Clean Eating has changed my life, and I have my beautiful friend Kristine to thank for that. After I had Damian I decided to go to a nutritionist, and that’s where I met Kristine and my views on food changed. She helped not only myself but my family as well.
Eating clean is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s quite easy to do actually. It doesn’t have strict rules like paleo, gluten-free, etc. It is all about eating whole foods. What does that mean? Real, whole foods. Most of my grocery shopping happens on the perimeter of the store and I try to limit my processed foods.
I used to think that eating healthy meant not enjoying delicious foods. Kristine taught me I can have good-for-me food without sacrificing any flavor. It all depends on the ingredients and how they’re prepared. I am so thankful for her because before we met I simply did not know better.
Think you’re too busy to eat clean? Think again. When I was a working mother I would make my meals for the week on one of my days off. I would portion out my lunches to make my mornings easier. All I would have to do is grab and go.
I live by the 80/20 rule. What does that mean? I eat a mostly clean lifestyle, but I like to indulge in things like cake or buffalo wings. All things in moderation peeps. Life is short, and I don’t want to live without ice cream, pasta, pizza, or mac and cheese. I like to use my splurges on one day or a couple meals throughout the week. It all depends on how I’m feeling.
I enjoy food too much to view it just as fuel, which is why I am always creating tasty, healthy alternatives for my family. I’ve written about my feeling towards children’s nutrition before so I won’t get too in to it, but it’s something I am passionate about. I want to give my children the best, but why should I be excluded? We know how children can be picky
Most of my recipes are clean eats and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will keep them coming!
Have you tried clean eating? Do you follow a 80/20 rule?