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4/30/14 4:41 A

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Kale and black beans

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Awesome, thank you!

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4/14/14 11:52 P

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Here are a couple of good articles: strategymagazine.com/wellness/browse-all/w
hen-food-becomes-the-enemy
And this one is specifically for clean feeding the kids: http://strategymagazine.com/wellness/brows
e-all/danielle-walkers-tips-for-kid-fr
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2/18/14 6:02 P

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kale, spinach, cottage cheese and wheat bulgur seasoned with garlic and white pepper emoticon

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Kale, tuna, and black beans with mandarin oranges is a combo I may need to try. I'm not sure about the craisins . . . the last ones I tried were sugar laden. I have spinach (substitute for kale) on hand and may try this next week. (Right now I have a big bowl of mixed greens w/onion, carrot, cauliflower, and green pepper that I must use up first.)

Today I had a simple garden salad with a boiled egg with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and home made yogurt dressing. . (about 150 calories)

Saving some calories for a big dinner later.


Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

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2/17/14 10:12 A

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Kale tuna salad: kale + 1 can of tuna + black beans + craisins + mandarin oranges + raspberry vinaigrette + nuts (optional)

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2/16/14 2:35 P

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1 c each kale and cauliflower stir fried in 1 T evoo with garlic and 1/2 C cottage cheese.

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2/16/14 1:45 P

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Boiled chicken meat with onion, pickle, homemade yogurt 'dressing' on a lettuce wrap. Yummy!
I had TWO! Later, an orange for a snack.



Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

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Lunch today: Stir fry veggie (grn pepper, mushroom, onion, yellow squash) and scrambled eggs.


Lunch Sunday: Home made 'taco' salad. Homemade tortilla on griddle, garden salad, plain low-fat Greek yogurt (to substitute for sour cream), home made chili (low meat, extra tomatoes, onions, green pepper, etc.)

Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: 124.7
My focus is fitness!
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2/3/14 9:38 A

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I was in a hurry today and was up late last night, LUCKILY, I found some tasty soups from Aldi this last week that are pretty darn clean! They have this new SImplyNature brand, and even tho the ingredients list is a long one, there isn't anything listed that I couldn't find in my kitchen. Today is Orgnanic Chicken Noodle Soup, with a banana and an apple/banana fruit squeeze packet (also, the SimplyNature brand).

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hi everyone, usually lunch time for me coincides with my after workout smoothie, so most of the time if have a muscle milk smoothie with banana, chia seeds, flax, hemp hearts and that pretty much fills me up until snack time, today it will be tomato basil soup, love the clean recipes and the ideas for healthy everything in the magazine

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1/19/14 12:38 P

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I like this for my weekend lunches when I'm home:

Make ahead: Spaghetti Squash, ground turkey seasoned with italian spices, etc, cooked.

Preheat oven to 375, spray a pie dish with Pam (non-stick spray), layer bottom of pan with hand full of fresh spinach leaves, some sliced mushrooms, some cherry tomatoes ( I slice mine in half or fourths) then a cup of spaghetti squash on top of that, then 6 oz of the cooked seasoned ground turkey on top of that.

Cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees in oven. Take out and top with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Filling, delicious, healthy and delicious!

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1/16/14 2:38 P

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Quick grab and go---

Boiled eggs (boiled last night). A little salt & pepper and it's lunch.

This afternoon I had an orange.

I try to bring a few simple options (an apple, orange, and pear for example) if I am eating lunch away from home or on the run. I don't have to prepare or eat them all today, but have them to choose from. Canned tuna is a good 'easy' lunch.

What I like is you don't always have to think about 'preparing' an apple or an orange. Just wash and/or peel and eat.

Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: 124.7
My focus is fitness!
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1/16/14 11:06 A

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Hello, I'm new! I'm eating so weird not, I ate a fish meal in AM about 8, haddock fish and fresh spinich cooked with some garlic. Then for lunch I just grabbed a granola bar and a coffee with little 2% milk for cream. (didn't want to heat up fish at school.)

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Sounds good, anything you can make ahead is what I'm interested in. I'll look up the recipe. Thanks! Bri

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1/14/14 9:43 P

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It's a good wake up call. I had one at Christmas and had terrible heartburn! I will remember how bad it made me feel for a very long time!
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1/14/14 11:16 A

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1 or 2 oranges and a dozen+/- cashews.

(eating extra light today, due to a 'cheat' this a.m. -- 1/2 doughnut -- my bad!)

BTW . . . that doughnut . . . was AWFUL!!!!!
-- the dough was gooey and tasteless and the sweet was so sweet you couldn't taste much else. Ugh! It reminds me why I quit!



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Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: 124.7
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )


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1/13/14 9:46 P

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Yesterday I made Rachel Ray's turkey burger recipe and packed them up for the week. I put them on some spring mix salad with tomatoes. And a dill pickle. Yum... emoticon

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1/9/14 1:24 A

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One slice of whole wheat toast, peanut butter, apple, nonfat milk. Is that clean?

"Slow and steady wins the race!"


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Turkey Bacon BLT on pumpernickel. Is that clean?

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12/10/13 1:17 P

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Leftover homemade chicken and dumplins for me today.

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I was good about shopping and preparing my food over the weekend - I just packed my lunch in under 5 minutes. So much better when I am organized then when I try to wing it!

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Shop weekly and prepare on the weekend. I have a really big lunch bag/cooler I pack. I also pack a lot of cut fruit and veggies to snack on. I don't rely on the cafeteria at work because that can lead to a not so healthy choice.

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Cabbage with sausage and a side of pinto beans for today.

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I have been packing my lunch successful for the last 4-5 weeks. I usually bring a vegetarian chili, or some other bean dish and this week I am eating a vegetable lasagna with whole wheat noodles for lunch.

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Today was homemade chicken and barley soup.

Adversity is just opportunity!!

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I try to eat at least 1 clean meal a day.

Today's lunch:

cup of black beans cooked with spices (dried rosemary, chicken
bouillion cube, paprika, cumin, pepper, coriander seeds).
2 medium tortilla wraps
2 large eggs scrambled with salt and pepper
grape tomatoes
1 medium cucumber sliced
1 large container of tea: (Tetley black tea, peppermint tea,
cinnamon apple Celestial Seasonings brand)

1 small mcintosh apple for snack



yesterday's lunch:
leftover Oatmeal (a big bowl sized)
2 small apples
1 large container of tea (same as today's)


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today way a grilled turkey burger on whole wheat with sweet potatoe fries (baked) and a small mixe green salad (no dressing)

the turkey burger and sweet potatoe fries were too much - so I ended up eating the salad as a late afternoon snack

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Awesome choices - I have my own garden and greenhouse here in the Windy City and love what I grow. Interesting is if I have to buy something from the local store I am so disappointed - never really knew what food tasted like until you grow it without chemicals OMGosh the best - just flavor and no need for salt etc

So wish you well in your journey

Pay attention to your fruit - I see 3 + servings and 4+ veggies - try for more veggies and less fruits.

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I have made a choice to start eating clean, and so I started changing what I (and my family) eat. I am trying hard to switch to organic, toxin-free food, and I try to buy from local farmers. Cutting out the processed sugar, the saturated fat, and not buying anything in a box or package is tricky, but it can be done. My goal is to wean ourselves off of fast-food & processed meals by growing my own garden, composting, buying organically from natural food stores and Farmer's Markets.
Here is my typical weekly grocery list:

Breakfast:
- home-made granola (no additives preservatives) with almond, rice or soymilk
- plain yogurt with fresh berries or fruit
- cage-free, fresh eggs (from a local farm)
- a Nutri-bullet smoothie, comprised of 2 cups of greens (kale/ spinach, etc...) & 2 cups of fruit (apples, pineapples, etc..)

Lunch:
- grapes, strawberries, baby carrots, celery
- tuna packed in water, with Vegenaise (a substitute for mayo) & home-made wheat bread
- an orange or a pear
- cashews, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, pine nuts, etc... (without salt or preservatives)
- salad mix with avocado, almonds, carrots, etc...

Dinner:
- 1 cup starch: Basmati rice, white or brown, corn-on-the-cob, couscous, baked red potatoes
- 1 vegetable: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, or green beans (steamed)
- protein: tofu, edamame, whitefish, salmon, lentil soup, red bean soup, green pea soup

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red beans (made from the ones in the bag)
1/2 avacado

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leftovers, usually

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2bdynamic , it's called "eating clean" because that's what it is. Simply eating food from nature, clean the way it was intended, untainted by chemicals or processing. Keeping your body "clean" from junk.

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Just starting with clean eating but here is my lunch today:

Spring salad greens mix topped with 1 plum tomato and fresh mozerella. A drizzle of basalmic vinegret.

also had some pistachios(1/2 cup still in shell)

and red grapes (3/4 cup)

Hope it is clean enough for starting out.

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1 1/2 baked potato - only salt and pepper
1 small tomato
1/2 of a fresh avacado

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usually "clean" leftovers from dinner

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As a newbie, I am wondering, "Why do they call it CLEAN?" ............. Can someone explain to a rookie? ........... emoticon

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Chicken Curry Quinoa
Cut up a few organic chicken thighs
Saute with 1/2 an onion in Coconut Oil
Toss in 2 diced zucchini (whatever you happen to have in fridge)
Spice up with yellow curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder and salt (to taste)
Stir in 2 cups chicken (or veggie broth) and 2 cups water
Bring to boil
Stir in 2 Cups Organic Quinoa
Lower heat and cover for 20 mins

Prep time ~30 mins
Travels well and makes enough for several lunches. Perfect with a nice ripe pear!



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I sautéed some onions and beets in butter and bbq sauce and added some kidney beans at the end.

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Went to a family reunion today and ate . . . let's say I am just calling it a 'free' day.

2 days of compromising food choices . . . but, did a fair job of being discretionary and stayed in my calorie range.

Yesterday, I ate tortilla chips at the Mexican restaurant . . . in excess, but, ordered a fajita plate and took half home.

Today, I had fried chicken but, skipped desserts and the high calories side dishes.

So, I will back on track for Monday.

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Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: 124.7
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )


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Today was a Berry Almond Chicken Salad from Wendy's with only one packet of the Raspberry Viniagrette

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3 cups sautéed veggies over 1/2 cup rice
(onions, green peppers, zucchini, carrots, beets, mushrooms)

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I had a veggie omelet and a piece of whole wheat bread with pickled sweet peppers for a 'relish' on the side. Later, I had a banana for mid afternoon snack.

Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: 124.7
My focus is fitness!
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I had a pastrami roll up and a banana today ... Two Romaine lettuce leaves with 1 Tbsp hummus spread on them, a slice of Munster cheese, and 1/2 ounce of pastrami - all rolled up like a burrito :)

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Vicky, I learned a few things from my daughter (who underwent weight loss surgery and also frequents fast food places). She asks! This trips them up from time to time but many places will accommodate special orders.

Here are my tips and the ones I learned from my daughter:
Ask for just the chicken fillet without bread or sauces. At Taco Bell they will serve taco salad without the shell (or just don't eat it if they won't accommodate). Get the side salad and bring your own salad dressing. Never ever get the fries and skip the beef most of the time. Wendy's has baked potatoes -- omit the sour cream and butter and learn to like it with a little salt and pepper or it is good too with a little added 'lite' dressing instead. KFC has roasted chicken (not sure of the prep ingredients--so you should research) you can also get green beans there too. The coleslaw and baked beans should be avoided if you are counting calories. Taco Bell will sometimes sell their shredded chicken in a bowl by itself. Skip the bread and wraps and just eat what is inside--order dressings and sauces on the side for control in how much you are getting. (Some salad dressings can be as much as 150 calories or more for 2 tablespoons. Scary.) Watch those 'healthy' salads fast food places offer -- the dressings and some of the ingredients can add up fast--remove the chips and croutons for starters. Nuts (on salads) are good for you but may push you over the calorie wall if you have too many. Subway has a great 'chop salad' just order with 1/2 the meat and choose a low calorie dressing (on the side) without oil if you can. Captain D's offer's baked fish--ask that no butter or oils to be added when they cook yours. McDonald's has a few healthy choices like sliced apples (but probably cheaper if you just buy one at the farmers market though) and yogurt and fruit parfaits.

Some ideas from the 'peanut gallery' hope this helps . . . .

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Eat alot of lunches in fast foods can't afford a good restraunt ! I need a plan for Wendys and burger king ! emoticon

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Left-over stir-fried veggies from last night ... carrots, broccoli, onion, bell pepper

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I shall be having speghetti with broccoli and scrambled egg and strawberries. I am trying not to eat as much meat as it is my weakness.

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I work from home with a mixed up schedule so breakfast/lunch (brunch) is one meal and I have dinner and a few small snacks throughout the day into the evening.

I prepare my own foods and seldom eat processed foods.

For 'brunch' my favorite meal is stir-fry (zucchini, onion, mushrooms, grn. pepper) with an egg as an omelet or on the side. Sometimes I'll add a slice of whole wheat bread and sliced tomatoes.

I also eat stir-fry vegetables (expanded selection on the combo above) on brown rice.

Other 'brunches' include a banana/strawberry smoothie made with almond milk and cocoa.
Sometimes, if I am cutting back for a bigger meal later, I may just eat the banana and a few (under 1/4 c.) almonds, peanuts or walnuts.

I love a bowl of vegetable soup when we have leftovers, usually with 2-3 crackers or none at all (depending on my calorie budget for the day)

I also like fat free cottage cheese and pineapple.

Salads with fat/sugar free vinaigrette dressing and a can of tuna or chicken breast meat are also very good too.

Homemade yogurt dressing with a veggie tray is a great meal when I am on the road.

I keep calories to about 200-300 for lunch and try to include some protein most days.

Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!

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A cup of cole slaw mix and a couple of vegetable egg roles (sliced). Heat the two in the microwave for a minute and add some sweet/sour sauce. For dessert: a half cup of pureed banana, a tablespoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a tablespoon of sunflower seeds, 2 tablespoons of shaved coconut, and a quarter cup of cereal.

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I like to make big batches of homemade soups and then freeze them in individual containers. I usually pair it with one of the following:

Tomato, avocado and onion salad with a little bit of EVOO, salt and pepper

1 oz of Mozzarella, tomato, basil. EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar

Hard Boiled Egg, Spinach and Feta Cheese

1 pack of Albacore Tuna served on top of a tossed salad

Whole Wheat Pita with 2 Tbs of Hummus, Fresh Red Peppers and Arugula

Black Beans or Cannelini Beans tossed into a salad

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I've got a turkey sausage & lentil soup that I really enjoy, and a minestrone that is yummy! That and lots of fruits and veggies or a mason jar salad round out my lunch. I'm hoping to make a batch of marinara sauce this afternoon to have some variety for hot lunches.
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Eating clean means to eat foods that are fresh, not processed. Foods that will nourish your body, not challenge it.

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In my book, you can't beat a nice bowl of lentil soup for lunch. Packed with protein and fiber, it will keep you feeling full and energized. Yes, they have a lot of carbs but they are released slowly into the system. No insulin spikes. Enjoy!



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Either myself or my husband will make a big pot of soup for me and I'll take that all week. Always a vegetable soup, and usually vegan and dairy free (lactose intolerant). My normal rotation includes:

~ butternut squash
~ corn chowder
~ fresh pea
~ leek and potato
~ African peanut
~ Good Housekeeping's Amazing Vegetable Soup Diet soup

I will usually take a piece of bread to eat with it -- usually a homemade biscuit or roll. Sometimes I'll bring a bit of cheese to have with it, but not usually. I also bring an apple or some grapes for a snack.

I'm lucky to have a microwave at work, so I just bring my soup to work in a mason jar (2 cups of soup at lunch). But if you don't have a microwave, a thermos does a great job.

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My lunches tend to be smaller, with an afternoon snack. Some of my go-to's are:

1/2 spaghetti squash, 1 T butter, mushroom seasoning
A bowl of vegetable soup with a leftover chicken or fish.
2 boiled eggs with ketchup, cucumber and carrots with ranch and an apple.
Canned tuna or Brunswick sardines or herring with vegetables and fruit.
Flaxmeal bread with munchies: veggies and fruit, pumpkin seeds.


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Im not sure what it means to eat clean? I know this may sound dumb and maybe its really simple but Ive never researched it before. Right now Im Vegan and have been (besides during my pregnancy) for the last 2+ years. Can anyone give me more info about it?

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Typically my lunches are 4-5oz of grilled chicken breast with 1 cup of veggies. Twice a week I add a carb like .5c of brown or wild rice, sometimes a fist-sized portion of sweet potato.
I prepare all of this on Sunday for the whole week. I change up the marinade on the chicken for a different flavor and the veggies week to week too.

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I'm fairly new to eating clean, and I'm not quite 100% there, but close to 90%. Cooking at home is all clean, and I really enjoy my homemade soups, loaded with beans and fresh veggies. I like batch cooking as well and keep our meals very simple and clean. Generally lunches consist of leftovers from the previous night, soup, salads, and tuna fish, along with fruit and/or veggies.

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I'm new to eating clean. I've started with increasing fruits and veggies daily and trying not to eat red meat (tough one for me). I still haven't been able to kick my sugar habit but have decreased it significantly. I even tried veggie burgers for the first time (surprisingly not bad).
My biggest hurdle is trying to incorporate meals to include my son and get my him eating clean as well (4 years old) and a picky eater (allergic to tree nuts too).
Here's to trying new things :)

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I will always be a meat and potatoes girl, but I decided to go vegan for three weeks on Jan 1. I did it a couple years a ago and it's a great way to rededicate yourself to eating clean. I know in a week when I go back to a "regular" diet, my choices will be so much better. I really do like the vegan foods, but darn it, I just love chili cheese nachos sometimes!

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I work 9am-3pm with no lunch break (my choice-- I set my own schedule). I always have a good solid breakfast (typically homemade sausage, eggs, and 1/2 sweet potato), and usually cook something for dinner.

For "lunches" I tend to either have "snacks" like a banana & walnuts, guacamole and carrots a couple times a day. I also like having simple things like leftover chili on top of brown rice, or other quick to throw together leftovers.

Taco meat (I do a can of rotel per 1/2 pound of meat, plus chili powder, cumin, pepper, and garlic) over a baked sweet potato is delicious!

Tuna salad with veggies is another easy thing for me to throw together in the morning.

I am wheat and dairy free beyond eating clean (intolerances and allergies). It can make variety a little difficult, but I feel so terrible when I don't eat clean that it just isn't worth it!

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Viva and I am dedicated to turning my unhealthy eating habits around starting with a replacement meal protein salad per day!

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Most days my lunches are left overs from supper the night before. This not only eliminates waste, but ensures I don't call for take out. We cook our meals almost completely from scratch. Avoid processed foods as much as possible, and rarely eat out.

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I take a lot of home made soup to work for lunch, I laughed out loud when I saw the suggestion about eating clean in the work canteen. You should see the salad in ours . . . nearly all of it covered with cheap 'mayo', it must have a zillion calories and heaven knows what else. If I have to buy food there I will actually choose one of the hot meals, as they are healthier IMO. But not 'clean'.

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Mexican Chicken Soup for lunch today. I love that it's so cheap to make, especially using homemade broth, and it's totally clean. One batch made me 10 lunches for less than $10

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Can you send me some of your recipes of eating clean. Thank Norma

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I'm new to the clean eating thing, and I have a lot to learn but today I had 3 oz of oven roasted chicken breast, an Orowheat multi grain sandwich thin, tomato and hellmans olive oil mayo with an organic green apple.



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I try to pack lunch every day during the week.
I like to eat brown rice with steamed veggies
Brown rice with lentils
but if I forget to bring in something my go to restaurants are:
Korean, Thai, Vietnamese.... I could eat that everyday. Maybe I was asian in my former life.


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I am new to clean eating and I love soup. What is in your clean soup ad chili?

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Great ideas! I do super lazy lunches.... frozen edamame, brown rice & kale w/ a little soy sauce and some hummus on the side. I'll eat it hot or cold depending on my mood. I eat much cleaner and better when I have to pack my lunch!

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I fix so many different things for lunch:
**Mixed greens w/chickpeas and Annie's Organics dressings
**My homemade veggie burgers w/Ezekial breads or an Ezekial pita or wrap, lots of greens, sliced mini cukes, Cherub and Sunburst tomatoes
**Leftover roasted veggies, usually consist of (sweet potatoes, purple potatoes, gold & red beets, onions, shrooms, peppers), then I cut up an avocado and throw in some chickpeas, flaxseed and add a little Annie's Organic Green Goddess for a protein packed bowl
**One day a week, I eat at Schlotsky's and order the Fresh Veggie on wheat, no sauce, no onions and on the side I have my faves Cherub & Sunburst tomatoes
**My homemade egg salad or tuna salad

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Since I have been part of the Sparkpeople family, my eating clean days seem so very easy. You all keep me so motivated, Thank you for all of your support.

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Losing weight for me is not an option. It is something that must be done to keep my whole body balanced, for a longer and healthier life.

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I love smoothies! My favorite is using low/non fat greek yogurt, honey, orange juice, and frozen fruit natural cups, juice and all, and blending it together. Smoothies are very filling and an easy way to get some fruits, even veggies, into your diet. We also started juicing. Though I'm not a fan of taste or texture, I do love that I am getting an entire cucumber, 4 carrots, 4 celery stalks, and much more in one drink. Those veggies have a lot of juice!

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I made a banana smoothie w/ingredients that I'd have never thought about using together but man it's good, filling too.
3 T sunflower seeds (pulse finely then add)
juice form 2 oranges
1/2 banana (I used frozen)
1 t spirulina powder
1/2-1 t honey or agave nectar (to taste)
blend and drink

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On top of wanting to eat clean, I also have to avoid all dairy and most grains--- they seem to be my biggest IBS triggers. This can make all meals challenging, but especially lunch. The key seems to be making stuff at on the weekend that I can eat on for several days. Soups are a good one, but I don't like soup as much during this Mississippi summer.

I love throwing some chicken breasts in the crock pot with just salt and pepper and eating on that through the week. Also, I found this awesome bean salad (relatively low carb, too) recipe that I can make up at the beginning of the week, which is only ~90 calories per 1/2 cup serving:

1 can each green beans, yellow wax beans, rinsed black beans (low sodium)
1 cup shelled edamame
2 diced bell peppers (usually one is red or orange for some color)
1/2 diced red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp country style grey poupon
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste (1 tsp each, usually)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp italian herbs

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I love left over creativity

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Because I work 10 hour shifts an hour from home, I do most of my eating outside the home. In fact, all I've been eating at home lately has been my eggs and oats in the AM and then my egg white omelet at night. This requires me to get creative a lot of the time. Favorites so far:

Chicken "fajitas" - 2 whole wheat crunchy tortillas, grilled chicken, and grilled onions and peppers

Chicken Pesto Pasta - whole wheat penne with grilled chicken and a homemade roasted tomato basil pesto

Ground Chicken Breast Zucchini Burgers on w/w sandwich thin with mustard. (Recipe here:
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This week I wasn't as prepared. I usually cook on the weekends for the week ahead, but this weekend was Easter and my son's birthday. Thankfully I've been able to stay one day ahead, so when I go home and make dinner for the family, it's my dinner for the next day (sometimes my lunch too!). Trying to get some good clean casserole recipes together for this weekend, though. Not too keen on cooking every night anymore since my day now starts at 4am (leaving the house by 5am) and ends at 7pm. LOOONG day!

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This is a toughie for me when I am at work. There's no microwave, I can't leave to find one, and I'm usually VERY rushed. Most days it's chicken breast sliced thin on Ezekiel bread with spicy hummus spread on the bread. Oh, and cucumbers. Salads get old after a while, and not easy to eat on the run...


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I normally do an almond milk based smoothie in the morning, but decided to bring my MagicBullit blender into work so I can make a green smoothies at lunch at least once a week. I'm still experimenting with the protein aspect of these as I definately need that to get through the rest of my afternoons!

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Hi Slim,

I like to make casseroles/stews at the weekend. I make a selection of vegetarian and meat-based meals.
For the vegetarian casseroles I'll use beans, lentils or some times Quorn or soy. For the meat casseroles I use cubed bison/beef or chicken breast meat. Lots of vegetables including carrots, potatoes, celery, turnip, peas or edamame and basically any vegetables that are fresh in the market on shopping day.

Also, I batch cook chicken breasts: Marinate in olive oil and herbs and roast in the oven. They are then quick and easy to reheat with quinoa or brown rice and veggies.
Batches of homemade meat balls made from turkey or beef. Cooked in a marinara sauce with garlic and onions. They're great to have with pasta, quinoa or brown rice...or even served in a whole-wheat hoagie (sub!) with cheese and salad vegetables.

When the weather gets warmer (!!!) I also like to make batches of homemade falafel. I make a tahini sauce and will serve them together with pitta bread and salad. Or "Shawarma-style" with some roasted lamb in a pitta bread.

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Normally, I eat salads for lunch, that I make at home and take to work. However, lately I have been buying my salads out at the local restaurants, Leona's or Olive Garden. In the past, I have made soup to take for lunch. Lately, I have become bore with eating soup and salad. So I brought frozen collard, spinach, kale and mustard greens, that I cooked the night before to take to lunch. I eat a Morning Star veggie patty or veggie meatballs with the greens.

I really need some new suggestions for clean eating at lunch, to get more variety in my meals. I prefer to eat a hot meal at lunch or sometime hot with my salad. Again, I'm getting bored and have eaten unclean foods a couple of times this week.

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A salad alone doesn't cut it for me, so every Sunday I make a double batch of clean soup or chili. I eat it for most of my lunches during the week. My husband and teen daughter will also enjoy a cup of soup in one of their weekday lunches. At week's end I freeze any leftovers in FoodSaver bags so on the rare week when I don't have time to make soup, I have individual servings that I can pull out of the freezer in the morning. This seems to be working quite well for my family.

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Since I cook clean dinners, I often take leftovers. If no leftovers are available, I often create a mixed salad with about 1/2 cup each broccoli, cauliflower, kale, tomatoes or red peppers and a little bit of feta about 1 oz. Then I toss with my own homemade vinaigrette. Sometimes I'll add avocado too - just depends. That with about 1/2 cup cottage cheese fills me up.

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At Whole Foods market: 3 small chicken thighs (no skin) sauted zucchini, peppers + onion mix


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One of my staple lunches is a dark green salad with veggies, such as celery, carrots, tomatoes, beans and sometimes and egg or natural choice lunch meat with no preservatives. I like to use olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette as a dressing, which gives it a hint of sweetness. Sometimes, I substitute strawberries or other berries for tomatoes.

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I recently bought a Vitamix (blender, food processor juicer). I enjoy a smoothie for lunch now most days. It's so nutritious and hydrating and easy to make in a snap! Today I threw in a red pepper, baby carrots, lettuce, tomato, apple, banana and flax.

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I too tend to eat the same lunch a lot. An Amy's organic beans burito (soon i'll try and make my own homemade version!) with a spinach or kale salad with tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, sunflower seeds anything I have in the fridge really with just a bit of balsamic vinegar as dressing.

Still trying to master the "cooler", i'm getting better at it but I need a bigger container :) I always have a small tuna can in it, and I try to have a banana/apple/grapefruit in it too for the day. Fresh raw veggies to snack on.

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I pack a cooler every day because I'm gone so long (leave the house at 5:30a usually not home until 4p, except T & W when I get home at 10p). I tend to eat the same thing alot because it makes for easy planning. My dinners tend to vary much more.

Lunch for me is usually one of three things:

1) lentil soup with some type of raw veggie side (carrot sticks, homemade no mayo coleslaw, etc) and greek yogurt with fresh fruit.

2) Amy's low sodium brown rice and veggie bowl with an extra serve of kale or spinach mixed in and cottage cheese and fresh fruit.

3) Tuna fish (no mayo) with half a baked sweet potato, veggie side (green beans, broccolli or brussels sprouts usually), and a slice of cheddar cheese with an apple.

Sometimes I will bring leftovers from the night before but usually I revert back to one of these three...

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I bring my lunch to work every day. It's usually leftovers from the previous night. But if not then salad with grilled chicken and a piece of fruit.

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I ate a typical luncho n the train last week - peeled raw carrots, cold brown basmati rice with wild rice (I don't eat much at all but I do need some brown carb) and sardines.

At home - my work is based here - 4 times a week I have grilled salmon, 2 corn on the cob, the same brown rice and spinach.

Can't have bread as intolerant of yeast (and lots of English shop bought wholemeal bread has all sorts added to it including sugar)

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Most of the time, I eat lunch at home. When I am out for lunch, I try to make the best choices from what's available.

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Great ideas! Keep them coming!

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I make homemade vegetable soup weekly and have that with salad, or an egg white omelet with lots of veggies in it. I've been eating gluten free/grain free, so have been exploring other websites for recipes to find a good "bread" recipe so that I can enjoy a sandwich again. There's one I'm going to try on Elana's Pantry for Paleo Bread I'm going to make soon. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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My favorite lunch is a brown rice wrap spread with a couple tablespoons of spicy hummus, spinach leaves and grilled chicken. Great paired with an apple!

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I love soups too MRS. CARLY emoticon

At this cooler time of year, I make soup (also from scratch) for most of our dinners. (Since we both work from home, lunch is our main meal of the day.)
Some of our favorite soups are:
Minestrone
Butternut squash
Mushroom
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Lentil



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My lunches vary. I eat a lot of proteins (chicken, lean beef, lean pork, etc....I'm not picky). I am a huge fan of soups, especially pureed soups which are all made from scratch. I have a butternut squash soup, broccoli soup, and sometimes Pumpkin soup that I rotate. I also eat sweet potatoes, and various other veggies. I am somewhat limited in what I can eat because I have a lot of food allergies/intolerances (eggs are one of them which is what I miss the most!).

My soup recipes:
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I try not to eat out too much, mostly because of my food issues, but when I do I stick to salads or order grilled chicken (no butter), with steamed asparagus and avocado slices. LOVE that!

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What do YOU prepare for your clean lunches?

Do you pack a lunch for work? Try to eat clean in the staff facilities or from local eateries? Are you an "at home" lunch muncher?

Please share your ideas, recipes and hint/tips.

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