Clean Eating & The Dirty Dozen

After our first child started eating ‘adult’ food, we became much more conscious about what we put into our bodies.  The terms ‘organic’ and ‘clean’ are often used and recommended, but what exactly does that mean?  After researching the topic for several weeks, one of my favorite articles comes from Live Life Active.  She states ‘if it came from the ground or its momma, its probably clean.’

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Staples in our household include LOTS of water & daily vitamins including multivitamins, probiotics, fiber supplements and when pregnant/nursing, a good pre-natal.

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Here are our household favorite eat clean grocery items…

Clean Protein:
  • Eggs
  • Skinless Chicken Breast or Cutlets
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Filet Mignon
  • Tilapia
  • Wild Salmon – Healthy fatty fish
  • Lean, grass-fed Ground Beef
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Pork Tenderloin
Clean Carbs:
  • Oatmeal
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • Brown Rice
  • Whole Wheat Bread / Ezekiel Bread
Good Sources Of Fats:
  • Olive, Flaxseed & Fish Oil
  • Natural Almond, Cashew or Peanut Butter
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Avocados

We also believe in organic, but man is it expensive!  We try to follow the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ rule when buying organic.  In addition to meat, eggs and milk, which we always buy organic, these 12 items are often the MOST contaminated;

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.

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So go stock your fridge with fruits and vegetables!

Hope that gives you a little help when heading to the grocery.  Know better, do better!

 

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