Foodie Tuesday

 

So yesterday I cleared out all of our cupboards of sweets, biscuits anything unhealthy and full of crap basically. We are all as a family going to eat cleaner even if some of us don't like it :-) some people seem to think that clean eating is just another fad diet but it's not at all.

The Basic Principles of Eating Clean

Eating clean involves not only choosing the right foods to eat but also avoiding all of the junk foods and processed foods that are so readily available. The keys to good health and proper nutrition are in the following principles:

  • Eat whole foods: Whole foods are foods that haven’t been tampered with, in the lab or the manufacturing plant. The foods you eat on this plan are straight from the farm: whole fruits and vegetables, whole grains, grass-fed and free-range meats, low fat dairy products, unsalted nuts, and seeds.

  • Avoid processed foods: Processed foods are any food that has a label. A label means that more than one ingredient was used to make that food. You don’t have to eliminate all processed foods (like whole grain pasta or natural cheeses), but if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, don’t put that food in your shopping basket.

  • Eliminate refined sugar. Refined sugar provides nothing but calories. Other sweeteners can be used.

  • Cook your own meals. Instead of buying meals in a box, cook meals from scratch. That’s not as hard as it sounds! Clean, whole foods need little preparation beyond chopping and sautéing to make satisfying, delicious meals your family will love.

 

This morning for breakfast we had overnight oats and I have to say its yummy.

 

I'd have this pinned to my Pinterest board for at least a year and never actually got around to making it.

What you need is rolled oats, milk and anything else you want to add, we have bananas and honey. Leave it covered in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning. We had ours cold but I have heard of people warming it up so perfect for these cold mornings. Plus it's an easy breakfast when your trying to get out to do the school run as it's ready when you wake up.

 

Lisa x

 

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