Clean Eating Samplings

Chicken Almondine with brown rice and asparagus

Sweet & Sour Chicken with brown rice

Chocolaty Cookies

Baked Salmon with black bean salsa and quick corn saute

Beef & Broccoli Orange Stir-fry with soba noodles

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The Eating Clean Journey Begins

                                                         

The first picture is yogurt cheese. I know! What the heck is yogurt cheese? It is simply low-fat, plain yogurt that has been strained overnight until all the excess liquid has drained out. What is left is yogurt cheese, and it can be used in many ways.

The second photo is a slice of meatloaf that I made for dinner tonight, but this is no ordinary meatloaf. It is a Clean Eating meatloaf, made with ground turkey, extra-lean ground beef, brown rice, and yogurt cheese! I generally need to be in the mood for meatloaf, but this was very tasty. Good thing, since I have a second loaf now sitting in my freezer!

One of my goals for 2012 is to move toward a Clean Eating lifestyle, which means a few changes to the way we eat. No more refined white sugar or flour. More whole grains. Nothing fried, battered, or laden with lots of fat, salt or sugar. No artificial sweeteners, flavourings, or preservatives. Lots of fruit and vegetables and water. Lean protein. Small, more frequent meals. Healthy fats. In a nutshell, eating food as close to natural as possible.

The yogurt cheese and meatloaf are recipes from my new Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno. I’ve got a lot of recipes flagged already. Can’t wait to try them all!