Clean Eating 3 Ways: Easy to Involved
At the beginning of each year, we all take stock of how we eventually took a diversion from our original new year's plan. Whether it's exercise, or curbing your shopping or as I explore here eating. I've taken many roads, some selfish (home delivery just for me) and others that get more complicated and impact the whole family. So here goes, three options I've explored. All work, some just take more effort. I've found option 2 to be the easiest to stick with.
Option 1 Easy
A Clean Eating Food Delivery Service
I've tried most of them, and they are amazing. Sakara Life, for really fresh, hydrating meals, Provenance Meals, a little heartier which means less weight loss and Blueprint Cleanse which honestly can only be a short-term week long reset. This solution is the selfish one and is just for you. Keeping it going can also prove quite costly. But worth it for a month reset, Blueprint aside.
Option 2 Intermediate
Ingredient-and-recipe meal kit service
(cooking involved and your on your own for breakfast and lunch)
Blue Apron finally goes Paleo/Whole 30 approved. I've also tried HelloFresh and Plated, but the recipes just weren't impressive. My husband and I have always loved cooking with Blue Apron, but after cheesy enchiladas and a tasty bahn mi complete with crusty baguette I had to unsubscribe. We were having home-cooked meals, but they weren't necessarily good for our waistlines. Now you can get the same delicious meals but have more options in choosing what is delivered each week. Since I usually can keep my meal choices on track til about 7 pm this option actually works really well for me, and my husband benefits also. The meals are still too involved for my picky-eater children.
Option 3 Involved
Full Pantry & Recipe Overhaul
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop detox plans are always super inspired but as a working mother of two challenging to keep up. Nevertheless, I purged all bad things from our home and completed the week-long plan. Now that the program is over there are still a few recipes that I would consider weeknight go-to's like the Italian Kale & Chicken Soup and the Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tostadas. I even tried gluten-free flour in my children's Dutch baby pancake. They said it's good, but something is a little different. It was still devoured, so I'm sticking to it.
So, take or pick or try all three like I did. It's all better for you than ordering that amazing Thai delivery! Bon appetit!