I’ve posted before about my general idea of clean eating. I don’t claim to know it all by any means, but this is working for me and I want to share what I can with you!
While most of my diet is produce, meat and some dairy, I do have my pantry stocked with some essentials. These are things that keep me from falling off the clean eating edge and make it more of a lifestyle than a diet.
Here are some of my favorites:
Quinoa: I do eat brown rice, but since that gets old fast, quinoa is great to add variety to our meals. It’s perfect in stir fry, as a side dish or in a casserole. I also use it for one of my favorite lunches, Mexican Quinoa Salad.
Whole Wheat Couscous: This is another great rice or pasta substitute. I just made an eMealsrecipe with spinach that I will share with you soon. So good!
Coconut Oil Spray: Instead of adding silicone to my foods, I’ve switched to natural coconut oils spray that I found at Trader Joe’s. They have a great selection of clean foods! I’ve also seen different brands, too, so I’m sure you could find it in your health food store. You can also buy sprayers and use your own oil in them, but I haven’t had luck with them actually working.
Ak-mak crackers: I try to avoid straight carbs as a snack, but sometime you just need a little crunch. I love these crackers. I like to put hummus, tuna or a little cheese on them.
We’ve been doing this clean eating stuff for a few months now and having these all in my pantry definitely helps. It’s so true that if you’re failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail!
In addition to having all the things I need in my pantry, I rely on eMeals to plan my clean dinners. You get a menu sent to you each week, full of new, clean recipes. I love the variety and the simplicity of the recipes, as well as the awesome time savings. Go check them out and try one of the many meal plans, all for around $5 a month. Totally worth it! And, if you use BLISS13 at checkout, you’ll save 15% off your order!