The 1st steps to take for “clean eating”

If you are like most people, “cleaning up” your diet will 1st require that you empty your fridge and pantry and then take a trip to the grocery store. Please keep in mind that anything white ( bread, sugar,pasta, flour etc) is processed. Processed food is a NO NO for clean eating. Please read on for “clean” suggestions for a healthy eating lifestyle.

Protein Sources:
1. Egg whites
2. Chicken
3. Whey protein/ soy protein
4. Fish
5. Almonds(snack option too)
6. Yogurt(snack option too)
7. Turkey
8. Quinoa
9. Beans

Iron Sources:
1. Oatmeal
2. Grits
3. Seafood
4. Whole grains
5. Vitamin C sources (tomatoes, strawberries, spinach, kale)
6. Any dark green vegetables

Breakfast Options:

Ezekiel bread,Complex Carbs
grapefruit, eggs,
banana, non-fat milk, cereal (lean)
strawberries, whole grain waffle/pancake
grits,oatmeal
peaches

Lunch/Dinner Options

Veggies

Tomatoes,spinach, mixed greens, lettuce, asparagus,onions, mushrooms, or any GREEN veggie you can think of, etc.

Proteins

Shrimp, fish, chicken, lean red meat,turkey, egg whites, lite tuna, cottage cheese, almonds, roast beef, part skim string cheese.

Carbohydrates
Ezekiel bread (the best choice for bread), non-fat yogurt, light cream cheese, whole wheat crackers, wheat tortillas, pita bread, couscous couscous, etc.

Fruits

Avocado, grapefruit, apples,oranges, plums, bananas, any type of berries.

Snack Options
1. Protein Bars (mixed with complex carbs and NO SUGAR! Try Think Thin Bars)
2. Whey Protein
3. Veggies & Hummus
4. Fruit
5. Almonds/ Unsalted Nuts
6. Yogurt ( sugar free and low fat)
7. Cottage Cheese
8. Peanut Butter/ Almond butter( may be placed on fruit or crackers)

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