SparkPeople Clean Eating Team Messageboard This team is for people wanting to learn more about, the eating clean lifestyle. It is not a diet, but a change in the way you think about food. SparkPeople Clean Eating Team Messageboard Hello from Colorado Hello from Lakewood, CO. I just joined and I'm ready to shed this weight once and for all. <BR> I've been following the Clean eating principles for the most part, but need to get serious about it. Looking forward to interacting with this group. God bless. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:29:25 EST Clean eating desserts Just started to eat clean and I feel great! I want to live this way. <BR> So what about desserts? Fruits only? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:35:17 EST Live For Today! Don't dwell in the past, for it is gone. Don't worry about the future because that chapter of your life has yet to be written. Live for Today. Eat clean food for a healthy foundation for your body and mind. I just started a week ago, actually 6 days ago and have already lost 6 pounds. I feel like I am eating all the time. I know I probably will have plenty of times I will stumble but will keep making it a goal to eliminate anything processed or with additives. Today is another great d... Mon, 2 May 2016 16:54:05 EST Clean Eats Chat Chat here. You can share what you would like.... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:10:18 EST What's your favorite clean meal? For dinner, I've been steaming a lot lately. It's fast. It's light (no oil). I don't over cook (i.e. burn) anything. My go to has been salmon steamed on a bed of veggies. I'll usually lay a couple lemon slices on top of the fish. I find that this meal doesn't even need any added seasoning or salt. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:56:52 EST New Hi, I'm Angela from CT. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 15 years ago and recently sought the treatment of a homeopathic physician. I have been taking natural vitamins, supplements and thyroid meds for 10 days and feel better. After food sensitivity testing, I learned that while I thought I ate clean 85% of the time, I still had a ways to go. As of today, I am to be gluten free, dairy free and egg free -- just for starters (!). There are other things I need to avoid/limit, but these are the ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:12:14 EST Restarting I think I introduced myself a while ago. However, life has been super crazy for us and well I ended upon the bottom of my ladder. <BR> <BR> I am a SAHM of 3 kids. I spend my days doing house work, yard work, errands, and well being mom. <BR> <BR> I missed my original goal date. I have put one 10lbs since I started having skin issues and had to take steroids. Not a true excuse, but part of my issue on the resent weight gain. <BR> <BR> I am struggling and I have been for almost 2yrs. <... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:07:53 EST Hi, New Here Hi everyone. I'm Sara and live in WI with my husband and two children. <BR> <BR> I'm not "new" to clean eating but have just run off course from it and trying to get back into it. <BR> <BR> I absolutely love the clean eating lifestyle, it's the rest of the family that is not so into it, even though I try to make cleaner versions of foods we already eat. <BR> <BR> Looking for support and ideas to get back into it and without breaking the bank doing it! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:46:26 EST What do you got cooking tonight? This is for posting recipes, dinner plans or just want to talk about what you plan on making for dinner. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:56:49 EST July to oct fitness challenge on route 66 This is going to be fun. We are going to be traveling down the road on route 66. We are going to be starting in Chicago and walking to los angeles ca. This is how it will work.. In order to cross each state we need to go so many miles. Here is the breakdown! <BR> Illinois — 300 miles — <BR> Missouri — 317 miles — <BR> Kansas — 13 miles — <BR> Oklahoma — 432 miles — <BR> Texas — 186 miles — <BR> New Mexico — 487 miles — <BR> Arizona — 401 miles — <BR> California — 314 miles ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:42:05 EST Five for five July accountability challenge We are going to be starting this challenge July 1st. I hope all of you will join in the fun and in turn be accountable to yourself and your goals. Clean eating is full of healthy good for you food choices. This month let us work on our fruit and veggies. It is recommended to eat 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables. It can be hard every day I know but we are going for five out of five days a week. Also for special credit try a new veg or fruit you don't normally eat. Tell us about it ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:19:41 EST Hello! I've been away from SparkPeople for quite awhile, but I have a question about the team goals. I see that one of the goals is to get 8 hours of sleep, and while I understand getting proper rest is important, I am not an 8 hour sleep a night person, never have been at my 44 years of age. I'm more like a 6-7 hour sleeper, so I want to know if it's cheating if I sign up and say I slept 8 hours even though my natural clock will wake me at 6 hours? <BR> <BR> Anyway, glad to be part of this team, I... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:12:55 EST Salut! Hello!! My name is Katie and I am from the Omaha, Nebraska area. I started 'clean eating' when I was working through the 17 day diet cycles. Made it through that twice and had success but the diet was very restrictive. I have decided to adapt my lifestyle to clean eating to stay with the same concepts of removing processed foods but having more options for different healthy carbs. <BR> <BR> Starting my journey tomorrow with a fresh breakfast! Wish me luck! Tue, 28 May 2013 23:13:39 EST Occupy Monsanto Just curious if anyone else is going to be marching on May 25th against Monsanto and against GMOs? Wed, 8 May 2013 21:39:03 EST Vega One Brand Shakes? Hello everyone! I am wondering if anyone has tried the Vega One shake powder? It's a little pricey, but it seems nutritionally sound and clean. Anyone have any experience with it? Or are there any on-the go meal replacement options you would recommend? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:35:29 EST Want to clean eat,but I need help! Hey! So I am 35yrs old,about 5 foot,and near 175 lbs. I need to loose some weight,I watched a video the other day called hungry for change,and It really got me thinking! I want to start to clean eat,but I dont really know much of what i need to do. I know you go as natural as you can,but what kind of milk, eggs, butter, bread, oil should i be looking for? And for sugar should i use stevia? What about cereals??? are there any good kinds?? Also we really like triscuits...are those ok? And I am ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:51:57 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! My name is Jasminka and I was just looking into cleaning eating. I did a research on it but I wanted to know if you all can give me a brief understanding about it. Also, I understand that it eliminates any pesticides and/or hormones added in food but I can't afford organic food so it still considered clean eating? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:12:36 EST Clean Eating...Again So, I am on day 4 of eating clean and vegan after being off the wagon...for almost two years. It's been hard getting back on track and for so long I fought the NEED to eat clean because it's just convenient to be able to eat any kind of food. And so many people can eat that crap food and be fine and I wanted to be able to eat convenience foods sometimes. For me, sometimes turned into more times, then often times, then most times... I'm the type that is all or nothing and when it comes to p... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 17:21:44 EST ready to begin again hi my name is cyndi and im ready to make a lifestyle change once and for all Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:15:20 EST Surviving HersheyPark My family and I are planning to visit HersheyPark and I'm getting a bit anxious about keeping to clean eating. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if I've magnified the issue more than need be; that is, should I just treat it like any other challenging situation, like a barbecue, a birthday party, or new year's eve? <BR> <BR> I'm just curious how others have handled situations like this, such as if you've gone on a cruise or if you've been traveling to another country this summer -- how have you kept... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:31:56 EST Introducing ME:) Hi---Joining and saying hello! <BR> <BR> I am Danielle and I was introduced to clean eating by way of the ADVOCARE 24 day challenge program. I am enjoying the process and really amazed how great I feel eating this way. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning lots on here! <em>244</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:56:13 EST Taking the First Step! Good afternoon! I am a busy mom with 2 teenagers. My youngest just turned 13 a couple of days ago. I woke up the morning of his birthday and realized that in a few short years, my kids will be grown. It is way past time to focus on my health. I know what to do to lose weight..... it is just difficult to find the time and motivation! The day after the birthday celebration, I rejoined the gym and started following a "clean" eating plan. I am excited about my new journey. I am glad to have... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:14:34 EST New to this... Help?! I want to start eating clean for many reasons. I've been thinking about it for some time but, getting started is so confusing to me. The main reason for me finally getting it together and starting this week is my eczema. I heard that it helps to eat clean to stop eczema out breaks. Does any one know if this works? What about how you first started? Any suggestions for me as to just where to start? Sun, 13 May 2012 11:48:03 EST hi :) we are so new to clean eating that we have barely started... we are in the idea, planning, and arguing phase... :/ just wanted to pop in and say hi...any tips would be great, esp for getting the family on board... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:45:44 EST Organic In The Grocery Store I saw this video on facebook last night and it really struck me. It really made me thankful that although my husband doesn't always agree 100% with my food purchases (due to cost) I am so thankful that he is helpful and supportive of my desire to grow my own food! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR><BR>W0&sns=em <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:06:07 EST Does Clean Eating Magazine Have A Digital Option? I am getting ready to renew my magazine and I was checking to see if they had an IPad option. I thought they did, but now I can't find it. Perhaps I am confusing Clean Eating Magazine with Oxygen Magazine. Does anyone know the answer to this one? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 05:35:32 EST Hey everybody, I'm Rochelle! Im happy to be here! Ive been on a "clean" food lifestyle change for over a year. It has had its ups and down (well I have at least). This mode of eating works! When I follow the directions I get results. This past week is no exception and I lost 7lbs! It will hurt, but its worth it; no excuses! It great to be here! Have an exceptional week everyone! Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:37:48 EST Hi I'm Kelly I'm almost 51, I have two adult sons and a 10 year old. I've gone from 289 to 198 in a bit under two years on a modified clean eating program. I'm stuck here at 198 and have been for about 6 months. I'm hoping that sparkpeople will help me get moving again. I can use all the help I can get. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 18:17:31 EST Twitter Just wondering who on here has twitter, mine is!/amymcadwallader so feel free to follow me and i'll follow you back. Fri, 4 Nov 2011 08:46:56 EST My blender is my best friend! My favorite clean eating "tool" is my blender. I've made yummy protein shakes and last night I made hummus (I experimented with an avocado-cilantro hummus - yummy!)! <BR> <BR> I am looking for more amazing things to make with my blender. What are your favorite blender snacks and meals? I want to experiment. :) Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:53:55 EST 70% chocolate Hello, <BR> <BR> I'd like to know if 70% chocolate is clean eating and sweet potatoes (it groes where i live and it's the season). <BR> If anyone knows ? <BR> <BR> HO yes and tofu is this also clean eating? if not , why? if i make it myself is this then ok? (use vinegar as coagulant) Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:45:39 EST newer to CE sort of..... Hi all- <BR> I stumbled upon clean eating and for about 3 months I have been going up and down. I am really struggling. I get the magazine and also have the magazines cookbook and some of Tosca's books also. So I have all of the tools but I find that I seem to get overwhelmed. Here's why........Okay I am just not sure where/how to start! I have six children and I work 2 nights out of the week and also work every weekend sometimes even saturday and Sunday. So with the young ones it makes it ha... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:08:10 EST stepping out of my comfort zone I need to lower my blood pressure. I had lost 35 lbs. and have kept it off for many years but now I need to get to my height goal weight and that means I must lose 10 more pounds! It seems very difficult to me because I've had a hard time imagining myself that thin. I purchased 'The Spark' and it is motivating me but I know that I need the Spark community to get to my goal and maintain it. I'm motivated...I even have been spreading the 'spark'! Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:05:24 EST Superfoods flaxseed The seed packed with nutrition From an article in spark people website. <BR> Get the Facts on Flax <BR> The Little Seed With a Big Nutrition <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian & Nicole Nichols, Health Educator <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-consci... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:28:05 EST Recipe of the week There are lots of sites to find some clean eating recipes. I thought might be fun having a recipe share forum. Any one can post one, give comments ect <BR> just remember to give credit to the source. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 15:46:26 EST Hi I have been on to many diets to count, always quitting a few weeks into the program, and of course gaining the pounds back and then some. <BR> Eating clean is the first program I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. I love the energy I have from eating healthy foods, and not feeling hungry at all. It is an absolutely no brainer <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:35:54 EST fantastic feburary challenge Okay time to bump our team up and get some excitement in our clean eating. <BR> Last month some of us renewed our affirmation to clean eating and some new members recently discovered clean living. <BR> So now it is time to step it up a notch. By now most of you have CLEANED out your kitchen cupboards and they are stocked with whole grains and produce. <BR> I want you to think about you want to achieve this month, make one goal. It could be as simple as drinking 8 glasses of water daily,... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:59:04 EST Hello I wanted to introduce myself to the team! I have been working really hard to CLEAN up my eating habits as well as those of my family! I look forward to learning more about CLEAN eating and finding some amazing recipes! I have been reading more and more ingredient labels and they are sometimes very scary! My rule if there is anything in it I can not pronounce - I do not buy it! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:10:12 EST New to team and interested in eating clean I have tried to do some online research on eating clean. all I have gathered is that its basically eating organic and non processed foods. Is this correct? not sure how to do this can anyone give me any insight? Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:30:51 EST Clean foods superfoods. The acai berry. I've been reading alot about superfoods lately and thought I would focus on one super foods a week complete with recipes. Anyone can post a recipe or offer an information. <BR> Nature's Energy Fruit <BR> <BR> It may seem odd to start this list of superfoods with one you've likely never even heard of, but studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:20:41 EST Clean eats cafe chat This is our daily thread for everyone to get to know each other, let us know how your day is going or not going. If you are in a panic mode ready to fall off the clean wagon or already have done so tell us or pm me. I will still leave the panic button for those very serious times. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:06:22 EST THE JANUARY 2011 ACCOUNTABILITY CHALLENGE Ok, here are some thoughts for a challenge.I saw this on the clean eating site and thought I post it here for us to do here. <BR> I've been reading about why people can't follow an eating plan (hate the word diet) for any length of time, even though they really, really want to.A coworker says it's based on emotional eating. People see food as way more than it is - they use it to help them feel better, as a reward, to take the place of something or someone else..People also tend to make way t... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:20:16 EST a clean 2011 plan I am relatively new to clean eating but totally believe in the concept and know this is my key to getting healthy again. I am the new co team manager and would like to get everyone moving again and breathe some fresh ideas. This year will be turning 50 and would love to bring in 2012 being t goal weight or close to goal. I know I need to make some organized plan of attack to achieve my goal. <BR> Having an intelligent plan is your first step to success. <BR> <BR> With a plan, you know w... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:35:15 EST What Changes Have You Noticed With Clean Eating? I have just gotten back on the clean eating track and I must say - I feel great! I am sleeping better, I feel stronger at the gym, and just more clear headed. It is a wonderful feeling! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:19:43 EST what does "clean eating" mean? I get that you don't buy things like hamburger helper and high processed foods. But can you still have deli meats? what about grocery store breads? <BR> and yogurt? do you have to make yourown to eat clean? Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:55:01 EST All About Me I think I am in the right group. I am trying to eat fresh produce and trying to figure out how to get organic protein. Right now I am not eating flour, sugar, and dairy. <BR> <BR> I'm a school principal and am home for a month or more in the summer. I didn't go out of my house except to buy ice cream, berry pies, and key lime pie and didn't have the energy to do anything. When my anti-depressant medication ran out I decided I was going to stop taking anything and just try diet and exercise... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 22:57:39 EST New to the Team, but a Golden Oldie on SPark... Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team but I'm a golden oldie, more oldie than golden, LOL <BR> <BR> Trying to learn how to eat much better. <BR> I'm a recent STENT recipient (multiples actually) and am gonna learn a new/better way to eat if it kills me, LOL. <BR> <BR> Wish each of you all the best in your journeys and each of your endeavors. <BR> <BR> Just starting my cardiac rehab and learning lots at the classroom sessions that they supply. <BR> <BR> Enjoy and LIFE! <BR> <BR> Tony <B... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:41:03 EST Peanut butter and egg yolks? Hi, all. I just joined this group. Little by little, I'm trying to eat a more clean diet, and I'm enjoying it very much. So, here's my question. I've been reading the Clean Eating Magazine web site, and their meal plans always use almond butter instead of peanut butter, and egg whites only (no yolks). Assuming the peanut butter is natural, what about it is not "clean"? Also, what's wrong with eating the yolk? I thought the whole egg was considered to be a very healthful food. These are just t... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:03:30 EST Which multivitamins & others do you take? I'm looking for a multivitamin that is as clean as possible, ideally coming from real food. Although the ones I've researched only contain Vitamin D2 in them, but I actually need at least 1,000 IUs of D3 as required by my doctor. Otherwise, I'm also looking for calcium supplements. I take Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega for fish oils, so I think I'm all set with that one. Thanks so much! :) Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:38:32 EST epicure Does anyone know if all these spices are clean eating? Fri, 25 Jun 2010 20:27:42 EST Great Site for finding recipies I found this new site called Cook Clean and have sent it to all my friends! It is filled with great clean recipes. It's is done by a girl who is cooking for her husband and their team as they prepare to compete at the crossfit games and hey if it is good enough for them, I thought I should give her recipes a shot. I tried her stuffed pepper tonight and they were delish!!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:55:09 EST Cooler 1 Meal Plan Hi, <BR> <BR> I just purchased Tosca Reno's "The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged" book and I am really enjoying learning how to eat clean. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 25lbs before the end of October. I am doing the 28 day Bootcamp Challenge and plan on working out everyday until I reach my goal. <BR> <BR> My question is, how much weight did you lose during the Cooler 1 Meal Plan? Do you think this is something that is a must in order to get on track? Is it safe to do while nursing? <BR> <B... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:05:03 EST Cooler 1 Meal Plan Hi, <BR> <BR> I just purchased Tosca Reno's "The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged" book and I am really enjoying learning how to eat clean. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 25lbs before the end of October. I am doing the 28 day Bootcamp Challenge and plan on working out everyday until I reach my goal. <BR> <BR> My question is, how much weight did you lose during the Cooler 1 Meal Plan? Do you think this is something that is a must in order to get on track? Is it safe to do while nursing? <BR> <B... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:52:41 EST Meat Balls I just made "Man Magnet Meatballs" tonight for dinner and all I can really say is <BR> Y-U-M-M-Y. I found the recipe on the website. You should really try this recipe. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:05:42 EST Making Split Pea soup ok Hi all I have a question I am making split pea soup I gotta put ham in it coz my hubbys having a fit do I get it at the delli( I am trying to get the leanest ham) so they can dice it for me or what I know it called for diced turkey breast but Gosh forbid he wants ham and it is dinner tonight! also I have a big bag of baby carrots and the bag is zip locked it says use by march they look and feel ok to me can or should I use them?I need this asap! lol <em>198</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 14:17:15 EST Can I still follow the "diet" right now?? I've been a member of Spark, and this team, for quite a while, but a huge move, a pregnancy of twins, and now another pregnancy 9 months later... I've fallen WAY off the clean eating wagon. <BR> <BR> That said, I'm also very, very overweight. The twin pregnancy, obviously, had me gain a lot of weight by necessity. On top of that, I had to go on steroids to deal with a health issue that popped up, and that didn't help my eating habits or working out habits. AND, now that I finally was p... Sun, 9 May 2010 20:16:59 EST omg.. gross dinner made me splurge! Okay so I have tired every thing out there from counting calorie, to starvation, to atkins, to eating clean. I have had no success at any of these. I just started eating clean today and I have done good all day other than lunch I didnt know what kind of dressing to use so I used lemon and lime and it was goss so I just ate a banana and then dinner I made Tilapia and it was sooo gross! UGH.. So I ate something bad. then something else bad and so on... I have so much fruit and veggies so I want... Mon, 3 May 2010 22:07:06 EST Pita Bread (Pockets) Hi I am new to clean eating and I was looking for a good Pita pocket bread thats whole wheat, and all I have found is one that still has preservetives in it. does anybody know where I can find any? thanks Oh I havent tried Trader Joe's yet. <em>334</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 12:10:24 EST Hello I am new to eating clean as of today! :) I had a clean breakfast that consited of an apple, 2 cups water, and oats with cinnamon. <BR> <BR> I am just learning to cook Clean. And I bought "The Eat Clean Diet" and already thinking about getting the cookbooks. <BR> <BR> My husband is on bored with eating clean he is just hard to please as he is soo picky. <BR> He eats nothing green other than pickles, japs, and green peppers. No fan of califlower, clery, carrots, etc... <BR> He also does not ... Mon, 3 May 2010 09:58:56 EST Sweeteners Hi I just started Clean Eating yesterday I dont have all things bought yet because I am on a budget so I am gradually changing I have a ? I use truvia natural sweetener in my tea and Oatmeal and I cant find anything about natural sweeteners in the book but I want to know if that's ok? like right now she says to use fat free cream cheese, on a recipe but I have light so what's ok? I guess what i am concerned about is I gotta use what i have until I can afford to stock up on what she says so an... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:38:49 EST new to a clean lifestyle. I've been doing south beach the last couple of years but love the principles of clean living so going to give it a try. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:11:30 EST New here and anxious to reclaim health! My name is Sharon. I'm new to the idea of clean eating. My husband and I have just decided that we need to try this way of life. I have about 100 pounds to lose, but he's naturally thin and in good physical shape. I'm anxious to really get going. Cleaned out the cupboards and the fridge. Grocery day is Saturday. In the meantime, we're doing pretty good just with what we have in the house and I'm searching the internet for tidbits of info. Ordered Clean Eating magazine and anxious for ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:14:06 EST homemade snacks Hey all, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone can offer me some recipes for homemade snacks like muesli bars or cookies that are clean and great tasting, hopefully simple too, would love to hear any ideas and suggestions for good alternative home made goods!!! <BR> <BR> Thankyou in advance <BR> Rachel <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 04:45:05 EST oops wrong team! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 08:40:36 EST Greetings! My first post ever... Hello! I've never been one to post messages or get involved with others online, but I'm trying to change my lifestyle for the better, so I'm trying something new here. From what I see, Sparkpeople could be a good thing for me. I have been wanting/needing more support in my healthy-lifestyle efforts, so we'll see how it goes! <BR> <BR> I just finished reading Tosca's Eat Clean Diet book and it resonates with how I've been thinking for a long time, so I'm gonna try it out. <BR> <BR> I li... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:45:17 EST Need a team to get me on track Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I want to eat better but it's very difficult to do with my husband and children. Need a new family to help me stay on track. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 14:43:09 EST Hi Hey I'm Christina and I am currently living in Missouri with my husband. We are from Florida, but he was transferred up here with the army. I just had our 2nd child 3 months ago, and between p90 and clean eating I'm working the extra weight off again (I had just lost it from the 1st kid after 3 years..grr.) If you have any questions just let me know. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:24:49 EST Protein & Meal Bars - Any Clean Options Out There? I really like to have protein bars on hand for a quick go to meal or snack if I'm in a bind. I've been eating Cliff Protein bars because they are "entirely natural". Is "entirely natural" clean? I do have some recipes for clean meal bars, but I don't always have time to make them up and its nice to have a clean option I can purchase at the store in a pinch. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:17:04 EST Lunch Suggestions? I'm getting tired of eating sandwiches for lunch. But the microwave at my job is broken so it has to be something that can sit nicely in my car until it's time for me to eat lunch. My other problem is when I buy bagged salad my fridge freezes them so I don't know what to do!! Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:47:05 EST Migraines and Clean Eating Has anyone found that eating clean has helped with lessening or stopping migraines? Mine are worse than ever lately and I was thinking maybe taking out the chemicals would help them. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 00:32:53 EST Hi there Hi there, not new to spark but committed to being the past I have failed, over and over again..but this time my goals are set!! Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:10:28 EST Cooler Talk I'm new to clean eating and am working on getting my daily cooler together. What kind of foods do you typically put in your cooler? TIA! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:57:50 EST New to Spark & Clean Eating Hello All! I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. I am a 30 something in Atlanta who lives with her wonderful husband and 4 cats. I've been a SP member for about a month but I've just been introduced to Clean Eating, which I am very excited about. I recently bought Tosca Reno's Cleaning Eating Diet book and cookbook, and absolutely devoured them. It is really interesting! I've got a good 40 or 50 pounds that I'd like to lose, and I'm hopeful that Clean Eating will help me with that... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:59:09 EST Calcium and Iron Hi guys! I've been watching my iron and calcium levels lately, and trying to meet the minimum RDA each day. I've been eating a mixed dark greens mix as well as spinach and romaine salad every day. I try not to eat processed foods when I can help it... but there is a PC Blue menu lasagna that I have some times and a clif bar that I really like. Both of these items help me to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> But I'm wondering what do you eat to get enough calcium and iron each day? <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:29:50 EST Which protein powder to use? Hello everyone, <BR> I have a question. Does anyone know what is the best whey protein powder out there to buy? I have seen soooo many on the market and I don't know which is a better quality. I am looking for one with no sugar and all that added junk. <BR> Thanks for you help <BR> Ruth Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:06:06 EST Michael Pollan on Oprah Wednesday It'll be on 4 pm on Wednesday EST. Check your local listings! <em>334</em> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:54:04 EST Clean eating momma I just got my first Clean Eating magazine and I love it. I am embracing this idea of clean eating and I am hoping it will be key in my weight loss plan and long-term living plan! <BR> So, first things first, my introduction. I am a 30-year-old momma with three kids. I work part-time, I am taking classes on-line to get my BA, and did I mention I am a MOM?! I spent my 20's having babies and doing for everyone else-- now that I am 30 I am living for ME! I have a lot of weight to lose but I k... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:50:58 EST Newbee I just bought the Eating Clean diet book by Tosca Reno. Just seeing her at 50 years old, looking the way she does, was enough for me to want to read it. I'm a weight lifter so it's perfect for me. I'm a yo yo dieter and with the my weightlifting, I need a diet that will help me lose fat also. I just turned 30 and I want my beach body for the summer. I have about 50lbs to lose. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:30:20 EST Books Just wondering if anyone can recommend a few good reads other than eat clean diet? I highly recommend, "Animal,Vegetable, Mineral" by B.Kingsolver. What an eye opener, alot of this clean eating is new to me and I am slowly educating myself.There really is alot to think about when purchasing food. But I would like to keep is simple. Any suggestions for this? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:36:44 EST New to Clean Eating I Have eaten junk food and fast food my whole life. Now in my 30's my body is rebelling. Hope to learn how to eat and cook better. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:38:48 EST I'm back! I have been away from sparkpage quite a while. During that time I was pregnant with my fifth and last baby! While pregnant I had gestational diabetes and this was a wake up call for me. Diabetes runs in my family on both side and I don't want to be next in developing diabetes type two because of my weight and lifestyle. My pregnancy was a blessing in disguse, because I had to change my way of eating, cutting carbs to less than half of what I had been accustomed to eating and no sugar! I h... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 22:39:27 EST Link about food additives <link><BR>w/food-additive-glossary#title </link> Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:23:44 EST Who has done reall well with this lifestyle change I am thinking about doing this, but I'm kind of lacking in the inspriration or urge to do it. Can anyone out there help me see that this is really a good lifestyle to follow? Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:47:40 EST Hello Everyone I'm new to the group and want to get into cleaner eating. Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:44:02 EST Back to clean eating Hello, I'm a big fan of clean eating and have definitely drifted away from it since moving from PA in 2008. I had set up several sources there including a local CSA, shopped our local huge organic grocery as well as having access to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Even our move last year to VA I was able to get fresh local farm foods and attend markets. Here in FL, so far has been challenging but I'm determined. Glad to find a resource in the board here. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:29:52 EST New to the team I'm christine, 32 - married for 11.5years and mom of three girls (8,6,and3) <BR> <BR> I've recently 'gone clean' - mostly to help heal my severe psoriasis problem. I found a diet/lifestyle that is a lot like clean eating but with a few extra restrictions (potatoes, tomatoes, high acid foods) - and there's a lot more out there for clean eating than this psoriasis healing one so here I am. <BR> <BR> I started almost 2 weeks ago. already my patches are starting to heal (ankles to knees, under... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 17:21:09 EST Newbie to the forum! Not so new to SP....I lost touch, but the good news is I'm here now. I'm slowly changing over my families eating habits to a more clean eating type way of life. Some things are harder to let go of than others. (I just gave up my drug of choice - diet pepsi.) <BR> <BR> The weight is coming off slowly, but I'm feeling more energy than I have in a long, long time - by eating clean - real foods. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to know others here and learn more about what you're feeding your family ... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 18:57:38 EST Pack your Cooler! Have you seen Tosca's cooler plans? Are you packing a cooler for your day? What tips do you have for planning your meals snacks? <BR> List your 5 meals (6 if you needed that last one.) <BR> <BR> Maybe you are not actually "packing" your cooler, but you are still putting together meals? That counts. I would love new ideas for my cooler!! Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:08:19 EST Having problem meeting protien requirement.. I'm struggling with this, I dont really like fish or tuna. <BR> <BR> I've been doing eggs, beans, chicken, turkey, lean beef, pork tenderloin <BR> <BR> My problem is the amount 5 oz at each meal (not counting dairy) is just too hard for me <BR> <BR> I've been counting my dairy protein, I know she says not too but I CANNOT eat that much protien a day at this point Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:38:45 EST This tastes too good to be good - Praeventia I finished my workout and my evening meal and realized it was very heavy on protein and a bit too light on carb content. But I didn't want much just enough to help refuel the muscles. Now my wife had read about this product in a magazine, Heart Healthy or something like that and bought Praeventia a 100 calorie bar - cranberry/pomegranate with red wine extract. I thought I'd just give it a try since it seemed just about what I was looking for. <BR> <BR> As soon a I bit into it I thought,... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:44:53 EST Hello! Hello! I'm new to this team, but not to Spark. I actually want to introduce myself and extend an invitation to the members of this team to my CLEAN EATS RECIPES team. I thought members here would be interested as GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! LOL! <BR> My team's focus is eating clean food (no processed foods such as white sugar or flour, chemicals, preservatives, etc) and exchanging recipes. There is a team cookbook that contains only healthy food and ingredients and the recipes are shared among ... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:52:33 EST Where do you find your clean recipes? Hey everyone! <BR> I wondered where you find your clean recipes? do you have some favorite websites/ blogs/ books/ magazines that you find particularly helpful? <BR> I've been searching for recipes everyewhere so i can get excited aobut eating clean and that it can become a normal way of eating for me and my partner. I'm keeping everythign i find on my blog and thought I'd share...the link. Let me know if you try any of them! And better yet, if you have a recipe to share that I can post ont... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:29:31 EST Hello I'm looking forward to this journey to get healthy and discovering what this site has to offer. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:46:34 EST Clean Eating Magazine When I discovered Clean Eating Magazine, I changed my whole approach to dieting and it's working!! I'm not hungry and I feel better than I have in a long time. By the way, I'm looking for a clean substitute for Cream Soups that are called for in recipes. They're easy and taste good, but aren't good for you, especially with MSG. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:42:12 EST Coffee, Tea I'm hearing that coffee isn't clean. What about organic? OR what about tea? <BR> <BR> Is this essentially a whole foods style of eating like, "dont eat anything with a kazillion ingredients?"Are there natural foods that are off limits- like honey? Chocolate? See where I'm going? Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:24:48 EST birthday cake help My son's birthday is next week and I wanted to make a clean cake. Anyone have recipes or ideas? Thanks. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:04:08 EST Greetings from VA Hi all, my name is Jackie and I am new to clean eating. My hubby and I started eating clean in July and went almost cold turkey. We had a month to get adjusted before two of our kids came back from a vacation with family. we were doing great till then. They were SHOCKED that there were no junk foods in the house. We have adjusted a little and let frozen yogurt in and my 12 yr old is actually doing better than his younger brother as he is helping make some of the meals. <BR> <BR> DH ha... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:35:41 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:53:50 EST Zucchini Oven Chips <link><BR>der.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id<BR>=1087041 </link> <BR> <BR> How clean do these sound? They look good! Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:08:28 EST Milk Question I'm currently drinking soy milk but would like to limit my intake of soy products. What would be a better choice? Rice? Almond? The reason I don't drink cows milk is because it grosses me out LOL. I have no idea why because I use other dairy products but I just can't bring myself to drink a glass of cows milk. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 May 2009 13:21:28 EST Meatless Meatloaf - Coach Nicole's recipe Did anyone try this recipe. I made it yesterday and it was a hit with everyone. It's a combination of lentils and brown rice with tomato paste and spices, etc. <BR> <BR> We loved it. Tue, 26 May 2009 08:15:45 EST Jillian Micheals suggestion for sugar subsitute This was on her website today: <BR> <BR> Go for Natural Sugar Substitutes <BR> <BR> Q: I'm a sugar substitute addict — I use Splenda in my coffee in the morning and have a Diet Coke every day after lunch. Is it okay to do this, since I'm not consuming the regular sugar I would otherwise? <BR> <BR> JILLIAN SAYS: Props to you for weaning yourself off sugar — I have a massive sweet tooth myself. But it’s also very important to limit your intake of sugar substitutes. <BR> As you may have noti... Tue, 19 May 2009 07:30:38 EST Rice cooker oatmeal Made this morning and I usually HATE oatmeal but this was actually pretty good. Used organic oats to begin with so they did not become as mushy. <BR> <BR> 1 1/4 cups oatmeal <BR> 3/4 cup milk <BR> 3/4 cup water <BR> half cup mixed dried cherry/blueberry/cranberry <BR> half cup walnut chopped <BR> 2 T brown rice protien powder <BR> 1 T bee pollen <BR> <BR> Cooked this together in a little over half an hour in the rice cooker. Served mine with about 1/4 cup milk. Daughter liked with 1/2 cu... Tue, 5 May 2009 10:25:02 EST What's up!? I'm new...just wanted to say hi...still trying to learn how to eat BETTER. <em>41</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:04:47 EST clean eating vs. the zone diet Does anyone know the difference between the zone diet and clean eating?? Sat, 11 Apr 2009 20:06:47 EST How do you deal with eating out? What do you eat when you have a group of fiends wanitng to go to a fast food place? I don't want to be the party pooper!!! I think this would be the hardest part of eating clean. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:22:34 EST Clean eater/new to sparkteam Hi Guys! New to the team but not to clean eating. Looking forward to having a support team!!Bicycle chick, weight lifter. Need to get down and focus and learn!!! Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:53:53 EST Calorie Counting? Do any of you count calories even while eating clean? What are you calorie ranges? I am eating MOSTLY clean and I find that I am hungry a lot- I am eating about 1800 calories a day. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 23:30:15 EST Dining Out Ordering Ideas I run into problems dining out. All I usually get is a grilled lean meat, and a steamed veggie. I ask with no oils or sauces (and I do season it myself with lemon.) But it is SOOOO boring! <BR> I also noticed that some "light choices" designated on the menus, while they may seem healthy, actually are really high in calories one I look them up online! Any other ideas? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:15:20 EST Clean eating Magazine Has anyone checked out the clean eating magazine? If so what do you think of their menu plan? I usually make my own and prep my food on Sunday for the week, but time has been about short - studying, kids, hubby, working out, and trying to have a social life. Looking for an easier way. Suggestions welcomed. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:33:43 EST What did you have for breakfast? I had 1/2 cup organic 2%milk <BR> 1 cup whole wheat cereal <BR> 1 sm organic banana <BR> 1 cup hot green tea <BR> 1 tsp splenda Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:48:37 EST Clean Eating Choices What healthy clean eating choice did you make today? Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:18:53 EST Clean Eating Sign In Fun Since we can get points for signing in and for posting, use this spot to post your sign in spin points. <BR> <BR> ~Tammy Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:16:13 EST Ham and veggie saute Threw this together last night. Had to use food up in the fridge. Turned out really good! <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 can mushrooms or fresh <BR> 2 thick slices onion, diced <BR> 1 zucchini sliced and diced <BR> 1/2 cup chicken broth <BR> 1/2 cup diced ham <BR> Dash Italian seasoning <BR> 1 tsp minced garlic <BR> <BR> Saute veggies in pan with olive oil. Add chicken broth, ham and seasonings. Cook on low with a lid, about 10-15 or so. <BR> <BR> Serve over pasta of your choic... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:11:01 EST Cottage Cheese?? Anybody know of any low-sodium brands? <BR> <BR> And what are some good recipes that incorporate cottage cheese?? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> OLDTOWNGYM Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:52:16 EST New to the team Hi there, <BR> My name is Leah. I'm 45. I am a photographer from the Nashville, TN area. I very much want to learn more about clean eating because my doc promotes it and he's so much help to me. Thanks for having me. <BR> Hugz, <BR> Leah <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:55:53 EST Mexican Omelet I saute in a little olive oil, <BR> <BR> mushroom <BR> onion <BR> zuchinni <BR> green pepper <BR> red pepper <BR> little chili powder <BR> <BR> add two or three scrambled eggs. <BR> pop in oven and slowly cook, <BR> you can put monterey cheese, or <BR> a mixture of chedder and other cheese <BR> and serve with a bit a salsa and <BR> a salad. <BR> <BR> mmmm. <BR> <BR> Laurie Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:42:54 EST Garlic and Onions I just love Garlic, Onions, and even Ginger, are <BR> these the kinds of things you add to your meals to <BR> enhance flavors instead of salt, or oils... <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> <BR> Laurie Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:02:37 EST Returning newbie I feel like crap because I am eating crap. That was my revelation today. <BR> <BR> So I want to feel better and look better, therefore I must eat better. I will lose 43 lbs by New Years so I can put the weight in 08 behind me. <BR> <BR> I want a healthier lifestyle. I started by quitting smoking. I don't go out drinking like I did when I first turned 21. I am focusing on getting more sleep, exercising and being healthier all around. I think clean eating will help. <BR> <BR> Because ... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 16:04:49 EST Calorie Count? How many of you keep track of calories with clean eating? I've got 50 more pounds to loose, and I'm just getting serious about clean eating. I've been tracking my calories for quite a while, and if anything I'm not getting enough. I think the reason I only loose 1 pound a week is because I don't eat clean enough yet. (according to the number of calories in vs. calories burned I should loose 3 pounds a week) I'm looking for a replacement for equal and crystal light, but wondering how "caref... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:30:27 EST im new i love food and if i can find healthier alternatives that would be great. since i cook for me and my husband, it would be great that we can get fit, too. Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:52:54 EST Eating out and other problems I've been slowing becoming a clean eater. I started South Beach a few years ago, and it stressed to stay away from sugar and eat lots of fresh foods. Since then I've read more about eating clean. Some of it I don't like....anyway. What do you do about eating out? I live in a very rural area, so have to travel to get to anything organic. When I do go shopping right now I take along a special K bar for lunch or eat at Subway...any suggestions on what you do? Where do you shop if you live... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:41:34 EST Hello ^_^ Hello! My name is Erin, I'm 22 years old. I'm not really new to spark, but I'm new to this team. I've never really heard of Clean eating, but I'm very interested. Although..I have my doubts.. I am the only one in the household that is trying to lose weight and eat more healthy. I'm wondering how the grocery shopping is going to work.. I don't want to add on more money to our already high grocery bill..(considering I don't pay for the groceries.)If anyone could give me some tips on adding ... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:37:23 EST How bad is canned food? I find canned food easy and fast to prepare and inexpensive... what am I trading for comfort? how bad is canned food? how would it affect me? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:38:42 EST We eat clean, but do you buy other clean products? I know we all eat clean, but have any of you taken it a step farther to clean up other things that you come in contact with? For the last couple of months I've been using a Laureth Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and I'm tickled about it. Here's the product I'm buying at Whole Foods Market: <link><BR>al_salon.php </link> <BR> <BR> Are any of you using products that come in contact with your body that is healthier? Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:24:57 EST High Fructose Corn Syrup. I'm having trouble .... Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm having trouble finding a commercially available sliced bread that does not contain HFCS. I know I could make some at home, but then again I'd have hot fresh bread in the house and that's not a good idea when I'm trying to live clean and loose weight. We don't eat sliced bread often, but I'd like to be able to buy some without HFCR without driving the 2.5 hours to get to Whole Foods Market. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Sat, 9 Aug 2008 23:54:00 EST Article: pro living food, anti irradiated foods. I agree with this so much! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 21:20:47 EST Chicken soft taco Chicken tenders marinated in: <BR> 1/4 cup lime juice <BR> shake of taco sauce <BR> shake of cumin <BR> shake of chili powder <BR> 1 tsp minced garlic <BR> <BR> Grill chicken. <BR> <BR> In a large frying pan add 1 Tbsp olive oil and heat up: <BR> 1 sliced green pepper <BR> 2 sliced tomatoes <BR> couple sliced green onions <BR> 1/2 sweet onion <BR> 1 diced jalapeño <BR> <BR> Put chicken and veggies in a whole wheat tortilla. <BR> Serves about 5-6, depending on how much veggies and chicken y... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:05:30 EST It's really working! I just wanted to share with all you clean eaters out there that it's working!!! The most important part, besides eliminating sugars and preservatives is to eat 5-6 small meals all day long. This keeps your blood sugar constant and you never really get that hungry. When you cut out too many calories and wait long periods of time between eating, your body thinks you are starving so it hoards the fat and starts burning your muscle that you've worked so hard to gain. So you lose weight, but the w... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:10:47 EST Do you carry a mini/portable blender with you? Just curious, what has your experience been with making smoothies on the go? Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:05:02 EST Anyone use a food steamer? I just got one of these and am really interested in trying it out. I've been boiling my frozen veggies and even boiling my italian sausages for years (I don't use sauce except for margarine or I Can't Belive It's Not Butter Spray). I actually enjoy eating this way because I can taste the natural flavor of the food. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Fri, 4 Jul 2008 12:41:03 EST Aloooohaaa! Aloha, <BR> I am new and I was looking at this teams postings for a bit and I really like what I read. I want to become a clean eater for my health, to feel better and lose this weight! Can't wait to read more and get more ideas on clean eating! <em>224</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:21:00 EST CHICKEN & VEGGIE BAKE THOUGHT SOME OF YOU MAY LIKE THIS ONE IT WAS REALLY GOOD. BAKE CHICKEN BREAST/W SALSA UNTILL 1/2 DONE POUR OFF ECSESS THEN ADD YOU FAV MIX OF FRESH VEGGIES SEASON W/ GARLIC & ROSEMARRY POUR SALSA ON TOP BAKE UNTIL DONE! GREAT!!!! Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:52:58 EST How long did it take you to start seeing results? I have been eating clean for a week and I already feel much better! But the scale will not budge. Will I ever see tangible changes? What was your experience with this? Sun, 8 Jun 2008 09:09:32 EST Downsizing Carbs? Lately, I find myself eating an excessive amount of carbs. Complex, simple, I've not been very picky. I was stopping my carb intake at 5 pm, but now I'm seriously craving them. Any tips on how to cut down on the carbs? I know it seems simple enough to say, "Just stop eating them." However, it's not that simple. What is a good way to cut sugar and other simple carbs out of my eating habits? Fri, 30 May 2008 17:53:46 EST Can I just say 'yuck' Went out to a Chinese restaurant yesterday for an office party. Really didn't want to go because I hate going out to eat. But didn't want to feel left-out. Ordered off the menu as opposed to the buffet (double yuck). <BR> <BR> Thought I was doing good by ordering garlic chicken, no rice and double veggies. Well the "brown sauce" was nothing but oil and salt. And since I don't eat salt I could taste it ten-fold. And I don't eat oily food because it does bad things to me. <BR> <BR> So to co... Fri, 30 May 2008 08:24:45 EST Yah Hoo happy to be here! Hi everyone! So excited to find this group I've been reading all kinds on clean eatting and wondering if this is what I need to do, and yes it is. Can't wait to learn more <em>224</em> Fri, 23 May 2008 12:50:46 EST What's in YOUR cooler? I thought it would be a good chance to talk about what food we carry with us. What makes a good and bad nutrition day and what our struggles are. <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> Ok, first off. I work only part time, full time stay at home mamma. So usually I don't need a cooler. But I pack one most days anyways. My son and I spend tons of time outdoors and on the go. <BR> <BR> I eat breakie at home. <BR> <BR> 2-3 Egg whites and 1 egg <BR> Veggies: tomatoes, cilantro, onions, mushroom... Wed, 14 May 2008 20:00:12 EST Where do you get your calorie counts from? I have a question. I'm trying really hard to track my food better - I think that being super careful will help me with this plateau that I'm stuck on. <BR> <BR> But I have a concern about how many calories I'm actually seems that there is a huge disparity between calorie counts from different books and packagers. <BR> <BR> I know that here on SP, some of the foods listed have a different count than when I look them up. I athe a book called "the complete book of food counts", ... Wed, 7 May 2008 21:55:35 EST soda question So, I buy two items a week for my husband, one bag of regular potato chips and a 2 liter coke. Now, is there any kind of soda that does not have HFCS in it or is at least a bit better than the others? I gave up on the chips and just buy him his regular, he will take no substitutes, but soda he would be more flexable on. Wed, 7 May 2008 06:09:31 EST bread question I have recently started to make a lot of changes in our family's diet and one thing I have being doing is baking our bread. I was wondering if anyone knows the pros and cons of using a bread maker for this task. I have been doing it the old fashioned way and it works just fine, just wondering about the alternative. Tue, 22 Apr 2008 07:33:45 EST Plastic and Food Question: With all the hype about not eating any food cooked inside plastic or covered with plastic or frozen in plastic, are those Steam fresh packs so healthy??? Anybody know? <BR> <BR> I wonder how we can find out. Is it only certain plastic? <BR> <BR> I hear if you look on the bottom of plastic water bottles (probably any plastic container) #'s 1,3,6 & 7 are not healthy to drink from. <BR> <BR> I wonder how we can find out? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:54:23 EST Hello, I am new here Hello, My name is Rosie and I am new to this team. I am from Michigan. I don't have much weight to lose, but, like to eat healthy. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:14:00 EST Vegetarian diet? Hi everyone! So, I'm going through our kitchen, tossing stuff to make room for grocery shopping tomorrow, and I was wondering, do any of you follow a vegetarian diet while still eating clean? Vegetarian diets aren't new to me, but usually involve a LOT of processed...mess. And I want to get rid of all of that. Plus, I have to take it easy on soy for health reasons. How do you do it? What are some sources of lean protien that aren't meat. (BTW, it's not so much a belief thing, as meat's... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:59:43 EST Clean Dinner? I'm always looking for clean dinners to make for my family. Dinners that are also quick and easy as I live a very busy lifestyle. <BR> What was your clean dinner tonight? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>194</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:36:17 EST product placement I've always been very vulnerable to the candy bars at the grocery store checkout but for the past year I've been using the self checkout line where they don't have that stuff and it has helped immensely with my choice last year to drop the sweet garbage. I'm busy checking the groceries and bagging them and there's nothing there to reach out and grab my bad habit. <BR> Ghislaine Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:57:57 EST protein powder you've probably already had this question a zillion times but i can't find the answer.. <BR> i just bought some protein powder, i got soy but i just didn't know which one to get. is there any difference? is soy or whey better? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:31:42 EST Quorn Products My friend is a vegetarian and was telling me about Quorn products-mostly sold at healthfood stores. It is a product that uses Mycoprotein as its base. Although I am currently not a vegetarian I wonder if Quorn products would qualify as clean? Some of thier products look tasty. <BR> <BR> An example of the ingredient list for their cranberry and goat cheese chik'n Cutlet: <BR> Mycoprotein (30%), goat cheese (goat’s milk, salt, cheese culture, enzyme), vegetarian soft cheese (buttermilk, cream,... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:15:48 EST Anybody else a hypocrite? Yesterday was the work potluck. I did good until I got to the desserts and ate a huge piece of a peanut butter cereal bar. I loved them growing up. <BR> <BR> It tasted good at first then after I felt really gross and my stomach hurt. Then after work I went to the gym and jumped on the treadmill for 4 miles. I had to keep stopping because my tummy hurt. Then in boot camp I couldn't do crunches because I had stomach pains. <BR> <BR> That stupid cereal bar was chock-full of sugar and corn syru... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:20:22 EST Green bags? Has anyone tried those vegetable keeping Green Bags? I'm sooooooooo skeptical of these Seen-On-Tv things, but it if they truly work like they say they do, it would save me a lot of money on produce..... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:27:50 EST I wish I weren't so picky....... But I'm really trying hard. I don't like tomatoes... but yesterday I had a grilled chicken sandwich and I put lettuce and TOMATO on the sandwich. I ate it, and again, I won't say I didn't like it... BUT I was like nervous and shaky when I was eating it, how ridiculous!!! Anyone else trying to get over being ridiculously picky about fruits and veggies in their clean eating quest? Just curious! Have a great day, all! Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:46:45 EST How clean was your easter? Mine was not as clean as I wanted, but it tasted so good! I did have a good serving of fruit, baked sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. But then a scoop of pineapple baked beans and homemade coffeecake. so good. But that was one day and I believe in starting each day fresh. <BR> <BR> It's hard to eat clean when I go to mom's for family dinner. Anybody else want to share their Easter experience? Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:36:52 EST March recipe challenge - Easy as pie! Ok team - here is a quick challenge to get us rolling right - <BR> <BR> The challenge, should you chose to accept it, is two fold: <BR> <BR> PART 1 <BR> 1 - Go to SparkRecipes <BR> 2 - Pick one of the top 10 recipes on the left hand side <BR> 3 - Tell us if it classifies as clean or not and why. <BR> 4 - If it is not clean - what can you do t make it clean. <BR> <BR> PART 2 <BR> Find a clean recipe in SparkRecipes that is not designated as clean (there are a few that start with 'Clean e... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:33:15 EST Lifestyle change... how is this affecting you? Do you have support for you lifestyle change to eat clean, or cleaner than usual? <BR> <BR> Do you have concerns with how this will fit into your life? <BR> <BR> Do you find clean eating to be enjoyable or a load of work? <BR> <BR> Are you getting what you want out of eating clean/er? <BR> <BR> Let us know what your journey to better eating has entailed - struggle, joy, frustration? Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:40:59 EST Clean Eating April Challenge Hey team! <BR> <BR> I am issuing the firsst challenge to clean eating! <BR> <BR> April's challenge will be to set a goal for you to follow and at the end of april whoever accomplishes their clean eating goal will win! <BR> <BR> RULES O FCHALLENGE: <BR> 1 - pick you own goal (eat 100% clean, eat clean at least one meal a day... etc. etc.) <BR> 2 - if you feel tha tyou are faltering, pelase post in the challenge and we will be here to help you! <BR> 3 - if you want to issue a challenge ... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:26:06 EST PANIC BUTTON!! Hey team! <BR> <BR> Use this thread if you feel the need to hit the panic button - as in you are having an off day and want to do some eating harm. Post here and we will check back and try to get to you ASAP to help you through! <BR> <BR> Also - if you need motivation please don't hesitate to huddle! <BR> <BR> We are a team and together we will learn and grow! Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:22:33 EST Favorite Clean snack Since we are all busy peopple, and we are all trying to stay true to our goals, I thought that it would be nice to have a little discussion on clean snacks, or your fave clean meal. <BR> <BR> My fave clean meal is stuffed peppers. <BR> I take 4 colored bells (red, yellow, and orange) and clean them out, making them into little bowls. <BR> <BR> I brown up 1 lb of ground turkey breast and add in onions and garlic while it is cooking. <BR> <BR> I cook 2 cups of brown rice in vegetable bro... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:18:34 EST Clean Foods So I have read through some of the posts and figured that I would start off by creating a short basic list of clean foods. <BR> <BR> Veggies <BR> Nearly all veggies are clean. Eat veggies all you like! The exceptions are those which are starcy and are calorically similar to grains (potatoes, corn, lima beans, etc.) eat these in moderation. <BR> <BR> Fruits <BR> All fruits are clean, however dried fruits have high concentrations of sugar in them and are not free foods. <BR> <BR> Fats... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:14:21 EST The admin is back! Sorry to have been MIA for so long. I went through some tough times, but am back and back on track! <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 13:54:58 EST Im new and a friendly hello to all I am in need of losing weight ,mostly for health reasons,Its hard to do so i might need some moral support, I recently lost some friends and relatives and thru my sadness and being lonely ,i ws over eating,so now I need to get on to healthy meals and improve my body and mind,Any suggestions would be welcomed? Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:26:48 EST Hello! Hello! Want to introduce myself to you all.I'm a 45 yr. old Indiana girl needing to drop about 80 lbs. and know that eating clean is the right way! I'm attending online college for a BS in Health Science, Majoring in Nutrition so I know about the right way to eat. I just get my mind set to do it!! Hoping this team can help me in my weight lose journey while making good friends along the way! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:41:13 EST HELP!!! Drowining in a sea of SUGAR!!!! ( rant) I'm so ANGRY!!!! I realize it's not healthy to be this upset, it's just that I've been reading food lables in an effort to rid our home ( OK at least MY body as dh isn't on board yet for clean eating) of sugar in processed foods ( YES I'd LOVE to rid the house of ALL processed foods, but dh isn't interested in that YET -- so I have to wait till it's gone as I'm the one who does most of the shopping).... So here I am reading the bbq sauce that dh LOVES --- SUGAR in ketchup, bbq sauce, salad dr... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 06:25:46 EST New to the Team Hello everyone! I have been with SparkPeople since the summer but I need to start better eating habits in order to get to my goal weight and possibly lower. I look forward to learning and sharing on this board! Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:21:30 EST Clean Eating Magazine I've posted this in several of my other teams which focus on clean eating...but wanted to share here as well! <BR> <BR> can subscribe for the magazine now! <BR> <link><BR>px </link> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day! <BR> Lisa Wed, 12 Dec 2007 06:14:00 EST New Cookbook? Has anyone gotten the new Eat Clean cookbook? I pre-ordered it a while ago and got it in the mail today! It looks awesome! Can't wait to try some new recipes!!! <BR> Thu, 4 Oct 2007 19:03:41 EST INFO: What is clean eating, exactly? Well... first off eating clean is not as boring as you may think. When I first heard of clean eating a few years back, I thought that it meant straight up steamed food with no taste or seasoning. <BR> <BR> I was wrong. <BR> <BR> In the simplest definition, you consistently eat high quality foods that are basically free of all unnatural additives. <BR> <BR> Clean foods are those without man-made sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats and other unnecessary ingredients. <BR> <BR> Spice... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 13:04:05 EST