Thursday, June 21, 2012

clean eating.

a lot of people have very different definitions of clean eating. but my definition is eating nutritious, healthy food the majority of the time - food that makes me feel good inside and out. 


to say the past few weeks have been filled with treats and sugar is quite the understatement! with graduation and all, it was expected. however, once i start eating lots of sugar - that's what i crave. frozen yogurt, cookies, candy, cake, ice cream, and the like have been every day occurrences around here. i'm not saying that it's not a good idea to have these every once in awhile, but every day is a bit excessive. 

 the past couple of days i've been really trying to focus on eating lots of nutrient-dense foods that are yummy and filling to kick these sugar cravings in the butt! (there was that froyo yesterday, but hey, we're still making progress!) i've also noticed that since i've been focusing on cutting out the crap food and eating {my definition of} clean, my workouts have been SO much better! higher quality fuel = higher quality workouts

some of the latest eats:

{salad with hummus, a dr praegers california burger, and an egg}

{whole wheat toast with crunchy almond butter}

{roasted cauliflower, zucchini, and mushrooms, topped with feta cheese and sesame ginger vinaigrette}

{fresh strawberries - so good right now!}

{wholewheat pasta with steamed spinach, TJ's steamed lentils, and goat cheese}

{carrots with white bean and basil hummus}

{more TJ's steamed lentils with goat cheese, roasted broccoli} 

{more toast with almond butter and apple butter, coffee with almond milk}

{a big green smoothie with a side of granola}

{protein pancakes: 2T oat bran, 2T protein powder, 2T kodiak cakes mix, 1/4 cup egg substitute. topped with almond butter and apple butter}

{kashi golean original and golean cinnamon crisp with strawberries and blueberries}

{romaine, carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, deli turkey, slivered almonds, and sesame ginger dressing}

i'd say that the eating clean (or at least my definition of it) has been going quite well!! :) 

what's your definition of clean eating? 
best {healthy} meal you've had recently?

15 comments:

  1. Yep based on this post I think I already know my dinner will include roasted broccoli.

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  2. Always love your meal ideas! My definition of clean eating is anything whole and natural - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fresh and fun. Not anything out of a box or that sits on the shelf so long it is still good in 20= years.

    I have been on a sauteed spinach and grapeseed oil with sesame seeds kick lately. I can't get enough of the green! ;)

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  3. All your meals look delicious! I want to try that white bean and basil hummus! What brand is it?

    My definition of clean eating is whole foods - fruits, vegetables, meat, grains and dairy that haven't been processed too much and are in their whole or almost whole form!

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    1. the white bean and basil hummus is from trader joe's! it tastes just like pesto sauce and even has pine nuts in it. favorite hummus of all time!

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  4. Wow you definitely just made me hungry! All of that food looks so good!

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  5. Your eats look SOOOO good! Especially the lentils with goat cheese! Ahhhh I want a TJ's SOOO bad!!!

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    1. it seriously is the best thing ever.. so many healthy prepared foods! and it's all priced really well too!

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  6. Looks like you've been doing an awesome job getting back on track...but I'm glad you did enjoy and celebrate such a special time in your life!

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  7. So many great eats! Clean eating to me is real, whole food. Nothing processed! Yum :)

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  8. I've been eating some junk food recently too! But I'm going to dance camp soon and I'm so excited to get on a solid clean eating routine! :D Thanks for the great recipe ideas!

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  9. Looks clean and tasty! And one great thing about summer is that strawberries are in season!!! :D

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  10. umm yum to EVERYTHING in this post!! It all looks amazing. Whoever said healthy food is nasty obviously doesnt know how to eat ;)

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  11. Everything looks amazing! I feel better when I eat clean too, but I don't feel that bad when I eat semi-unhealthily. The fried food is what really gets me

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    1. agreed! fried food seriously messes with my stomach - once i was on the couch for three hours after eating a veggie burger at a restaurant that had been deep fried!

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  12. Mmm goat cheese; I'm addicted to that stuff. Right now I'm lovin avocados on everything!

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