Eating Clean

September 23, 2018 Written by

Eating clean – especially if you’re involved in a challenge – can be tough. So here are three of my favorite meal prep tips & tricks to help you stay on track (and out of the candy bowl).

3 Super Simple Tips for Eating Clean

The last thing you want is to leave eating clean to chance. Because chance equals unplanned snacks. And donuts. And maple syrup. And non-compliant dressing.

Eating Clean Tip 1: The Slow Cooker (Set it and Forget it)

My favorite meal prep tool is the slow cooker, especially in fall and winter.

Prep your ingredients the night before, refrigerate, then just toss your ingredients in the Crock-Pot in the morning. Set your slow cook timer for eight-hours and by the time you get home from work, dinner is served.

If you want to add some ease to your healthy lifestyle, consider one of these Crock Pot recipes:

Butternut Squash Soup by Coach Angela 🙂

Chop:

  • 1 Butternut squash (shaved and seeds removed)
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 med carrot
  • 1 onion
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh garlic

Mix in:

  • Tsp coconut oil
  • 2-4 cups bone broth of choice
  • Spices to taste: salt, pepper, Cayenne, cinnamon

Combine all in crock pot and cook on low for about 6 hours…
Once all is cooked up, use immersion blender to smooth it out.
Then add:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk

Blend again.
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Eating Clean Tip 2: Pyrex of the Caribbean (see what I did there?)

I love my glass storage containers. And since Pyrex is a super-durable glass, it’s the perfect storage for all of those slow-cooked meals you just made.

Plus, since it seals up tight, you don’t have to worry about dangerous plastic leaching into your food. (Read: Endocrine Disruptors: What Are They? How Do I Avoid Them?)

Bonus, you can microwave it, wash it in the dishwasher and even put it in the oven.

Eating Clean Tip 3: Don’t be Afraid to Be “That Person” at the Restaurant

Whenever you go to a restaurant, don’t be afraid to ask your server about ingredients in a dish before you order.

Or better yet, take the time to scope out the menu ahead of time and even call in advance with questions.

If you find a dish that sounds delish but there’s a non-compliant ingredient, just ask your server for options to help you stay on track.

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