laws house; and organic apples off my tree (some of the less worm eaten ones…. ). I’ve been eating figs as snacks, spending lots of time cracking hazelnuts (it’s a great way to limit portion control – all that cracking takes a good amount of time to get a handful of nuts!) and using lemons in smoothies and dressings.