What is clean eating, you ask?
Simply put, it’s cutting out pre-made processed foods and eating real whole foods.
Cutting out sugar and changing the way your family eats can be challenging. I suggest taking baby steps. Start by looking for these top 5 ingredients to avoid in food. Then, take steps to clean out the kitchen and transform the way you eat.
Stocking a real food pantry doesn’t have to happen overnight, either. It is a process to replace the not-so-good foods with the real foods. And it isn’t just the physical foods that are changing. Taste buds have to change too!
Getting your kids and husband to eat real food is a challenge in and of itself! Trust me, I’ve been there!
But it is all worth it. I’m there now and it’s such a joy to feed my family real food and have them like it! I never thought my kids would like beans, but Black Bean Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus are huge hits in my home.
I encourage you to take the baby steps to feed your family real food. Clean eating can be loved by the family and it can be done on a budget.
Clean Eating Dinner Ideas: August 2012
A note for these clean eating dinner ideas:
- This plan is designed to feed a family of four without breaking the budget. This plan costs approximately $350. Prices will vary per region and according to family adaptations.
Clean Eating Dinner Ideas: Week 1
(S) Whole Roasted Chicken with Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes
(M) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato Basil Soup
(T) Cashew Chicken
(W) Chicken Salad Wraps on Homemade Tortillas
(T) Summer Squash Pasta
(F) Homemade Pizza
(S) Stovetop Spaghetti
Clean Eating Dinner Ideas: Week 2
(S) French Dip Sandwiches on Homemade Buns
(M) Vegetable Medley Frittata
(T) Beef Tacos
(W) Sweet Kale Salad with Man Bread
(T) Greek Pasta Salad
(F) Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza
(S) Grilled Tri-Tip on Homemade Buns
Clean Eating Dinner Ideas: Week 3
(S) Baked Potato Bar with Tomato Basil Soup
(M) Vegetable Fried Rice
(T) Mediterranean Beans & Rice
(W) Southwestern Salad with Artisan Bread
(T) Pasta Primavera with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
(F) Homemade Hot Pockets
(S) Crispy Baked Chicken with Faux Risotto
Clean Eating Dinner Ideas: Week 4
(S) Slow Cooker Meatless Lasagna
(M) Carrot Top Pesto Grilled Cheese
(T) Buffalo Chicken Wraps
(W) Asian Rice Salad with Artisan Bread
(T) Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad
(F) One Pot Cheeseburger Skillet
(S) Grilled Salmon with Pan Seared Broccoli and Pesto Risotto
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