Have you heard the buzz about clean eating? What does it mean and how can you start? Keep it simple. It’s all about enjoying whole foods—minimally processed and free from preservatives or additives.
Fresh Thyme Dietitian Kerry Clifford explains, “Clean eating isn’t about a specific diet or making food restrictions.” If you are wondering where to begin, Kerry suggests starting in your own kitchen with a clean sweep of your pantry and fridge.
Ask yourself two questions:
Swap out and stock up! Start in the produce aisles. The priority on your plate should be fruits and vegetables, followed by leaner cuts of meat and seafood, and nutrient-dense carbohydrates like quinoa, brown rice, or oats. Boost your veggies by trying spiralized noodles, sweet potato toast, zucchini boats, or jicama taco shells. Naturally flavor your foods with fresh herbs, spices, and honey.