August 4, 2009

clean eating


Waiting in line at the grocery check-out the other day I spotted a new magazine (new to me, that is). I did my usual quick flip through the pages. My personal rule is that if I see at least 3 recipes I would make, then I buy the magazine.

Clean Eating passed the test and I've really enjoyed reading the issue. It seems to bridge a few of my interests: eating healthful, real food, all while balancing a budget and time constraints.

The magazine purports that "The soul of clean eating is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; it is a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life...."

That really spoke to my desire to avoid processed foods as much as possible and cook healthy, nutrient dense meals with local, organic foods. I've been having a hard time achieving those goals because of time and money (like most families, I'm sure!)

This issue even has a 2 week menu planner for all 3 meals a day (42 meals!) and an article with yummy looking dinner recipes which feed a family of 4 for $10 or less. And the food looks so good!

I'm going to try a bunch of the recipes and also experiment some things that I haven't before, like teff seeds.

There are a few recommendations in the magazine that I question (like the thumbs up for the Mashups by Revolution Foods), but for the most part the ideas seem refreshing and just the kind of kick-in-the-pants I needed right now.

There may be a connection with the magazine and the author of the Eat Clean Diet book series, which I don't know much about. From my perspective, the magazine is interesting and relevant to people even if they are not on that diet or know nothing about it (like me).

3 comments:

Jason said...

This is a great site you have here. I have a blog myself that inspires people and I would like to exchange links with you. When you get a chance, let me know if this is possible, either by email or a comment on my site. Jason

Jenny from da' rock said...

I just came across your site, it's fabulous! I will be sure to make it a part of my "blog rounds".

This issue of the 'Clean Eating' magazine is my first to get as well, I really enjoy it and how it's laid out- so easy to read. It has so much great information and yummy recipes in it.

Keep up the great work!
Jenny

Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed said...

Thanks for the information. At Mission: Clean Kids we're always looking for resources like this! Come on over and visit :)