Clean eating is a very hot topic these days and for good reason! As more and more information comes to light about how pesticides and GMO’s affect our bodies, the more we realize that the cleaner our diet the better our health. So what is clean eating and how do you get started?
Rather than being focused on the idea of eating more or less of specific foods or things like fewer carbs or more protein, the concept is more about being mindful of the food’s pathway between its origin and your plate. It’s a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation – it is not a diet. This means consuming only humanely raised local meats, avoiding processed and refined foods, choosing organic and steering clear of sugar, to name a few.
Though it’s difficult for most people to cut out all processed foods, making an effort to eat as clean as possible will bring many health benefits along the way. And if you are here, chances are you are off to a good start with your That’s It. fruit bar, a 2 ingredient snack.
Here are two great recipes to get your started:
Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Onion Sauce
1 large red onion
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4-4 ounce beef tenderloin steaks
Preheat your broiler. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat the pan with cooking spray. Slice, and then add the onion. Cover the skillet and cook the onion for about three minutes. Add the honey, vinegar and half of the salt to the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer it, uncovered for about eight minutes. The sauce should be slightly thick.
Take each piece of tenderloin and season them with the rest of the salt, pepper and thyme evenly over each steak. Place the beef on a broiler pan and broil for about four minutes on each side. When done, cover with the onion mixture and serve.
Warm, Tropical Breakfast Bowl
2 Bananas, ripe
1/4 cup pecans
1/8 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and cook for one to two minutes on high, stirring once. Alternatively, you can heat the mixture in a pot on medium-high. Stir often, until the mixture starts to simmer.
These are just two of thousands of clean eating recipes that you can find. To begin, try one or two clean meals to start to make a difference in your health. Start eating clean today and have a healthier tomorrow.