The Clean Eating Food List
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Clean eating is often subjected to starving yourself or putting the rest of the food under the dirty food column. If you too are one of them, here is an insight to eating clean!
What is Clean Eating?
Clean eating is the process of eliminating most processed foods, trans fats, heavy saturated fats, added sugar and refined grains. Some go over and beyond by completely eliminating foods that are out of the radar of “clean” foods. For us, “clean eating” is a plate full of healthy whole foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, lean meat, healthy fats and more. With a bunch of nutrients on your plate, your tummy will stay full for longer, helping you stay away from foods that aren’t as beneficial.
Your Clean Eating Grocery List
Fruit is almost always a clean choice. Despite the spike of fruit sugar in these natural candies, fruits are a source of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. Since fruits are usually hard to eat more than a proportion, it helps you stay in your recommended calorie intake while filling you up and providing you with beneficial nutrients. Eat it or drink it, either way fruits can be your go to.
Clean Fruit to Choose:
- Fresh fruits
- Canned fruits with no added sugar
- Frozen fruits with no added sugar
- Dry-fruits with no added sugar
- Organic fruit juices
Vegetables are the legos building your clean-eating meal plans. These vitamins, minerals and fiber goodies carry a lot of benefits when eaten raw. Greens have a ton of convenient ways to be prepared within a short period of time. Food Crowd offers a variety of pre-cut green salads for you to have on the go. We’re all for shortcuts that make it easier to get vegetables into your diet with innovative recipes such as veggie chips.
- Any fresh vegetables of your choice
- Frozen vegetables without sauce or added salt
- Canned vegetables without sauce or added salt
Whole grains are the good-for-you carbs that comprise fiber and nutrition. Healthy carbs such as brown rice, quinoa, barley, or oats, are unprocessed grains that can be incorporated into your diet without having to worry about exceeding calories. They’re about as clean as you can get.
Clean Whole Grains:
- Single ingredient grains — oats, barley, quinoa, brown rice, etc.
- Whole-wheat pasta
- Popcorn (home-cooked)
- Whole-grain bread
- Whole-wheat pizza dough
Dairy products can be tricky when it comes to putting it into a particular food column. Choose from a variety of plain and greek yogurts but steer clear of fruit-flavored yogurts since they are high in added sugar. Dairy products, such as cheese and milk, can do double duty: munch on them solo or use them as ingredients in your healthy homemade recipes. For our lactose intolerant crowd, opting for non dairy alternatives, such as soy, coconut and almond milk is a great option. Look for unsweetened varieties to avoid excess sugar intake.
Clean Dairy Foods:
Meat gathers a bunch of nutrients such as protein, iron and vitamin B12. Processed meat products might not always be the best choice, but in Food Crowd’s organic meat section you can find a number of lean protein options to add to your plate. With our agenda of helping you with clean-eating, our environmentally-sustainable protein such as fish, beef, and organic chicken can be a super-healthy addition to your plate that contain heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
- Chicken breast, chicken legs, ground beef, etc.
You may not be a dessert fanatic however while eating clean craving for sweets is common. Most traditional desserts from a package don’t fit the bill when you’re eating clean. However, opting for homemade treats with less sugar, fruit and whole grains or some fruit-based treats are always there to the rescue.
In this scorching summer, going for those fizzy drinks is such a craving! Drinks can be a big source of added sugar, therefore it is important to steer clear of sodas, sweetened teas and flavored-coffee drinks. Instead, reach out for unsweetened tea and coffee, water and fresh juices. Pop in ice or have it chilled to beat the heat!
Clean eating might differ for most. Since all of us have a body that reacts differently to foods, some of the recommended food items might not work. That being said, these basic food items still make a better choice especially when organically produced at Food Crowd farms.
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